Country: Kyrgyzstan

Number of People Groups

38

People Groups Unreached

28 (73.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,373,000

Population in Unreached

5,890,000 (92.4%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

4.3%

% Evangelical

0.33%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.3%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Arab, Uzbeki 400 17,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 24.47 % -
 Armenian 800 6,497,000 Armenian Christianity 93.03 % 9.00 % -
 Azerbaijani 22,000 9,996,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 1.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Balkar 1,300 117,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 2.03 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 900 1,711,000 Bashkort Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Belarusian 1,000 9,976,000 Belarusian Christianity 69.98 % 1.30 % -
 Bulgarian 500 6,838,000 Bulgarian Christianity 77.84 % 1.90 % -
 Chechen 1,700 1,721,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 900 15,617,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 4.43 % 2.00 % 1
 Dargin 2,300 459,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 48,000 46,963,000 Russian Sign Language Islam 5.27 % -
 Dungan 67,000 142,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Georgian 600 3,460,000 Georgian Christianity 77.05 % 0.40 % -
 German 6,100 66,124,000 German, Standard Christianity 61.99 % 2.00 % -
 Hemshin 1,100 25,000 Armenian, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hui, Muslim Chinese 1,900 14,063,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalmyk-Oirat 3,700 651,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karachai 1,600 252,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak 1,200 851,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 26,000 15,634,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 1
 Korean 16,000 80,755,000 Korean Buddhism 26.34 % 16.00 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 15,000 15,437,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kyrgyz 4,620,000 5,278,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 92
 Lezgin 2,600 663,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lyuli 500 17,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Northern 600 34,335,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 500 3,462,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Russian 397,000 135,027,000 Russian Christianity 62.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tajik 55,000 10,334,000 Tajik Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 1
 Tatar 24,000 6,394,000 Tatar Islam 0.42 % 0.04 % 1
 Tatar, Crimean 600 604,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuerke 300 600 Ili Turki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 47,000 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian 23,000 182,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 4,900 8,137,000 Turkmen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 12,000 37,273,000 Ukrainian Christianity 77.99 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 54,000 12,300,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern 910,000 29,713,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.18 % 0.18 % 18
  Totals:  38 6,373,000       28   4.29 % 0.33 % 136 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 43,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 6,416,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   6,373,000 38 28 73.7 % 5,890,000 92.4 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 4,537.4 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 11,830.1 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 3,152.7 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 1,824.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,373,000
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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
Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken auz 1 0 Unspecified
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Armenian, Western hyw 1 1 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Bashkort bak 1 1 New Testament
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 2 2 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
Domari rmt 2 2 Bible Portions
Dungan dng 1 1 Bible Portions
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Ili Turki ili 1 1 Unspecified
Kalmyk-Oirat xal 1 1 New Testament
Karachay-Balkar krc 2 2 New Testament
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 2 2 Complete Bible
Lezgi lez 1 1 New Testament
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian Sign Language rsl 1 0 Bible Portions
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
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 34 38 28   19 24 31 28 10

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.3 %)
4.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
92.8 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
2.6 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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Kyrgyzstan Statistics
People Groups 38
Unreached People Groups 28  (73.7%)
Population 6,373,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 5,890,000  (92.4%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 136
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.3%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 36%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KG
Official Language(s) KyrgyzRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 64,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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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.