16,500,000 in Uzbekistan (1995 UN). Population total all countries: 18,968,250.
East of the Amu Darya; south Aral Sea area. Possibly in Munich, Germany. Also in Australia, China, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1995, [amended] Official Language Law, 3561-XI, Article 1).
SOV; has lost its historical vowel harmony and its vowel system now resembles that of Tajiki
Vigorous. Turks of Fergana and Samarkand speak Uzbek. Uzbek-speaking Gypsy communities in Russian central Asia. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Russian [rus].
About a third urbanized. Much Persian influence in language and culture. Patrilineal. Sart is an obsolete name for sedentary Uzbek, possibly those who are ethnically Tajik. Muslim (Hanafi Sunni).