Kyrgyz of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,861

ROP3 Code: 105550
IMB Affinity Group: Central Asia Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Kyrgyz
Language: Kirghiz - (kir)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Kyrgyzstan

Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 1,400

  San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA - 60

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Brief Profile

The Kyrgyz are a Turkic people who migrated from Kyrgyzstan, officially known as Kyrgyz Republic. Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the south west and China to the east. They constitute the largest people group in their home country.

They speak Kirhgiz which has a degree of mutual intelligibility with Kazakh.

Greatly influenced by a nomadic culture, the Kyrgyz people traditionally are also influenced with Russian culture in the north and Tajikistan culture in the south. They value showing respect to others. For instance, they show respect to elders and addressing older brothers and sisters with the proper name.

The majority of Kazakh are Islamic. Some are atheists, especially those from north Kyrgyzstan near the border of Russia.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will become friends with Kyrgyz exemplifying both in word and deed how Christ has changed their lives.
  • Pray for God to work in the lives and hearts of Kyrgyz to know that an ultimate Creator God came and lived among us as revealed through Jesus Christ.


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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON1,400
United StatesSan DiegoSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA60