407,000 in Uzbekistan (1993 UBS). Population total all countries: 410,410. Ethnic population: 424,000 in what is now the Russian Federation.
Along lower Amu Darya; south Aral Sea area. Also in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan.
5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Karakalpakstan (1995, [amended] Official Language Law, 3561-XI, Article 3).
Northeastern Karakalpak, Southeastern Karakalpak.
Some literature. Muslim (Sunni).