Country: Turkmenistan

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

21 (53.8%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

5,436,000

Population in Unreached

5,203,000 (95.7%)

Literacy Rate

100 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

3.1%

% Evangelical

0.08%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Armenian 45,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 %
 Avar 900 828,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani 49,000 9,984,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Baloch, Western 49,000 1,191,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir 7,900 1,688,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 1.00 %
 Belarusian 4,700 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
 Brahui 2,100 2,929,000 Brahui Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
 Bulgarian 700 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Chechen 900 1,696,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chuvash 3,800 1,494,000 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 3,251,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German 3,000 64,417,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 700 10,713,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Karakalpak 5,200 797,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 119,000 14,441,000 Kazakh Islam 0.80 % 0.00 %
 Korean 3,000 80,477,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,700 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Kyrgyz 1,100 4,863,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
 Lak 4,100 174,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lezgin 18,000 658,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lithuanian 600 2,875,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
 Mari, Low 900 568,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 92.00 % 0.20 %
 Moldavian 2,000 3,924,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
 Mordvinian 2,100 116,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
Ossetic 2,400 568,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 %
 Pashtun Northern 2,100 45,678,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 13,000 40,627,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 1,000 41,875,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Russian 143,000 133,967,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 0.80 %
 Tajik 5,300 8,958,000 Tajiki Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Tatar 66,000 6,363,000 Tatar Islam 0.75 % 0.10 %
 Turk 17,000 59,475,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen, Trukhmeny 4,324,000 7,826,000 Turkmen Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
Udin Unknown 9,700 Udi Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 %
 Ukrainian 11,000 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
 Uyghur 2,200 11,900,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 517,000 27,779,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  39 5,436,000       21   3.09 % 0.08 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 67,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 5,503,000              
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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
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Avar ava 1 1 New Testament
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Balochi, Western bgn 1 1 Bible Portions
Bashkort bak 1 0 New Testament
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Brahui brh 1 1 New Testament
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 New Testament
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Lak lbe 1 1 Bible Portions
Lezgi lez 1 1 Bible Portions
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Mari, Meadow mhr 1 0 New Testament
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 New Testament
Udi udi 1 0 Bible Portions
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1
Uyghur uig 1 1 New Testament
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 39 39 21   15 29 36 31 15

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 5,436,000
Population in Unreached 5,203,000  (95.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 120 to 147
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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