Country: Kazakhstan

Number of People Groups

66

People Groups Unreached

31 (47.0%)

Total Population

16,739,000

Unreached Population

11,404,000 (68.1%)

% Professing Christian

21.8%

% Evangelical

0.63 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Altai 500 74,000 Altai, Southern Non-Religious 10.00 % 0.44 %
 Arab 600 973,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Armenian 15,000 6,198,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Avar 1,600 810,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani, North 87,000 9,634,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Balkar 2,300 114,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir, Bashkort 25,000 1,660,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 0.89 %
 Belarusian 124,000 9,826,000 Belarusan Christianity 72.00 % 1.30 %
 British 900 49,948,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 6,700 7,184,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Buriat, Russian 600 455,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 12.00 % 0.80 %
 Chechen 35,000 1,679,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chuvash 13,000 1,462,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 1.00 %
 Czech 1,000 10,149,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 0.70 %
 Dargin 1,000 443,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language Unknown Islam 12.00 % 1.00 %
 Dungan 40,000 112,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Estonian 2,000 1,026,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
Finnish 600 5,036,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.00 %
 Gagauzi Turk 800 182,000 Gagauz Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 Georgian 5,900 3,603,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German 396,000 64,598,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 13,000 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,900 859,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Ingush 18,000 433,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 7,500 609,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat 800 619,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karachai 1,600 224,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak 1,700 695,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karelian 500 74,000 Karelian Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Kazakh 10,041,000 14,062,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.06 %
Komi-Permyat 1,000 96,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 45.00 % 1.50 %
 Korean 111,000 78,596,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.00 %
 Kumyk 700 427,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 35,000 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Kyrgyz 12,000 4,737,000 Kyrgyz Islam 4.00 % 0.40 %
 Lak 700 171,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Latvian 2,000 1,531,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 61.00 % 7.00 %
 Lezgin 5,000 640,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lithuanian 7,800 3,028,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 %
Mari, Low 7,200 554,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
Mennonites 36,000 451,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Moldavian 22,000 3,110,000 Romanian Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 %
 Mongolian, Peripheral 700 7,586,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 1.00 % 0.40 %
 Mordvinian 17,000 110,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
Ossete 2,300 603,000 Ossetic Christianity 45.00 % 1.00 %
 Pashtun, Southern 500 7,176,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 3,200 36,852,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 52,000 41,323,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Sinte 5,700 226,000 Romani, Sinte Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Romanian 600 22,258,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 %
 Russian 3,984,000 130,000,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 %
 Tajik 29,000 8,564,000 Tajiki Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Talysh, Talyshon 800 267,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar 279,000 6,312,000 Tatar Islam 0.70 % 0.09 %
 Tatar, Crimean 1,100 587,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar, Khakass, Yenisei 400 74,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
 Tatar, Shorian 200 14,000 Shor Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
 Turk 43,000 57,158,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 43,000 170,000 Kazakh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 1,700 9,240,000 Turkmen Islam 0.40 % 0.00 %
Udin, Udi 300 9,200 Udi Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Udmurt 10,000 563,000 Udmurt Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 %
 Ukrainian 471,000 37,911,000 Ukrainian Christianity 80.00 % 3.80 %
 Uyghur 235,000 11,907,000 Uyghur Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 471,000 27,400,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  66 16,739,000       31   21.78 % 0.63 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 73,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 16,812,000                

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
83.4 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
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
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches



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