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PEID: 24300

ROP: 103132

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Affinity Group: European Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Turkish

Language: Gagauz - (gag)

Alternate Name(s): Turk, Maritime Gagauz

Primary Religion: Christianity - Eastern Orthodoxy

Country: Kazakhstan

Also found in: Bulgaria; Moldova; Türkiye

Population: 1,200

Global Population: 178,600

PEID: 24300

ROP: 103132

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Gagauzes of Kazakhstan, numbering 1,200, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Turkish people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 178,600 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Gagauz. The primary religion practiced by the Gagauzes is Orthodox Christianity, a branch of Christianity that includes Copts, the Assyrian Church of the East, Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches.

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