Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Uyghur

Language: Uighur - (uig)

Alternate Name(s): Uyghur

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Kyrgyzstan

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

Population: 66,000

Global Population: 10,089,000

PEID: 24374

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 Kyrgyzstan, numbering 66,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Uyghur people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 10,089,000 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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