Country: Kazakhstan

Number of People Groups

66

People Groups Unreached

31 (47.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

17,925,000

Population in Unreached

12,212,000 (68.1%)

Literacy Rate

100 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

21.7%

% Evangelical

0.63%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Altai 500 76,000 Altai, Southern Non-Religious 10.00 % 0.44 %
 Arab 600 793,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Armenian 16,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Avar 1,700 828,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani 93,000 9,984,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Balkar 2,500 116,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir 27,000 1,688,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 0.89 %
 Belarusian 133,000 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 72.00 % 1.30 %
 British 900 51,834,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 7,200 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Buriat, Russian 700 465,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 12.00 % 0.80 %
 Chechen 38,000 1,696,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chuvash 14,000 1,494,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 1.00 %
 Czech 1,100 10,546,000 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 43,000 118,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Estonian 2,100 1,043,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Finnish 600 5,172,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.00 %
 Gagauzi Turk 800 177,000 Gagauz Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 Georgian 6,400 3,251,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German 424,000 64,238,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 14,000 10,713,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,200 858,191,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Ingush 20,000 445,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 8,000 564,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat 900 633,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karachai 1,700 229,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak 1,800 797,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karelian 500 75,000 Karelian Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Kazakh 10,752,000 14,441,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.06 %
Komi-Permyat 1,100 98,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 45.00 % 1.50 %
 Korean 119,000 80,477,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.00 %
 Kumyk 800 437,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 38,000 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Kyrgyz 13,000 4,863,000 Kyrgyz Islam 4.00 % 0.40 %
 Lak 700 174,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Latvian 2,100 1,481,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 61.00 % 7.00 %
 Lezgin 5,400 658,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lithuanian 8,400 2,875,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 %
 Mari, Low 7,700 568,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
Mennonites 39,000 468,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Moldavian 23,000 3,924,000 Romanian Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 %
 Mongolian, Peripheral 700 7,581,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 1.00 % 0.40 %
 Mordvinian 18,000 116,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
Ossetic 2,400 568,000 Ossetic Christianity 45.00 % 1.00 %
 Pashtun, Southern 600 7,223,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 3,400 40,627,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 56,000 41,875,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Sinte 6,100 231,000 Romani, Sinte Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Romanian 700 20,395,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 %
 Russian 4,267,000 133,967,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 %
 Tajik 31,000 8,958,000 Tajiki Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Talysh 800 227,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar 298,000 6,363,000 Tatar Islam 0.70 % 0.09 %
 Tatar, Crimean 1,200 592,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar, Khakass 400 75,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
 Tatar, Shorian 300 14,000 Shor Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 %
 Turk 46,000 59,475,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 46,000 178,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 1,800 7,826,000 Turkmen Islam 0.40 % 0.00 %
Udin 300 9,700 Udi Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Udmurt 11,000 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 %
 Ukrainian 504,000 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 80.00 % 3.80 %
 Uyghur 252,000 11,900,000 Uyghur Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 504,000 27,779,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  66 17,925,000       31   21.71 % 0.63 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 139,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 18,064,000              
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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
Altai, Southern alt 1 0 NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Portions
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
Buriat, Russia bxr 1 0 Complete
Chechen che 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete
Czech ces 1 0 Complete
Dargwa dar 1 1 Portions
Dungan dng 1 1 Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete
Erzya myv 1 0 NT
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete
Gagauz gag 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
Karelian krl 1 0 NT
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete
Khakas kjh 1 0 NT
Komi-Permyak koi 1 0 Portions
Korean kor 1 0 Complete
Kumyk kum 1 1 NT
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete
Lak lbe 1 1 Portions
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete
Lezgi lez 1 1 Portions
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete
Mari, Meadow mhr 1 0 NT
Mongolian, Peripheral mvf 1 1 Complete
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 1 Complete
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Shor cjs 1 0 Portions
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete
Talysh tly 1 1
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete
Turkish tur 2 2 Complete
Turkmen tuk 1 1 NT
Udi udi 1 0 Portions
Udmurt udm 1 0 Complete
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Unknown xxx 1 0
Uyghur uig 1 1 NT
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete
Totals: 63 66 31   22 46 57 47 24

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.

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Kazakhstan Statistics
People Groups 66
Unreached People Groups 31  (47.0%)
Population 17,925,000
Population in Unreached 12,212,000  (68.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 267 to 309
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%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 21.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking 43 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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