Country: Uzbekistan

Number of People Groups

59

People Groups Unreached

34 (57.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

34,576,000

Population in Unreached

33,342,000 (96.4%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.33%

% Evangelical

0.18%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.4%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Arab, Uzbeki 1,100 23,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Armenian 68,000 5,945,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Avar 1,300 894,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 62,000 9,141,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.02 % 1
 Balkar 900 116,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 49,000 1,698,000 Bashkort Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Belarusian 22,000 9,460,000 Belarusian Christianity 70.00 % 1.30 % -
 Bulgarian 2,400 6,846,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Buriat, Russian 1,100 469,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 7.00 % 0.50 % -
 Chechen 1,800 1,719,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chuvash 14,000 1,497,000 Chuvash Christianity 38.00 % 1.00 % -
 Dargin 2,700 457,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 173,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 0.75 % 3
 Dungan 1,800 154,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Estonian 1,400 1,132,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Georgian 6,500 3,314,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 % -
 German 17,000 66,126,000 German, Standard Christianity 75.00 % 1.50 % -
 Greek 5,500 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,300 925,789,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Ingush 800 445,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Bukharic-speaking 3,800 143,000 Bukharic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kabardian 1,600 2,028,000 Kabardian Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kalmyk-Oirat 900 654,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak, Black Hat 756,000 904,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Kazakh 857,000 17,834,000 Kazakh Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 17
 Khemshin 1,700 1,700 Armenian Islam 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Komi-Permyat 1,100 99,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 42.00 % 1.00 % -
 Korean 189,000 81,880,000 Korean Christianity 32.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kumyk 1,200 512,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 3,200 16,271,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kyrgyz 529,000 5,815,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 11
 Lak 3,900 176,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Latvian 1,900 1,421,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 62.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lezgin 4,200 830,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 2,300 2,843,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Lyuli 13,000 23,000 Tajik Islam 0.52 % 0.52 % 1
 Moldovans 8,300 3,198,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 % -
 Mordvinian 17,000 106,000 Erzya Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ossette 8,100 587,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 % -
 Parsee 2,500 170,000 Dari, Zoroastrian Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parya 1,300 6,400 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Northern 2,900 35,311,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 35,000 44,131,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 3,500 44,326,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Russian 776,000 134,085,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.57 % -
 South Asian, general 1,300 12,066,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tabasaran 800 152,000 Tabasaran Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tajik 1,731,000 10,431,000 Tajik Islam 0.10 % 0.07 % 35
 Tatar 419,000 6,377,000 Tatar Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 8
 Tatar, Crimean 184,000 589,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Tatar, Khakass 500 76,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tatar, Shorian 500 14,000 Shor Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 149,000 65,529,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Turk, Meskhetian 1,200 306,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 215,000 8,428,000 Turkmen Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 4
 Udmurt 4,300 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 58.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ukrainian 79,000 34,756,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 50,000 12,311,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern 28,082,000 31,980,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 562
  Totals:  59 34,576,000         34 2.33 % 0.18 % 686 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 52,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 34,628,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Andijon 3,010,000
Bukhoro 1,871,000
Ferghana 3,618,000
Jizzakh 1,320,000
Karakalpakstan 1,845,000
Kashkadarya 3,135,000
Khorezm 1,803,000
Namangan 2,691,000
Navoi 957,000
Samarkand 3,706,000
Sirdaryo 815,000
Surkhandarya 2,498,000
Tashkent 2,871,000
Tashkent City 2,460,000
Provinces:  14 32,600,000
UN Country Population 34,628,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this 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 Unspecified
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Armenian, Western hyw 1 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 Bible Portions
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
Dari, Zoroastrian gbz 1 1 Unspecified
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 Complete Bible
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khakas kjh 1 0 Unspecified
Komi-Permyak koi 1 0 New Testament
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 New Testament
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Parya paq 1 1 Unspecified
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 2 2 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 Unspecified
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 2 2 Complete Bible
Totals: 57 59 34   31 47 52 43 26
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Uzbekistan Statistics
People Groups 59
Unreached People Groups 34  (57.6%)
Population 34,576,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 33,342,000  (96.4%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 686
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 50%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code UZ
Official Language(s) Uzbek, NorthernRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 346,000
Persecution Ranking 21 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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