• PEOPLE NAME: SOUTHERN UZBEK OF AFGHANISTAN

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Uzbek

Language: Southern Uzbek - (uzs)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Afghanistan

Also found in: Pakistan; Turkey; United States

Population: 3,545,000

Global Population: 4,398,000


PEID: 24028

ROP: 110472

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Southern Uzbek of Afghanistan, numbering 3,545,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Uzbek people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,398,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Southern Uzbek. The primary religion practiced by the Southern Uzbek is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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