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Uzbek people
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Uzbek people
Total population
c. 30 million
Regions with significant populations
 Uzbekistan 23,929,309 (2013)
 Afghanistan 2,799,726 (2013)
 Tajikistan 1,210,236 (2013)
 Kyrgyzstan 980,000 (2009)
 Russia 499,862
 Kazakhstan 490,000
 Saudi Arabia 300,000
 Turkmenistan 260,000
 Australia 80,000
 Pakistan 70,133 (2005)
 United States 50,795 (2014)
 Turkey 45,000
 Ukraine 22,400
 China 14,800
 Mongolia 560
Languages
Uzbek
Religion
Mainly Islam (predominantly Sunni or Cultural Muslims), minority non-religious.
Historically Tengriism
Related ethnic groups
Other Turkic peoples

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

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