Country: Turkmenistan

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

21 (53.8%)

Total Population

5,387,000

Population in Unreached

5,156,000 (95.7%)

% Professing Christian

3.1%

% Evangelical

0.08 %

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
 Armenian 44,000 6,319,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 %
 Avar 900 829,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani, North 48,000 9,820,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Baloch, Western 48,000 1,171,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir 7,800 1,689,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 1.00 %
 Belarusian 4,700 10,076,000 Belarusan Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
 Brahui 2,000 2,807,000 Brahui Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
 Bulgarian 700 7,171,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Chechen 800 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chuvash 3,800 1,493,000 Chuvash Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 %
 Dargin 2,700 452,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 1.00 % 0.90 %
 Georgian 1,600 3,265,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German 2,900 64,342,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 700 10,797,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Karakalpak 5,100 861,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 117,000 14,293,000 Kazakh Islam 0.80 % 0.00 %
 Korean 3,000 80,124,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 20,000 14,808,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Kyrgyz 1,100 5,038,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
 Lak 4,100 174,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lezgin 17,000 655,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lithuanian 600 2,889,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
 Mari, Low 800 567,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 92.00 % 0.20 %
 Moldavian 2,000 3,432,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
 Mordvinian 2,100 116,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
Ossetic 2,300 587,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 %
 Pashtun, Northern 2,100 44,035,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 13,000 40,091,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 1,000 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Russian 141,000 134,005,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 0.80 %
 Tajik 5,200 8,609,000 Tajiki Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Tatar 65,000 6,354,000 Tatar Islam 0.75 % 0.10 %
 Turk 17,000 59,171,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen, Trukhmeny 4,274,000 7,707,000 Turkmen Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
Udin Unknown 9,400 Udi Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 %
 Ukrainian 11,000 38,101,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
 Uyghur 2,200 11,846,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 511,000 27,090,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  39 5,387,000       21   3.09 % 0.08 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 52,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 5,439,000              
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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
Balochi, Western bgn 1 1 Portions
Bashkort bak 1 0 NT
Belarusan bel 1 0 Complete
Brahui brh 1 1 NT
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete
Chechen che 1 1 Complete
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete
Dargwa dar 1 1 Portions
Erzya myv 1 0 NT
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 NT
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete
Korean kor 1 0 Complete
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete
Lak lbe 1 1 Portions
Lezgi lez 1 1 Portions
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete
Mari, Meadow mhr 1 0 NT
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Turkmen tuk 1 1 NT
Udi udi 1 0 Portions
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Unknown xxx 1 1
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete
Totals: 39 39 21   15 23 36 31 17

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
3.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
94.9 %
Non-Religious
2.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.4 %
Orthodox
88.9 %
Other Christian
0.8 %
Protestant
3.0 %
Roman Catholic
5.1 %
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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Turkmenistan Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 21  (53.8%)
Population 5,387,000
Population in Unreached 5,156,000  (95.7%)
Urbanization 50%
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TX
Official National Language Turkmen
Secondary National Language Russian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 3.1%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 19 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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