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Drawing on textual sources in local languages, such as books and newspapers, as well as interviews with officials, development workers, and private individuals, I studied the changing face of official Islam as well as shifts in indigenous spirituality. I discovered that religious practice remains vibrant and diverse in the country, with strong regional and ethnic variation. The impact of international and national institutions, however, is conspicuous and growing in intensity.
Scholar Research Brief, Eurasia, Kyrgyz Republic, Islam
Noor O'Neill Borbieva (2009).
Religiosity and the international presence in the Kyrgyz Republic: Diversification or normalization?. Washington, D.C.: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX).