21,300,000 in Uzbekistan (2014 World Factbook). Population total all countries: 24,039,250. Ethnic population: 22,900,000 (2014 World Factbook).
East of the Amu Darya; south Aral Sea area.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1995, Official Language Law (amended), 3561-XI, Article 1).
Karluk (Qarlug), Kipchak (Kypchak), Oghuz. Distinct from Southern Uzbek [uzs] of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey. Russian [rus] influences in grammar, use of loanwords, and script. Oghuz may be a dialect of Khorasani Turkish [kmz] in Turkey rather than Uzbek. A member of macrolanguage Uzbek [uzb].
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. 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).