Country: Turkey

Number of People Groups

65

People Groups Unreached

45 (69.2%)

Total Population

79,418,000

Unreached Population

79,045,000 (99.5%)

% Professing Christian

0.4%

% Evangelical

0.03 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

95 %

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
 Abaza 13,000 71,000 Abaza Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Abkhaz 156,000 294,000 Abkhaz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Adyghe 333,000 644,000 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Alawite 526,000 2,033,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.01 %
 Albanian, Tosk 70,000 2,414,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.00 % 0.55 %
 Americans, U.S. 8,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 29.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 106,000 17,120,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Lebanese 1,192,000 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Arab, North Iraqi 646,000 8,957,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 557,000 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.40 %
 Armenian, Ermeni 64,000 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Assyrian 27,000 656,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 2.91 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 568,000 18,791,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bosniak 106,000 2,966,000 Bosnian Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 British 36,000 51,664,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 7,300 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Chechen 106,000 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Turkish Sign Language Islam 0.20 % 0.01 %
 Dutch 1,600 15,163,000 Dutch Christianity 92.00 % 7.70 %
 French 4,100 49,460,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 %
Gajal, Gadzhal 17,000 17,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Georgian 158,000 3,265,000 Georgian Islam 3.00 % 0.50 %
 German 6,400 64,481,000 German, Standard Christianity 65.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 3,800 10,780,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gypsy, Domari 33,000 3,257,000 Domari Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 40,000 854,483,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 %
 Hemshin 21,000 21,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Herki 41,000 102,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.00 %
Hertevin 1,200 1,200 Hertevin Christianity 100.00 % 0.00 %
 Hungarian 800 11,570,000 Hungarian Christianity 89.00 % 2.80 %
 Italian 1,700 37,091,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
 Jew, Spanish 16,000 59,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jew, Turkish 5,200 49,000 Turkish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kabardian 1,117,000 1,856,000 Kabardian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak 77,000 861,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh, Qazaqi 8,100 14,299,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
 Kumyk 1,500 437,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 8,445,000 14,788,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Turkish-Speaking 5,979,000 5,979,000 Turkish Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Kyrgyz 1,600 5,038,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
 Laz, Lazuri 98,000 100,000 Laz Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Lezgin 3,200 655,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Macedonian 33,000 2,012,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.00 % 0.20 %
Ossetic 39,000 587,000 Ossetic Islam 6.00 % 0.30 %
 Persian 650,000 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Pomak 369,000 473,000 Bulgarian Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Pontic Greek 337,000 743,000 Pontic Islam 5.00 % 0.00 %
 Romani, Balkan 70,000 1,258,000 Romani, Balkan Islam 4.50 % 0.50 %
 Romanian 1,600 20,131,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 7,200 134,009,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 %
 Serb 4,800 7,731,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Shikaki 24,000 52,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 16,000 115,000 Turoyo Christianity 88.00 % 0.90 %
 Tatar 27,000 6,333,000 Tatar Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Tatar, Crimean 105,000 591,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Turk 55,231,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 21,000 175,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen, Turkoman 1,500 7,707,000 Turkmen Islam 1.50 % 0.00 %
 Urdu 23,000 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uyghur 900 11,845,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Southern 4,000 3,079,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Yazidi 3,200 689,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yoruk, Balkan Gagauz Turkish 440,000 445,000 Balkan Gagauz Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zaza-Alevi 193,000 223,000 Zazaki, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zaza-Dimli 1,215,000 1,215,000 Zazaki, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  65 79,418,000       45   0.36 % 0.03 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 204,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 79,622,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
96.5 %
Non-Religious
3.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
4.7 %
Independent
1.7 %
Orthodox
64.4 %
Other Christian
1.3 %
Protestant
4.3 %
Roman Catholic
12.4 %
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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Turkey Statistics
People Groups 65
Unreached People Groups 45  (69.2%)
Population 79,418,000
Population in Unreached 79,045,000  (99.5%)
Urbanization 73%
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TU
Official National Language Turkish
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,971,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 0.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 45 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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