Country: Turkmenistan

Number of People Groups

38

People Groups Unreached

21 (55.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,887,000

Population in Unreached

5,514,000 (93.7%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

4.4%

% Evangelical

0.10%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.1%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Armenian 48,000 6,500,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Avar 900 840,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 57,000 9,994,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Baloch, Western 52,000 1,250,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 8,400 1,713,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 1.00 % -
 Belarusian 5,100 9,977,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 % -
 Brahui 500 3,122,000 Brahui Islam 0.11 % 0.10 % 1
 Bulgarian 800 6,838,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chechen 900 1,722,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chuvash 4,100 1,510,000 Chuvash Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 % -
 Dargin 2,900 460,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 45,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Islam 1.83 % 1
 Georgian 1,700 3,460,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 % -
 German 3,200 66,129,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 800 10,264,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Karakalpak 5,500 851,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 22,000 15,647,000 Kazakh Islam 0.80 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 3,300 80,759,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 7,100 15,437,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Kyrgyz 1,100 5,072,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Lak 4,400 177,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lezgin 19,000 663,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 600 2,830,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Mari, Low 900 416,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 92.00 % 0.20 % -
 Moldavian 2,100 3,884,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 % -
 Mordvinian 2,300 103,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ossetic 2,500 570,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 % -
 Pashtun, Northern 2,300 34,334,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 14,000 41,340,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 1,100 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Russian 276,000 135,124,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 0.80 % -
 Tajik 5,700 10,333,000 Tajik Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Tatar 71,000 6,407,000 Tatar Islam 0.75 % 0.10 % 1
 Turk 18,000 61,269,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 4,870,000 8,135,000 Turkmen Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 97
 Ukrainian 12,000 37,287,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 2,400 12,303,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern 314,000 29,708,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 6
  Totals:  38 5,887,000       21   4.44 % 0.10 % 122 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 55,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 5,942,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   5,887,000 38 21 55.3 % 5,514,000 93.7 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 4,912.0 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 12,806.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 3,413.0 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 1,975.3 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
5,887,000
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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 New Testament
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
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 38 38 21   23 30 37 31 15

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
4.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
93.5 %
Non-Religious
2.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.2 %
Orthodox
90.9 %
Other Christian
0.5 %
Protestant
2.6 %
Roman Catholic
3.8 %
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 38
Unreached People Groups 21  (55.3%)
Population 5,887,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 5,514,000  (93.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 122
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 52%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TX
Official Language(s) TurkmenRussian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking 23 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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