Country: Uzbekistan

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

34 (55.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

32,901,000

Population in Unreached

31,688,000 (96.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.4%

% 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 17,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Armenian 65,000 6,573,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Avar 1,300 839,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 59,000 9,997,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.02 % 1
 Balkar 800 117,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 46,000 1,711,000 Bashkort Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Belarusian 21,000 9,976,000 Belarusian Christianity 70.00 % 1.30 % -
 Bulgarian 2,300 6,838,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Buriat, Russian 1,100 472,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 7.00 % 0.50 % -
 Chechen 1,700 1,721,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chuvash 13,000 1,509,000 Chuvash Christianity 38.00 % 1.00 % -
 Dargin 2,600 459,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 165,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Islam 0.75 % 3
 Dungan 1,700 142,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Estonian 1,300 1,078,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Georgian 6,200 3,460,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 % -
 German 17,000 66,133,000 German, Standard Christianity 75.00 % 1.50 % -
 Greek 5,300 10,263,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,300 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Ingush 800 447,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Bukharic Speaking 3,800 105,000 Bukharic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kabardian 1,500 1,977,000 Kabardian Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kalmyk-Oirat 900 651,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak, Black Hat 720,000 790,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 14
 Kazakh 816,000 15,503,000 Kazakh Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 16
Khemshin 1,600 1,600 Armenian Islam 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Komi-Permyat 1,100 99,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 42.00 % 1.00 % -
 Korean 180,000 80,722,000 Korean Christianity 32.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kumyk 1,200 443,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 3,100 15,411,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kyrgyz 279,000 5,365,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 6
 Lak 3,700 177,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Latvian 1,800 1,544,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 62.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lezgin 4,000 663,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 2,200 2,830,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Lyuli 12,000 17,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mari, Low 4,900 416,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Moldavian 7,900 3,883,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 % -
 Mordvinian 16,000 103,000 Erzya Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ossetic 7,700 570,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 % -
 Parsee 2,300 163,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parya 1,200 5,600 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Northern 2,700 34,335,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 33,000 41,340,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 3,300 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Domari 13,000 3,462,000 Domari Islam 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Russian 762,000 134,047,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.57 % -
 South Asian, general 1,300 10,836,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tabasaran 800 154,000 Tabasaran Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tajik 1,573,000 10,334,000 Tajik Islam 0.10 % 0.07 % 31
 Tatar 25,000 5,951,000 Tatar Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 1
 Tatar, Crimean 175,000 604,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Tatar, Khakass 500 76,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tatar, Shorian 500 14,000 Shor Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 142,000 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Turk, Meskhetian 1,200 182,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 195,000 8,170,000 Turkmen Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 4
 Udmurt 4,100 582,000 Udmurt Christianity 58.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ukrainian 72,000 37,292,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 48,000 12,300,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern 27,365,000 31,202,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 547
  Totals:  61 32,901,000         34 2.38 % 0.18 % 652 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 81,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 32,982,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   32,901,000 61 34 55.7 % 31,688,000 96.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 878.9 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 2,291.5 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 610.7 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 353.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
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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 Unspecified
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 Unspecified
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 Bible Portions
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 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
Mari, Meadow mhr 1 0 New Testament
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Parsi prp 1 1 Translation Started
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 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 Unspecified
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 2 2 Complete Bible
Totals: 58 61 34   31 41 52 43 20

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
2.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
83.2 %
Non-Religious
14.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.7 %
Orthodox
83.6 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
8.4 %
Roman Catholic
5.7 %
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 32,901,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 31,688,000  (96.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 652
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.4%
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 329,000
Persecution Ranking 17 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.