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Kyrgyzstan is a multiethnic state with a population of 5,000,000. It is home to more than 90 nationalities: Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Tajiks, Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, Uighurs, Dungans (Chinese Muslims), Koreans and others.

Kyrgyz are a Turkic ethnic group found primarily in Kyrgyzstan.EtymologyThere are several etymological theories on the name "Kyrgyz." First, the name Kyrgyz may mean "forty girls" (kyrk + kyz), a reference to the Manas epic. This is symbolized by the yellow sun in the center of the ...

The Kazakhs are a Turkic people of the northern parts of Central Asia (largely Kazakhstan). They are famous for their self-reliance and military skills, particularly horsemanship.Etymology of KazakThere are many theories on the origin of the word "Kazak". "Qazaq" ...

The Uzbeks are a Turkic people of Central Asia. They comprise the majority population of Uzbekistan, and large populations can also be found in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and the Xinjian Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Smaller diaspora populations of Uzbeks ...

The Uyghur are a Turkic people of Central Asia. Today Uyghurs live primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known by its controversial name East Turkistan or Uyghurstan). There are also existing Uyghur communities in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Germany and ...

Tājīk is a term generally applied to Iranian-speaking peoples living to the east and northeast of modern Iran. Among the Iranian languages that linguists have identified as being spoken by Tajiks are "Western Farsi", "Tajiki" and "Shughni". ...

Dungan is a term used in territories of the former Soviet Union to refer to a Muslim people of Chinese origin.Turkic-speaking peoples in Xinjiang Province in China also refer to members of this ethnic group as Dungans. In both China and the former Soviet republics where they reside, however, members ...

Koreans (Koryo-saram)
Koryo-saram is the name which ethnic Koreans in the Post-Soviet states use to refer to themselves. Approximately 500,000 ethnic Koreans reside in the former USSR, primarily in the now independent states of Central Asia. There are also large Korean communities in southern Russia (around Volgograd), the ...

Russians are an East Slavic ethnic group, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries.OriginsRussians predecessors were the medieval East Slavic nation Rus’, who were also the predecessors of Belarusians and Ukrainians.Very little is known about the Russians and East Slavs in general prior ...

Ukrainians are an East Slavic ethnic group primarily living in Ukraine. Locations Ukrainians are one of the largest European ethnic groups with a population of more than 44 million people worldwide. Most ethnic Ukrainians, about 37 million in total, live in Ukraine where they make up over three-quarters ...

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