Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Uzbek

Language: Northern Uzbek - (uzn)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Also found in: China; Kazakhstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan

Population: 987,000

Global Population: 32,353,500

PEID: 24376

ROP: 107469

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Uzbeks of Kyrgyzstan, numbering 987,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Uzbek people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 32,353,500 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Northern Uzbek. The primary religion practiced by the Uzbeks 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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