Turkmenistan - Ethnic groups



There are over 100 distinct ethnic groups living in Turkmenistan. According to the 1995 census, 77% of the population consisted of ethnic Turkmens. That year, Uzbeks accounted for 9.2% of the population; Russians, 6.7%; Kazakhs, 2%; Ukrainians, 0.5%; and Armenians, Azeris, Tatars, and Beluji, 0.8%. Other groups present include Belarusans, Germans, Jews, Georgians, Moldovans, Uighurs, and Koreans. Like the Turkmens, the Uzbeks, Kazakhs, and Azeris are Turkic-speaking peoples.

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