506,000 in Uzbekistan (2010 J. Leclerc). Ethnic population: 717,000 (2014 World Factbook). Total users in all countries: 583,410.
Qoraqalpog iston, Navoiy, Buxoro, and Xorazm regions; along lower Amu Darya, south Aral Sea area.
5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Karakalpakstan (1995, Official Language Law (amended), 3561-XI, Article 3).
Northeastern Karakalpak, Southeastern Karakalpak.
Some literature. Muslim.