• PEOPLE NAME: UYGHURS OF TÜRKIYE

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Uyghur

Language: Uighur - (uig)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Türkiye

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

Population: 27,000

Global Population: 11,431,100


PEID: 24600

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 Türkiye, numbering 27,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Uyghur people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 11,431,100 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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