Karategin Uzbeks
A Karategin Uzbek in 1924
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Southern Uzbek
Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Turkic peoples

The Karategin Uzbeks (formerly known as Dormon Uzbeks) are a Karluk-Turkic ethnic group, indigenous to Karategin, Tajikistan, but now living in the regions between Balkh and Kabul, in North Afghanistan. In the 16th century they were expelled by the Kyrgyz to their present homeland.


See also: Rasht Valley § Karategin-Kyrgyz Confederation

The name Karategin derives from the historical region of Karategin, in Tajikistan. Before the Kyrgyz had expanded to the southern regions of Fergana, Kulob and Balkh, the Karategin Uzbeks (formerly known as Dormon Uzbeks) used to live there.