The Uzbeks are the largest ethnic group in Uzbekistan, and they make up the largest Muslim community within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a regional organization of former Soviet Republics. Ethnologue identifies two Uzbek languages. Northern Uzbek is spoken in Uzbekistan; Southern Uzbek is spoken in Afghanistan. In terms of religion, the great majority of Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims.
-- James S. Olson, An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian and Soviet Empires. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press (1994), pp. 706-717).
Peoples within this cluster:
Uzbek, Northern; Uzbek, Southern (Afghan Uzbek)
Countries where they are found:
Afghanistan; China; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Pakistan; Tajikistan; Türkiye; Turkmenistan; United States; Uzbekistan
Unreached people groups:
Number of countries: