Kyrgyzstan



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The people of Kyrgyzstan are called Kyrgyz. Ethnic Kyrgyz (people who trace their ancestry to Kyrgyzstan) make up more than 50 percent of the population. The rest are Russians, 22 percent; Uzbeks, 13 percent; Ukrainians and Germans, 2.5 percent each; and Tatars, about 2 percent. For more information on the Russians and Tatars, see the chapter on Russia in Volume 7; for the Germans, see the chapter on Germany in Volume 4; and for the Ukrainians and Uzbeks, see the chapters on Ukraine and Uzbekistan in Volume 9.

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