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Turkmen people
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Turkmen man of Central Asia
Total population
c. 6 million
Regions with significant populations
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 4,248,000
Iran Iran 1,328,585
Afghanistan Afghanistan 200,000
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 152,000
Pakistan Pakistan 110,000
Russia Russia 46,885
Tajikistan Tajikistan 15,171
Ukraine Ukraine 7,709
Languages
Turkmen language
Religion
Mostly Islam
Related ethnic groups
Other Turkic peoples

Turkmens are one of the main Turkic ethnic group in Central Asia, mainly in Turkmenistan, ethnic minorities in Afghanistan and Iran. They speak Turkmen language of the Turkic languages family.

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