Uzbek people

Turkic people of Central Asia

Uzbeks are a Turkic-speaking ethnic group who mainly live in Central Asian countries. Uzbeks are the majority of people living in Uzbekistan. They are a minority group in AfghanistanTajikistanKazakhstan, KyrgyzstanTurkmenistanRussia, Pakistan and China. Uzbeks speak Uzbek language of the Turkic language family.

Young Uzbek boy in Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent.
Total population
apprx. 39 million
Regions with significant populations
 Uzbekistan28.0 million (2021)[1]
Afghanistan3.5 million (2021)[2]
 Tajikistan3.2 million (2017)[3][4]
 Kyrgyzstan1.8 million (2017)[3]
 Kazakhstan617,000 (2021)[5]
 Turkmenistan558,000 (2021)[6]
 Russia360,000 (2018)[7]
 Pakistan280,000 (2015)[8]
 Saudi Arabia170,000 (2008)[9]
 United States70,000 (2019)[10]
Predominantly Sunni Islam[15]
Related ethnic groups
Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples

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  1. "Uzbekistan Population 2021 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs)". Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  2. "Afghan Population: 34,940,837 (July 2018 est.) [Uzbeks = 11%]". Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The World Factbook. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Inter Agency Regional Analysts Network: "Ferghana Valley Five Year Humanitarian Trends Assessment." Middle East. March 2017. / Ferghana Valley Development Project (UN) (UNFVDP) "A large minority of ethnic Uzbeks can be found in Tajikistan (31%) and Kyrgyzstan (27%), and are sometimes the majority population in border areas (UNFVDP)."
  4. compare Zafar, Athar: "Language, culture and identity in Tajikistan". Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of International Studies, 2009. Chapter 2, page 37. "According to Census of 2000, ... Tajiks are the largest group consisting 65% percent of the population, about 25 per cent are Uzbeks. ...There is no accurate data available on the exact number ofTajiks, the definition of 'Tajik' is still being discussed. During the census many ethnic Uzbeks were also considered as Tajiks."
  5. "Population: 18,744,548 (July 2018 est.) [Uzbeks = 3%]". Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The World Factbook. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  6. "Uzbeks in Turkmenistan". Joshua Project. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  7. "Появятся ли в России узбекские деревни?". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  8. "Uzbeks in Pakistan". Joshua Project. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  9. "Muhojirot va o'zbeklar tarixi… Kecha va bugun tahlili". Voice of Amerika in Uzbek. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  10. "PLACE OF BIRTH FOR THE FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION IN THE UNITED STATES, Universe: Foreign-born population excluding population born at sea, 2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 February 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  11. Evrenpaşa Köyü | Güney Türkistan'dan Anadoluya Urfa Ceylanpınar Özbek Türkleri. Retrieved on 2013-07-12.
  12. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine: The distribution of the population by nationality and mother tongue Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine
  13. "Uzbek Minority – Chinese Nationalities (Ozbek)". Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  14. "Microsoft Word - Report on Survey on methods for 2010 Census round.doc" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  15. "Chapter 1: Religious Affiliation". The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity. Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project. August 9, 2012