Country: Kyrgyzstan

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

26 (63.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,340,000

Population in Unreached

5,726,000 (90.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

6.5%

% Evangelical

0.81%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.3%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Armenian 3,800 6,500,000 Armenian Christianity 96.00 % 9.00 % -
 Avar 800 840,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 20,000 9,994,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Balkar 2,000 118,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 2,700 1,713,000 Bashkort Islam 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Belarusian 1,600 9,977,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 % -
 Bulgarian 900 6,838,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chechen 2,200 1,722,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 33,000 15,649,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Chuvash 1,300 1,510,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 0.20 % -
 Dargin 3,500 460,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 48,000 46,963,000 Russian Sign Language Islam 5.27 % -
 Dungan 69,000 144,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Georgian 700 3,460,000 Georgian Christianity 80.00 % 0.40 % -
 German 11,000 66,129,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.00 % -
 Greek 1,000 10,264,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Ingush 900 448,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 700 521,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalmyk-Oirat 7,400 655,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karachai 2,800 253,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak 1,200 851,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 39,000 15,647,000 Kazakh Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Korean 20,000 80,759,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.00 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 15,000 15,437,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 1
 Kyrgyz 4,414,000 5,072,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.80 % 0.65 % 88
 Lezgin 2,900 663,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lyuli 3,800 14,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moldavian 600 3,884,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 % -
 Ossetic 600 570,000 Ossetic Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Polish 700 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Domari 3,500 3,459,000 Domari Islam 0.30 % 0.25 % 1
 Russian 494,000 135,124,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tajik 54,000 10,333,000 Tajik Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Tatar 37,000 6,407,000 Tatar Islam 1.00 % 0.04 % 1
 Tatar, Crimean 600 604,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 23,000 61,269,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian 23,000 182,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 2,400 8,135,000 Turkmen Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 26,000 37,287,000 Ukrainian Christianity 80.00 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 57,000 12,303,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern 905,000 29,708,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.26 % 18
  Totals:  41 6,340,000       26   6.51 % 0.81 % 130 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 76,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 6,416,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   6,340,000 41 26 63.4 % 5,726,000 90.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 4,561.0 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 11,891.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 3,169.1 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 1,834.2 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,340,000
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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
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Avar ava 1 1 New Testament
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Bashkort bak 1 0 New Testament
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
Domari rmt 2 2 Bible Portions
Dungan dng 1 1 Bible Portions
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Ingush inh 1 1 Bible Portions
Kalmyk-Oirat xal 1 1 New Testament
Karachay-Balkar krc 2 2 New Testament
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 New Testament
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 2 2 Complete Bible
Lezgi lez 1 1 New Testament
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian Sign Language rsl 1 0 Bible Portions
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 38 41 26   23 30 38 32 15

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.8 %)
6.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
86.8 %
Non-Religious
5.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.4 %
Orthodox
83.0 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
7.9 %
Roman Catholic
1.5 %
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.

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Kyrgyzstan Statistics
People Groups 41
Unreached People Groups 26  (63.4%)
Population 6,340,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 5,726,000  (90.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 130
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 6.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.3%
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 36%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KG
Official Language(s) KyrgyzRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 63,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.