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PEID: 24598

ROP: 110306

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Turkmen

Language: Turkish - (tur)

Alternate Name(s): Turkomani

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Türkiye

Also found in: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Kyrgyzstan; Pakistan; Syria; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; United States; Uzbekistan

Population: 800,000

Global Population: 13,738,300

PEID: 24598

ROP: 110306

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Turkmen of Türkiye, numbering 800,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Turkmen people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 13,738,300 in 11 countries. Their primary language is Turkish. The primary religion practiced by the Turkmen is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.

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