• PEOPLE NAME: KYRGYZ OF UZBEKISTAN

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PEID: 24682

ROP: 105550

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Kyrgyz

Language: Kirghiz - (kir)

Alternate Name(s): Kyrgyz

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Uzbekistan

Also found in: Afghanistan; China; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkey

Population: 150,000

Global Population: 4,720,900


PEID: 24682

ROP: 105550

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Kyrgyz of Uzbekistan, numbering 150,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Kyrgyz people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,720,900 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Kirghiz. The primary religion practiced by the Kyrgyz 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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