3,830,000 in Kyrgyzstan (2009 census). Population total all countries: 4,331,020. Ethnic population: 3,800,000 (2009 census).
1 (National). Statutory national language (2010, Constitution, Art 10(1)).
Northern Kyrgyz, Southern Kyrgyz.
L1 for 98% of Kyrgyz. The Ichkilik are a Kyrgyz-speaking people of non-Kyrgyz origin. Also use Russian [rus].
The names Eastern Kyrghyz and Western Kyrghyz have been erroneously applied to Kazakh. Increasing education. Muslim (Sunni), Buddhist (Lamaist).