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Uzbek speaking countries

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

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 74 percent is in Uzbekistan. A total of about 33.7 million people worldwide speak Uzbek as their mother tongue.
Distribution Uzbek

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
UzbekistanCentral Asiayes74.3 %25,942,000
AfghanistanSouth Asiano8.8 %3,529,000
TajikistanCentral Asiano23.2 %2,262,000
KyrgyzstanCentral Asiano13.6 %910,000
TurkmenistanCentral Asiano9.0 %571,000
KazakhstanCentral Asiano2.3 %437,000

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 unlikely to be listed here.