Kyrgyz people

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Kyrgyz people
A Kyrgyz woman.JPG
Kyrgyz woman
Total population
c. 4.5 million
Regions with significant populations
 Kyrgyzstan 3,804,788[a][1][2]
 Uzbekistan 250,000[3]
 China 202,500[4]
 Russia 103,422[5]
 Tajikistan 62,000
 Kazakhstan 23,274[6]
 Turkey 1,600[7]
 Afghanistan 1,130[8]
 Ukraine 1,128[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.

Kyrgyz man from Kyrgyzstan

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References[change | change source]

  1. 2009 Census preliminary results Archived 2011-07-24 at Archive.is (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. http://www.xjtj.gov.cn/sjcx/tjnj_3415/2016xjtjnj/rkjy/201707/t20170714_539451.html
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  6. http://92.46.60.130/open.php?exten=pdf&nn=760179[permanent dead link]
  7. https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12933/TU
  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