• PEOPLE NAME: KARAKALPAKS OF TURKMENISTAN

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Kazakh

Language: Kara-Kalpak - (kaa)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Turkmenistan

Also found in: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Uzbekistan

Population: 5,700

Global Population: 785,600


PEID: 24619

ROP: 104638

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Karakalpaks of Turkmenistan, numbering 5,700, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Kazakh people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 785,600 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Kara-Kalpak. The primary religion practiced by the Karakalpaks 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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