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PEID: 24448

ROP: 100852

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Caucasus

Language: Karachay-Balkar - (krc)

Alternate Name(s): Karachay

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Russia

Also found in: United States

Population: 113,000

Global Population: 113,475

PEID: 24448

ROP: 100852

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Balkar of Russia, numbering 113,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Caucasus people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 113,475 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Karachay-Balkar. The primary religion practiced by the Balkar 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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