Country: Kazakhstan

Number of People Groups

66

People Groups Unreached

31 (47.0%)

Total Population

17,717,000

Unreached Population

12,071,000 (68.1%)

% Professing Christian

21.7%

% Evangelical

0.63 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

100 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Altai 500 76,000 Altai, Southern Non-Religious 10.00 % 0.44 %
 Arab 600 1,020,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Armenian 16,000 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Avar 1,700 829,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani, North 92,000 9,820,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Balkar 2,400 117,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir, Bashkort 27,000 1,689,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 0.89 %
 Belarusian 131,000 10,076,000 Belarusan Christianity 72.00 % 1.30 %
 British 900 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 7,100 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Buriat, Russian 600 466,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 12.00 % 0.80 %
 Chechen 37,000 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chuvash 14,000 1,493,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 1.00 %
 Czech 1,100 10,203,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 0.70 %
 Dargin 1,000 452,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 12.00 % 1.00 %
 Dungan 43,000 117,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Estonian 2,100 1,048,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Finnish 600 5,163,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.00 %
 Gagauzi Turk 800 201,000 Gagauz Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 Georgian 6,300 3,265,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German 419,000 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 14,000 10,772,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,100 854,535,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Ingush 20,000 445,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 7,900 622,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat 900 629,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karachai 1,600 229,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak 1,800 861,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karelian 500 75,000 Karelian Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Kazakh 10,627,000 14,299,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.06 %
Komi-Permyat 1,100 98,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 45.00 % 1.50 %
 Korean 117,000 80,205,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.00 %
 Kumyk 800 437,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 37,000 14,788,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Kyrgyz 12,000 5,038,000 Kyrgyz Islam 4.00 % 0.40 %
 Lak 700 174,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Latvian 2,100 1,488,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 61.00 % 7.00 %
 Lezgin 5,300 655,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lithuanian 8,300 2,894,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 %
Mari, Low 7,600 567,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
Mennonites 38,000 455,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Moldavian 23,000 3,428,000 Romanian Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 %
 Mongolian, Peripheral 700 7,546,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 1.00 % 0.40 %
 Mordvinian 18,000 116,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
Ossete 2,400 587,000 Ossetic Christianity 45.00 % 1.00 %
 Pashtun, Southern 600 7,146,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 3,400 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 55,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Sinte 6,000 216,000 Romani, Sinte Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Romanian 700 20,136,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 %
 Russian 4,217,000 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 %
 Tajik 30,000 8,609,000 Tajiki Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Talysh, Talyshon 800 271,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar 295,000 6,333,000 Tatar Islam 0.70 % 0.09 %
 Tatar, Crimean 1,200 591,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar, Khakass, Yenisei 400 75,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
 Tatar, Shorian 200 14,000 Shor Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
 Turk 45,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 45,000 175,000 Kazakh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 1,800 7,707,000 Turkmen Islam 0.40 % 0.00 %
Udin, Udi 300 9,400 Udi Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Udmurt 11,000 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 %
 Ukrainian 498,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 80.00 % 3.80 %
 Uyghur 249,000 11,845,000 Uyghur Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 498,000 27,092,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  66 17,717,000       31   21.71 % 0.63 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 138,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 17,855,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
21.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
50.1 %
Non-Religious
27.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.1 %
Orthodox
83.4 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
6.5 %
Roman Catholic
7.7 %
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

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

Kazakhstan Statistics
People Groups 66
Unreached People Groups 31  (47.0%)
Population 17,717,000
Population in Unreached 12,071,000  (68.1%)
Urbanization 53%
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KZ
Official National Language Kazakh
Secondary National Language Russian
Literacy Rate 100%
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 21.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Country Progress Level 3
Persecution Ranking 42 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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