The total population of China's Uzbeks in 2021 is 12,742,[1] scattered in Yining, Shache, Ürümqi, Tacheng and other places in Xinjiang. Most of them live in urban areas and a few in rural areas. Danangou Uzbek Township is the only Uzbek Township in China. The Uzbeks in southern Xinjiang use Uyghur language because they live together with the Uyghurs for a long time and the Uzbeks in the pastoral areas of northern Xinjiang use Kazakh language.[2]


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  2. ^ "乌孜别克族". 中华人民共和国国家民族事务委员会. Retrieved 2022-08-19.