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Countries with the Most Turkic People

The Turkic peoples are an ethnolinguistic group originally from Central Asia. Can you name the modern-day countries that have the most people of Turkic descent?
Source: Wikipedia
Numbers should be considered crude estimates
Last updated: September 27, 2018
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# People
Country
59.5 mil
Turkey
25.2 mil
Uzbekistan
15.0 mil
Iran
12.8 mil
Russia
12.3 mil
Kazakhstan
11.7 mil
China
9.0 mil
Azerbaijan
4.5 mil
Turkmenistan
# People
Country
4.5 mil
Kyrgyzstan
3.5 mil
Afghanistan
2.8 mil
Germany
1.5 mil
Iraq
1.2 mil
Tajikistan
1.0 mil
United States
900 k
Syria
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level 74
Sep 26, 2018
There are 3 million Turkish people in Germany, and 3/4 of Turkish people are Turkic, but there are fewer than 900,000 Turkic people in Germany? Do Turkic Turks like Germany less than non-Turkic Turks do?
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level ∞
Sep 26, 2018
Thanks, this has been added. The source data group the European Union together for some reason.
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level 59
Oct 4, 2018
In all fairness minority groups in a country tend to emigrate more. In Turkey, the Kurds and Armenians particularly want out.
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level 62
Sep 27, 2018
Azerbaijan has less than 10 million people and around 92,5% are Turkic people, according to those sources. http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/azerbaijan-population/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan#Ethnic_groups
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level ∞
Sep 27, 2018
Revised the number down to 9 million.
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level 45
Sep 27, 2018
Relatively easy quiz when you think of geography, including Kurdistan, and also emigration.
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level 64
Oct 1, 2018
The Kurds are not a Turkic group.
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level 65
Dec 5, 2018
Yeah I want to understand this more...why on earth are there 900k tukic people in syria then? And in Iraq. If it's not the kurds then what are these numbers?
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level 50
Dec 5, 2018
@HatemAli There are groups known as the Syrian and Iraqi Turkmen.
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level 24
Sep 27, 2018
wow china! i wasn't expecting that.
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level 67
Sep 27, 2018
the xinjiang area has many muslims a lot of whom would be turkic.
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level 60
Sep 30, 2018
China has about half a dozen Turkic groups.
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level 54
Dec 5, 2018
sadly, China is really trying to decrease their numbers. There's genocide going on in China and the world is doing nothing
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level 64
Dec 5, 2018
@EvaR It's not about being Turkic, though...
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level 57
Dec 5, 2018
China is a pretty safe bet for any quiz that bases numbers on actual population, as opposed to percent. It's just got so many people.
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level 30
Sep 28, 2018
1% of people didn't think of Turkey...
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level 59
Oct 4, 2018
Some prefer ham.
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level 74
Dec 5, 2018
And 8% didn't get Turkmenistan.
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level 23
Dec 5, 2018
Some people don't know Turkmenistan is a country. How they didn't get Turkey tho...
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level 65
Dec 5, 2018
So there's almost twice as much Turks living outside of turkey as inside of turkey
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level 68
Dec 5, 2018
Turks ≠ Turkic people
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level 74
Dec 5, 2018
I've never heard of Turkic people before, but they were on another quiz this week, too. Have they been in the news recently?
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level 74
Dec 5, 2018
I can think of several instances of this term appearing in the news but not moreso recently than at any other time. Ethnic strife with Turkish Uighurs in China. Conflicts between Kurdish and Turkic (and Arabic) peoples in the Levant. References to problems with immigrant populations in Germany. And of course in historical texts about the Middle East and Central Asia you run into the term all the time.
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level 74
Dec 5, 2018
Recently updated one of my own diaspora quizzes. Diaspora of the Philippines
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level 53
Dec 5, 2018
I seem to have not fully understood the answer to this before. Isn't there are a connection between Turkish and Turkic aside from Turkish being a Turkic language? If so what is it?
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