Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Uyghur

Language: Uighur - (uig)

Alternate Name(s): Uighur

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: China

Also found in: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Saudi Arabia; Türkiye; United States; Uzbekistan

Population: 11,000,000

Global Population: 11,477,700

PEID: 24104

ROP: 110469

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Uyghurs of China, numbering 11,000,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Uyghur people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 11,477,700 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Uighur. The primary religion practiced by the Uyghurs 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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