Country: Kazakhstan

Number of People Groups

69

People Groups Unreached

37

Total Population

16,639,000

Unreached Population

11,288,000

% Christian Adherent

21.8%

% Evangelical

0.6 %

Largest Religion

Islam (50.1%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale *
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Abkhaz 200 Abkhaz Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Adyghe 100 Adyghe Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Aghul 100 Aghul Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Altai 500 Altai, Southern Non-Religious 10.0 % 0.4 %
 Arab 600 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 4.0 % 0.5 %
 Armenian 15,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.0 %
 Assyrian 400 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.0 % 1.0 %
 Avar 1,500 Avar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Azerbaijani, North 86,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Balkar 2,300 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bashkir, Bashkort 25,000 Bashkort Islam 7.0 % 0.9 %
 Belarusian 123,000 Belarusan Christianity 72.0 % 1.3 %
 Bulgarian 6,600 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Buriat, Russian 600 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 12.0 % 0.0 %
 Chechen 35,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chuvash 13,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.0 % 1.0 %
 Czech 1,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.0 % 0.7 %
 Darginian 1,000 Dargwa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 12.0 % 1.0 %
 Dungan 40,000 Dungan Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gagauzi Turk 800 Gagauz Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
 Georgian 5,900 Georgian Christianity 79.0 % 1.5 %
 German 392,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 13,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,900 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Ingush 18,000 Ingush Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 7,400 Yiddish, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat 800 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karachai 1,500 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karakalpak 1,600 Karakalpak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karelian 500 Karelian Christianity 60.0 % 1.0 %
 Kazakh 9,938,000 Kazakh Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
Komi-Permyat 1,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 45.0 % 1.5 %
Komi-Zyrian 400 Komi-Zyrian Non-Religious 35.0 % 0.0 %
 Korean 110,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.0 % 16.0 %
 Kumyk 700 Kumyk Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 35,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Kyrgyz 12,000 Kyrgyz Islam 4.0 % 0.4 %
 Lak 700 Lak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lezgian 5,000 Lezgi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lithuanian 7,800 Lithuanian Christianity 86.0 % 1.1 %
Mari, Low 7,100 Mari, Meadow Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
Mennonites 36,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
 Moldavian 22,000 Romanian Christianity 82.0 % 1.0 %
 Mongolian, Peripheral 700 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Mordvinian 17,000 Erzya Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
 Nogai 400 Nogai Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ossete 2,200 Ossetic Christianity 45.0 % 1.0 %
 Pashtun, Southern 500 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 3,200 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Polish 52,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Romani, Sinte, Kazakhstani 5,600 Romani, Sinte Islam 2.0 % 0.4 %
 Russian 3,943,000 Russian Christianity 68.0 % 1.2 %
Rutul 100 Rutul Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tabassarian 300 Tabassaran Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tajik 28,000 Tajiki Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Talysh, Talish 800 Talysh Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tatar 276,000 Tatar Islam 0.7 % 0.1 %
 Tatar, Crimean 1,100 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tatar, Khakass, Yenisei 400 Khakas Christianity 55.0 % 1.0 %
 Tatar, Shorian 200 Shor Christianity 70.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk 43,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 43,000 Kazakh Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen 1,700 Turkmen Islam 0.4 % 0.0 %
Udin, Udi 300 Udi Christianity 90.0 % 0.0 %
 Udmurt 10,000 Udmurt Christianity 60.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 466,000 Ukrainian Christianity 80.0 % 3.8 %
 Uyghur, Kashgar Turki 232,000 Uyghur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uzbek, Northern 466,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  69 16,563,000 37     21.8 % 0.6 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
21.8 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
50.1 %
Non-Religious
27.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.1 %
Orthodox
83.5 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
6.5 %
Roman Catholic
7.7 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Kazakhstan. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Kazakhstan
  • Christian ministry in Kazakhstan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
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