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Uzbek (O'zbek tili or O'zbekcha in Latin script, Ўзбек тили or Ўзбекча in Cyrillic script; أۇزبېك تیلی in Arabic script) is a Turkic language and the official language of Uzbekistan. It has about 25.5 million native speakers, and it is spoken by the Uzbeks in Uzbekistan and elsewhere in Central Asia.

The Bible is currently being fully translated into Uzbek.

Scripture portions were first translated in 1886, with Gospels translated by M. Ostrumoff, Russian Inspector of Schools. The proof-sheets were revised by Dr. Radlof, Rev. A. Amirkhaniantz, of Tiflis, and Dr. Sauerwein. Because of orthography issues it took a long time for their work to be published, Luke was only published in 1890, the Four Gospels being completed in 1891

In 1917 the Gospels were published in the Uzbek-Arabic script and an affiliate of the International Bible Society set up in Tashkent the capital

During the period of Soviet rule little further translations were made.