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April 11, 2016

Kyrgyz in Uzbekistan

Population: 267,000

Primary Religion: Islam (95%)

Known Christians: 5% (13,350)

More than any other Central Asian people, the Kyrgyz have clung to their traditional way of life as nomadic livestock producers. They have also maintained their tribal organization. The basic unit of their society is the "extended family," which consists of between five and fifteen families who have all de...

March 1, 2016

Char of Afghanistan

Population: 295,000 

Primary Religion: Islam (100%)

Known Christians: 0% (0)

The Char are comprised of four major tribes divided into a further 250 sub-tribes. Never politically united, tribal alliances joined them for protection against invaders. They are known as formidable warriors. For such a large population, little has been recorded about them, leaving them relatively obscure. As...

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June 27, 2017