The people of Turkmenistan are called Turkmens or Turkomans. Over 70 percent of the population are Turkmens. About 10 percent are Russians, 9 percent are Uzbeks, and over 3 percent are Kazaks. For more information on the Russians, see the chapter on Russia in Volume 8; on the Kazaks, see the chapter on Kazakstan in Volume 5; and on the Uzbeks, see the chapter on Uzbekistan in Volume 9.

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