Country: Kyrgyzstan

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

26 (63.4%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

5,970,000

Population in Unreached

5,428,000 (90.9%)

Literacy Rate

99 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

6.1%

% Evangelical

0.42%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Armenian 3,600 6,319,000 Armenian Christianity 96.00 % 9.00 %
 Avar 700 829,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani, North 19,000 9,820,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Balkar 1,900 117,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir 2,500 1,689,000 Bashkort Islam 8.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 1,600 10,076,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
 Bulgarian 800 7,171,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Chechen 2,100 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 32,000 8,847,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Chuvash 1,200 1,493,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 0.20 %
 Dargin 3,300 452,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Russian Sign Language Islam 5.00 % 1.00 %
 Dungan 65,000 117,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Georgian 700 3,255,000 Georgian Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 %
 German, Volga German 11,000 64,348,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.00 %
 Greek 900 10,807,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Ingush 800 445,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 700 622,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat 7,000 629,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karachai 2,700 229,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak 1,200 861,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 37,000 14,293,000 Kazakh Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Korean 19,000 80,124,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 14,000 14,808,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Kyrgyz 4,187,000 5,038,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.10 % 0.09 %
 Lezgin 2,700 655,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Moldavian 500 3,432,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
 Mordvinian 6,100 116,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
Ossetic 600 587,000 Ossetic Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
 Polish 600 41,881,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Domari, Luli 3,400 3,257,000 Domari Islam 0.30 % 0.25 %
 Russian 469,000 134,010,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 3.00 %
 Tajik 52,000 8,709,000 Tajiki Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Tatar 35,000 6,354,000 Tatar Islam 1.00 % 0.04 %
 Tatar, Crimean 600 591,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 22,000 58,818,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 22,000 176,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 2,200 7,707,000 Turkmen Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 24,000 38,101,000 Ukrainian Christianity 80.00 % 3.80 %
 Uyghur 54,000 11,846,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 859,000 27,090,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.25 % 0.20 %
  Totals:  41 5,970,000       26   6.10 % 0.42 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 64,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 6,034,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Avar ava 1 1 NT
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete
Bashkort bak 1 0 NT
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete
Chechen che 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 NT
Dargwa dar 1 1 Portions
Domari rmt 1 1
Dungan dng 1 1 Portions
Erzya myv 1 0 NT
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Ingush inh 1 1 Portions
Kalmyk-Oirat xal 1 1 NT
Karachay-Balkar krc 2 2 NT
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 NT
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete
Korean kor 1 0 Complete
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete
Kyrgyz kir 2 2 Complete
Lezgi lez 1 1 Portions
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Russian Sign Language rsl 1 1
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Turkmen tuk 1 1 NT
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Uyghur uig 1 1 NT
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete
Totals: 39 41 26   14 29 37 32 15

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.4 %)
6.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
87.2 %
Non-Religious
5.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.0 %
Orthodox
88.5 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
5.3 %
Roman Catholic
1.6 %
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 5,970,000
Population in Unreached 5,428,000  (90.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 26 to 52
Urbanization 36%
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KG
Official National Language Kyrgyz
Secondary National Language Russian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 60,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 6.1%
Percent Evangelical 0.4%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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