Uzbek speaking countriesUzbek 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.
|Uzbekistan||Central Asia||yes||74.3 %||25,434,000|
|Afghanistan||South Asia||no||8.8 %||3,426,000|
|Tajikistan||Central Asia||no||23.2 %||2,213,000|
|Kyrgyzstan||Central Asia||no||13.6 %||896,000|
|Turkmenistan||Central Asia||no||9.0 %||543,000|
|Kazakhstan||Central Asia||no||2.3 %||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.