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.

Also read article about Turkmenistan from Wikipedia

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: