The majority of Muslims in Ukraine are ethnic Crimean Tatars and live in the Crimean peninsula. According to the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine there are anywhere from 800,000 to 2 million Muslims in Ukraine.
Muslims in Ukraine have 445 communities, 433 ministers, 160 mosques with many more mosques being built.
In Crimea the Ukrainian Muslims make up to 12% of the population. At least 30 Ukrainian Muslim communities work without official registration (there are nearly 360 registered communities or organizations). Others groups include Chechens or Caucasian immigrants or settlers, as well as a few Afghans. Major languages are Tatar, Turkish and Caucasian languages such as Chechen or Avar. But all communities speak Russian and many also speak the Ukrainian language.