Country: Ukraine

Number of People Groups

78

People Groups Unreached

26 (33.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

43,943,000

Population in Unreached

455,000 (1.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

73.0%

% Evangelical

3.62%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
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 *
 Abkhaz 1,500 304,000 Abkhaz Non-Religious 20.00 % 1.00 % -
 Adyghe 600 664,000 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Albanian, Tosk 3,000 2,278,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 15.00 % 0.50 % -
 Americans, U.S. 600 190,342,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.90 % -
Arab, Uzbeki 5,900 17,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Armenian 90,000 6,194,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Assyrian 2,800 674,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 87.00 % 2.00 % -
 Avar 1,400 830,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 41,000 9,869,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 3,800 1,696,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 0.50 % -
 Belarusian 249,000 10,015,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.40 % -
 Bulgarian 185,000 7,062,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chechen 2,600 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chuvash 9,600 1,497,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 2.00 % -
 Czech 5,300 10,585,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
 Dargin 1,500 454,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 220,000 46,464,000 Ukrainian Sign Language Christianity 79.01 % -
 Eskimo, Siberian 100 4,900 Yupik, Central Siberian Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 0.80 % -
 Estonian 2,600 1,044,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Finnish 700 5,167,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 % -
 Gagauzi Turk 29,000 175,000 Gagauz Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 % -
 Georgian 31,000 3,390,000 Georgian Christianity 76.00 % 1.70 % -
 German 30,000 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
Gilyak, Nivkh 500 5,200 Gilyak Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.50 % -
 Greek 83,000 10,823,000 Urum Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,000 867,109,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hungarian 142,000 11,473,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
Izhor, Ingrian 800 1,100 Ukrainian Christianity 74.00 % 0.80 % -
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 55,000 528,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 4.70 % 4.00 % -
 Jew, Karaite 1,200 1,800 Karaim Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karelian 1,400 75,000 Karelian Christianity 69.00 % 1.50 % -
 Kazakh 5,000 15,487,000 Kazakh Islam 0.20 % 0.04 % 1
Komi-Permyat 1,100 98,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 40.00 % 0.50 % -
Komi-Zyrian 1,100 232,000 Komi-Zyrian Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 0.50 % -
 Korean 11,000 80,531,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kumyk 600 438,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 1,900 15,332,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kyrgyz 1,000 4,855,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Lak 900 175,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Latvian 4,600 1,490,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lezgin 3,900 657,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 6,500 2,932,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Mari, Low 3,800 411,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
 Moldavian 234,000 3,885,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 % -
 Mordvinian 8,400 111,000 Erzya Christianity 61.00 % 2.00 % -
Orochi 900 1,500 Oroch Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Orok 900 1,200 Orok Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Ossetic 4,400 568,000 Ossetic Christianity 46.00 % 3.00 % -
 Pashtun, Southern 900 9,146,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Polish 130,000 41,394,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Balkan 606,000 1,215,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.00 % 0.90 % -
Romani, Baltic 1,900 35,000 Romani, Baltic Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Carpathian 43,000 214,000 Romani, Carpathian Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 8,900 1,133,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romanian 137,000 20,676,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 7,534,000 133,523,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 2.43 % -
 Ruthenian 504,000 567,000 Rusyn Christianity 85.00 % 3.70 % -
Saami, Kildin 100 500 Saami, Kildin Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
 Serb 600 8,337,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Slovak 5,800 5,066,000 Slovak Christianity 93.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 9,000 11,642,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 2.50 % -
 Spaniard 900 28,793,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tabasaran 900 152,000 Tabasaran Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tajik 3,800 9,099,000 Tajik Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Tatar 66,000 6,402,000 Tatar Islam 1.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Tatar, Crimean 294,000 597,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.12 % 0.10 % 6
Tatar, Judeo-Crimean 1,700 1,700 Ukrainian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 3,600 60,402,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian 3,600 180,000 Ukrainian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 3,400 8,360,000 Turkmen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Udin 500 9,600 Udi Christianity 86.00 % 1.00 % -
 Udmurt 4,300 578,000 Udmurt Christianity 55.00 % 0.10 % -
 Ukrainian 33,069,000 37,320,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 4.05 % -
 Uzbek, Northern 11,000 28,848,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vepsian 300 8,700 Veps Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Vietnamese 3,500 84,478,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Yazidi 2,000 708,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yukaghir, Chuvan 200 1,800 Ukrainian Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  78 43,943,000       26   72.97 % 3.62 % 31 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 66,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 44,009,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   43,943,000 78 26 33.3 % 455,000 1.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 286,412,000 651.8 % 96.9 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 %
 
