Country: Turkmenistan

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

21

Total Population

5,369,000

Unreached Population

5,136,000

% Professing Christian

3.1%

% Evangelical

0.1 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Armenian 44,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 4.0 %
 Avar 900 Avar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Azerbaijani, North 48,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Baloch, Western 48,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bashkir 7,800 Bashkort Islam 7.0 % 1.0 %
 Belarusian 4,700 Belarusan Christianity 71.0 % 1.3 %
 Brahui 2,000 Brahui Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Bulgarian 700 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chechen 800 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chuvash 3,800 Chuvash Christianity 40.0 % 1.0 %
 Darginian 2,700 Dargwa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 1.0 % 0.9 %
 Georgian 1,600 Georgian Christianity 79.0 % 1.5 %
 German 2,900 German, Standard Christianity 66.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 700 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Karakalpak 5,100 Karakalpak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kazakh 117,000 Kazakh Islam 0.8 % 0.0 %
 Korean 4,700 Korean Non-Religious 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 7,300 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Kyrgyz 1,100 Kyrgyz Islam 5.0 % 0.7 %
 Lak 4,000 Lak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lezgian 17,000 Lezgi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lithuanian 600 Lithuanian Christianity 85.0 % 1.1 %
Mari, Low 800 Mari, Meadow Christianity 92.0 % 0.2 %
 Moldavian 2,000 Romanian Christianity 73.0 % 3.7 %
 Mordvinian 2,100 Erzya Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
Ossete 2,300 Ossetic Christianity 40.0 % 1.0 %
 Pashtun, Northern 2,100 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 13,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Polish 1,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Russian 141,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 0.8 %
 Tajik 5,200 Tajiki Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Tatar 65,000 Tatar Islam 0.8 % 0.1 %
 Turk 16,000 Turkish Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen, Trukhmeny 4,268,000 Turkmen Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Udin, Udi Unknown Udi Christianity 95.0 % 2.0 %
 Ukrainian 11,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
 Uyghur 2,200 Uyghur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uzbek, Northern 510,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  39 5,369,000 21     3.1 % 0.1 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 63,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 5,432,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
3.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
94.9 %
Non-Religious
2.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.4 %
Orthodox
88.6 %
Other Christian
0.8 %
Protestant
3.2 %
Roman Catholic
5.2 %
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

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Turkmenistan. 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 Turkmenistan
  • Christian ministry in Turkmenistan
  • 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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