Country: Georgia

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

15 (38.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

3,936,000

Population in Unreached

258,000 (6.6%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

79.6%

% Evangelical

1.38%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

-0.6%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Abkhaz 122,000 304,000 Abkhaz Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
 Armenian 160,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 2.00 %
 Assyrian 2,300 666,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Avar 1,900 828,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani 221,000 9,988,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Batsi, Tsova-Tush 3,000 3,000 Bats Christianity 100.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 5,900 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
Bezhta 900 10,000 Bezhta Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bohtan Neo-Aramaic 900 900 Bohtan Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 %
 Bulgarian 500 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 85.00 % 1.90 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 Estonian 1,600 1,043,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Georgian, Gruzin 2,755,000 3,251,000 Georgian Christianity 87.00 % 1.50 %
 German 1,000 64,379,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
Ghunzib, Hunzib 300 2,800 Hunzib Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Greek 5,200 10,656,000 Urum Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
Inghiloi 5,900 24,000 Georgian Islam 10.00 % 0.50 %
 Jew, Georgian 2,500 60,000 Judeo-Georgian Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Kazakh 1,800 14,342,000 Kazakh Islam 12.00 % 0.70 %
Kist 5,400 6,100 Chechen Islam 0.09 % 0.09 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 2,200 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Laz, Lazuri 900 101,000 Laz Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Lezgin 2,500 658,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mingrelian 310,000 311,000 Mingrelian Christianity 90.00 % 1.40 %
 Moldavian 2,000 3,924,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
Ossetic 14,000 568,000 Ossetic Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
 Polish 1,400 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Pontic Greek 13,000 745,000 Pontic Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Romani, Vlax 1,200 1,125,000 Romani, Vlax Islam 20.00 % 0.50 %
 Russian 252,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
 Svanetian, Mushwan 14,000 14,000 Svan Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Tajik 800 8,952,000 Tajiki Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar 2,800 6,363,000 Tatar Islam 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 2,700 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 1,400 178,000 Georgian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Udin 200 9,600 Udi Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Ukrainian 5,700 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
 Uzbek, Northern 900 27,555,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yazidi 12,000 701,000 Georgian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  39 3,936,000       15   79.59 % 1.38 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 37,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 3,973,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Abkhaz abk 1 0 New Testament
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Avar ava 1 1 New Testament
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Bats bbl 1 0
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bezhta kap 1 1 Bible Portions
Bohtan Neo-Aramaic bhn 1 0
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 4 2 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Hunzib huz 1 1
Judeo-Georgian jge 1 1
Kazakh kaz 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Laz lzz 1 1
Lezgi lez 1 1 Bible Portions
Mingrelian xmf 1 0
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Pontic pnt 1 0
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Svan sva 1 0
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Udi udi 1 0 Bible Portions
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0
Urum uum 1 0
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 36 39 15   12 20 23 25 13

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.4 %)
79.6 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
9.0 %
Non-Religious
11.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.1 %
Orthodox
96.6 %
Other Christian
0.8 %
Protestant
1.5 %
Roman Catholic
0.9 %
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 Georgia. 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 Georgia
  • Christian ministry in Georgia
  • 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

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Georgia or Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Eastern Europe and Eurasia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
Eastern European Outreach Small
Educational Services International Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
InterComm Small
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Hope International Medium
One Mission Society Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
People International USA Medium
Pioneers Medium
Salvation Army Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Georgia Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 15  (38.5%)
Population 3,936,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.2%
Population in Unreached 258,000  (6.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 19 to 34
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 79.6%
Percent Evangelical 1.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate -0.6%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 53%
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code GG
National Bible Society Website
Official National Language(s) Georgian  |  Russian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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