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
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Armenian 44,000 6,188,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 4.0 %
 Avar 900 954,000 Avar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Azerbaijani, North 48,000 9,653,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Baloch, Western 48,000 1,174,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bashkir 7,800 1,660,000 Bashkort Islam 7.0 % 1.0 %
 Belarusian 4,700 9,824,000 Belarusan Christianity 71.0 % 1.3 %
 Brahui 2,000 2,635,000 Brahui Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Bulgarian 700 7,150,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chechen 800 1,587,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chuvash 3,800 1,462,000 Chuvash Christianity 40.0 % 1.0 %
 Darginian 2,700 411,000 Dargwa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Language Unknown Islam 1.0 % 0.9 %
 Georgian 1,600 3,650,000 Georgian Christianity 79.0 % 1.5 %
 German 2,900 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 700 10,824,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Karakalpak 5,100 696,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kazakh 117,000 14,095,000 Kazakh Islam 0.8 % 0.0 %
 Korean 4,700 78,595,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 7,300 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Kyrgyz 1,100 4,737,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.0 % 0.7 %
 Lak 4,000 192,000 Lak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lezgian 17,000 691,000 Lezgi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lithuanian 600 2,857,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.0 % 1.1 %
Mari, Low 800 554,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 92.0 % 0.2 %
 Moldavian 2,000 3,109,000 Romanian Christianity 73.0 % 3.7 %
 Mordvinian 2,100 110,000 Erzya Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
Ossete 2,300 597,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.0 % 1.0 %
 Pashtun, Northern 2,100 43,303,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 13,000 34,571,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Polish 1,000 40,483,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Russian 141,000 129,028,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 0.8 %
 Tajik 5,200 8,564,000 Tajiki Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Tatar 65,000 6,316,000 Tatar Islam 0.8 % 0.1 %
 Turk 16,000 57,984,000 Turkish Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen, Trukhmeny 4,268,000 9,240,000 Turkmen Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Udin, Udi Unknown 9,300 Udi Christianity 95.0 % 2.0 %
 Ukrainian 11,000 37,958,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
 Uyghur 2,200 11,907,000 Uyghur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uzbek, Northern 510,000 27,399,000 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

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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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