Country: Kazakhstan

Number of People Groups

66

People Groups Unreached

31 (47.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

17,981,000

Population in Unreached

12,510,000 (69.6%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

20.8%

% Evangelical

0.60%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
(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
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Altai 500 76,000 Altai, Southern Non-Religious 10.00 % 0.44 % -
 Arab 600 387,000 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 9,988,000 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 51,606,000 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 182,000 64,307,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 14,000 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,200 858,335,000 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 11,050,000 14,640,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.06 % 220 
Komi-Permyat 1,100 98,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 45.00 % 1.50 % -
 Korean 119,000 80,517,000 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, Eastern 7,700 158,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 55.00 % 0.50 % -
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 18,000 110,000 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 40,552,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 56,000 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Sinte 6,100 231,000 Romani, Sinte Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Romanian 700 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 % -
 Russian 4,267,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 Tajik 31,000 8,882,000 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 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 46,000 178,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 1,800 8,046,000 Turkmen Islam 0.40 % 0.00 %
Udin 300 9,600 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 27,555,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10 
  Totals:  66 17,981,000       31   20.81 % 0.60 % 267 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 83,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 18,064,000                

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% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   17,981,000 66 31 47.0 % 12,510,000 69.6 % 0
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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
Altai, Southern alt 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
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
Buriat, Russia bxr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
Dungan dng 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
Gagauz gag 1 0 New Testament
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
Karelian krl 1 0 New Testament
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khakas kjh 1 0 New Testament
Komi-Permyak koi 1 0 Bible Portions
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kumyk kum 1 1 New Testament
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Lak lbe 1 1 Bible Portions
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lezgi lez 1 1 Bible Portions
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Mari, Meadow mhr 1 0 New Testament
Mongolian, Peripheral mvf 1 1 Complete Bible
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 1 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Shor cjs 1 0 Bible Portions
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Talysh tly 1 1
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 2 2 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 New Testament
Udi udi 1 0 Bible Portions
Udmurt udm 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0
Uyghur uig 1 1 New Testament
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 63 66 31   22 47 57 47 24

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
20.8 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
50.9 %
Non-Religious
27.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.2 %
Orthodox
86.8 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
4.6 %
Roman Catholic
5.9 %
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.

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  • Church planting agencies in Kazakhstan
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  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Kazakhstan Statistics
People Groups 66
Unreached People Groups 31  (47.0%)
Population 17,981,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 12,510,000  (69.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 267
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 20.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 53%
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KZ
Official Language(s) KazakhRussian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking 43 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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