• PEOPLE CLUSTER: UYGHUR


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 9

Population: 14,360,950

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 14,360,950

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 25,600

Number of countries: 7


Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

Overview: The Uyghurs are a Turkic people who today are concentrated in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Other Uyghurs live in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Isolated subgroups of Tibetan Buddhist Uyghur still remain in China, but the vast majority of Uyghur are Sunni Muslims of the Hanafi school.

  -- James S. Olson, An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian and Soviet Empires. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press (1994), pp. 668-671).

Peoples within this cluster: Uyghur; Yugur, Enger; Yugur, Saragh

Countries where they are found: China; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; United States; Uzbekistan


People groups: 9

Population: 14,360,950

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 14,360,950

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 25,600

Number of countries: 7