Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Kyrgyz

Language: Kirghiz - (kir)

Alternate Name(s): Khirgiz

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Also found in: Afghanistan; China; Kazakhstan; Tajikistan; Turkey; Uzbekistan

Population: 4,850,000

Global Population: 5,494,500

PEID: 24357

ROP: 105550

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity

Overview: The Kyrgyz of Kyrgyzstan, numbering 4,850,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kyrgyz people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,494,500 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Kirghiz. The primary religion practiced by the Kyrgyz 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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