Kyrgyz people

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Kyrgyz people
Kara-Kyrgyz.PNG
Kyrgyz man
Total population
c. 4.5 million
Regions with significant populations
 Kyrgyzstan3,804,788[a][1][2]
 Uzbekistan250,000[3]
 China202,500[4]
 Russia103,422[5]
 Tajikistan62,000
 Kazakhstan23,274[6]
 Turkey1,600[7]
 Afghanistan1,130[8]
 Ukraine1,128[9]
Languages
Kyrgyz, Russian
Religion
Predominantly Sunni Islam[10][11]
Related ethnic groups
Other Turkic peoples

^a At the 2009 census, ethnic Kyrgyz constituted roughly 71% of population of Kyrgyzstan (5.36 million).

Kyrgyzs are a Turkic ethnic group living in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is home to Kyrgyz people and Kyrgyz speakers. The majority of Kyrgyzs are Sunni Muslims.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 2009 Census preliminary results Archived 2011-07-24 at Archive.today (Russian)
  2. "Ethnic composition of the population in Kyrgyzstan 1999–2014" (PDF) (in Russian). National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. Censuses 1970–1989 show 0.9 % Kyrgyz population share in Uzbekistan total, 2000 estimates were also 0.9 % (Ethnic Atlas of Uzbekistan), actually Uzbekistan population is 27,767,100 (2009), so 0.9 % is appr. 250,000
  4. "新疆维吾尔自治区统计局". www.xjtj.gov.cn.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2009-12-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. http://92.46.60.130/open.php?exten=pdf&nn=760179[permanent dead link]
  7. Project, Joshua. "Kyrgyz in Turkey". joshuaproject.net.
  8. "Wak.p65" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  9. Ukrainian population census 2001[dead link]: Distribution of population by nationality. Retrieved on 23 April 2009
  10. West, Barbara A., p. 440
  11. Mitchell, Laurence, pp. 23–24
  12. Mitchell, Laurence, p. 25
  13. West, Barbara A., p. 441