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 738,622,000 1,680.9 % 71.2 % 24.0 % 1.4 % 0.3 % 2.6 % 0.6 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 209,251,000 476.2 % 93.7 % 0.0 % 1.9 % 2.9 % 1.4 % 0.2 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,546,000 258.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
43,943,000
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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
Abkhaz abk 1 0 New Testament
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Albanian, Tosk als 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken auz 1 0
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 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
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
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
Gilyak niv 1 0
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Karaim kdr 1 1 Bible Portions
Karelian krl 1 0 New Testament
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Komi-Permyak koi 1 0 New Testament
Komi-Zyrian kpv 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kumyk kum 1 1 New Testament
Kurdish, Northern kmr 2 2 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
Oroch oac 1 1
Orok oaa 1 1
Ossetic oss 1 0 New Testament
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Baltic rml 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Carpathian rmc 1 0 New Testament
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Rusyn rue 1 0 Bible Portions
Saami, Kildin sjd 1 0 New Testament
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tabasaran tab 1 1 New Testament
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Udi udi 1 0 Bible Portions
Udmurt udm 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 5 3 Complete Bible
Ukrainian Sign Language ukl 1 0 Bible Portions
Urum uum 1 0
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Veps vep 1 0 New Testament
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 0 Complete Bible
Yupik, Central Siberian ess 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 72 78 26   39 49 58 51 29

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.6 %)
73.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
2.1 %
Non-Religious
24.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.5 %
Orthodox
79.8 %
Other Christian
1.6 %
Protestant
4.4 %
Roman Catholic
11.1 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Ukraine. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Ukraine
  • Christian ministry in Ukraine
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Ukraine or Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Ukraine Size
Action International Ministries Medium
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Baptist International Evangelistic Ministries Medium
Calvary International Medium
Centers for Apologetics Research Small
Children's HopeChest Medium
Chosen People Ministries Small
Christ to the Nations Medium
Christian Ministries International Small
Christian Outreach International Small
Church Leadership Development International Small
Church of God, Holiness Medium
CMF International Medium
Donetsk Christian University Medium
European Christian Mission International, USA Medium
Evangelism Explosion International Medium
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Small
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Global Action Small
Global Outreach International Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Globe International Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Gospelink, Incorporated Medium
Great Commission Ministries Incorporated Medium
Greater Europe Mission Medium
Harvest International Medium
HOPE International Small
International Messengers Medium
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Jews for Jesus Medium
Messianic Testimony Small
Mission Possible Foundation Medium
Mission to the World Medium
New Hope International Medium
New Life Advance International Small
Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries Small
Pioneer Bible Translators Medium
Presbyterian Mission International Small
Reformed Church in America Medium
SEND International Medium
Team Expansion Medium
TITUS International Medium
Walk Thru the Bible Ministries Medium
Women to the World Small
World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency Medium
World Harvest Mission Medium
In Eastern Europe and Eurasia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
Eastern European Outreach Small
Educational Services International Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
InterComm Small
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
One Mission Society Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
People International USA Medium
Pioneers Medium
Salvation Army Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Ukraine Statistics
People Groups 78
Unreached People Groups 26  (33.3%)
Population 43,943,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.5%
Population in Unreached 455,000  (1.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 31
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 73.0%
Percent Evangelical 3.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 70%
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code UP
Official Language(s) UkrainianRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 439,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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