Country: Uzbekistan

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

34 (55.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

32,302,000

Population in Unreached

30,134,000 (93.3%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

4.4%

% Evangelical

0.22%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.4%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
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 *
Arab, Uzbeki 1,100 17,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Armenian 64,000 6,194,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Avar 1,300 830,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 58,000 9,869,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.02 % 1
 Balkar 800 117,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 46,000 1,696,000 Bashkort Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Belarusian 20,000 10,015,000 Belarusian Christianity 70.00 % 1.30 % -
 Bulgarian 2,300 7,062,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Buriat, Russian 1,000 466,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 7.00 % 0.50 % -
 Chechen 1,600 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chuvash 13,000 1,497,000 Chuvash Christianity 38.00 % 1.00 % -
 Dargin 2,600 454,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 162,000 46,464,000 Language unknown Islam 0.75 % 3
 Dungan 1,700 119,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Estonian 1,300 1,044,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Georgian 6,100 3,390,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 % -
 German 16,000 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 75.00 % 1.50 % -
 Greek 5,200 10,823,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,300 867,109,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Ingush 800 445,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Bukharic Speaking 3,700 104,000 Bukharic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kabardian 1,500 1,948,000 Kabardian Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kalmyk-Oirat 800 641,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak, Black Hat 766,000 833,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Kazakh 930,000 15,487,000 Kazakh Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 19
Khemshin 1,600 1,600 Armenian Islam 8.00 % 0.50 % -
Komi-Permyat 1,000 98,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 42.00 % 1.00 % -
 Korean 210,000 80,531,000 Korean Christianity 32.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kumyk 1,200 438,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 3,000 15,332,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kyrgyz 189,000 4,855,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 4
 Lak 3,600 175,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Latvian 1,700 1,490,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 62.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lezgin 4,000 657,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 2,100 2,932,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Lyuli 5,200 14,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mari, Low 4,800 411,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Moldavian 7,800 3,885,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 % -
 Mordvinian 16,000 111,000 Erzya Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ossetic 7,600 568,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 % -
 Parsee 2,300 162,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parya 1,200 5,500 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Northern 2,700 40,486,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 32,000 40,916,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 3,200 41,394,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Domari 13,000 3,424,000 Domari Islam 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Russian 1,710,000 133,523,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 1,200 10,704,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tabasaran 700 152,000 Tabasaran Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tajik 1,544,000 9,099,000 Tajik Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 31
 Tatar 459,000 6,402,000 Tatar Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 9
 Tatar, Crimean 171,000 597,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Tatar, Khakass 500 75,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tatar, Shorian 500 14,000 Shor Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 139,000 60,215,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Turk, Meskhetian 1,100 180,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 159,000 8,360,000 Turkmen Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 3
 Udmurt 4,000 578,000 Udmurt Christianity 58.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ukrainian 52,000 37,320,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 47,000 12,069,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern 25,392,000 28,848,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 508
  Totals:  61 32,302,000       34   4.38 % 0.22 % 622 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 63,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 32,365,000                

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Peoples
Population
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% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   32,302,000 61 34 55.7 % 30,134,000 93.3 % 0
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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
Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken auz 1 1
Armenian hye 2 0 Complete Bible
Avar ava 1 1 New Testament
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Bashkort bak 1 1 New Testament
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bukharic bhh 1 1
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Buriat, Russia bxr 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
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
Domari rmt 2 1
Dungan dng 1 1 Bible Portions
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Ingush inh 1 1 Bible Portions
Kabardian kbd 1 0 New Testament
Kalmyk-Oirat xal 1 1 New Testament
Karachay-Balkar krc 1 1 New Testament
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 New Testament
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khakas kjh 1 0 New Testament
Komi-Permyak koi 1 0 Bible Portions
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kumyk kum 1 1 New Testament
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 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
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Parsi prp 1 1
Parya paq 1 1
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
Shor cjs 1 0 Bible Portions
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
Udmurt udm 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1
Uyghur uig 1 1 New Testament
Uzbek, Northern uzn 2 2 Complete Bible
Totals: 58 61 34   31 41 52 43 20

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
4.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
80.8 %
Non-Religious
14.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.4 %
Orthodox
88.8 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
5.9 %
Roman Catholic
3.6 %
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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Uzbekistan Statistics
People Groups 61
Unreached People Groups 34  (55.7%)
Population 32,302,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 30,134,000  (93.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 622
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.4%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 36%
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code UZ
Official Language(s) Uzbek, NorthernRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 323,000
Persecution Ranking 16 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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