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Uzbek speaking countries

Uzbek is the official language in Uzbekistan and is spoken in 5 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

With a share of around 74%, it is most widespread in Uzbekistan. A total of about 32.9 m people worldwide speak Uzbek as their mother tongue.

Distribution Uzbek

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
UzbekistanCentral Asiayes74.3 %25,434,000
AfghanistanSouth Asiano8.8 %3,426,000
TajikistanCentral Asiano23.2 %2,213,000
KyrgyzstanCentral Asiano13.6 %896,000
TurkmenistanCentral Asiano9.0 %543,000
KazakhstanCentral Asiano2.3 %431,000



Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Uzbek as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.