Country: Kazakhstan

Number of People Groups

72

People Groups Unreached

36 (50.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

19,316,000

Population in Unreached

14,574,000 (75.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

13.66%

% Evangelical

0.59%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
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 *
 Afghan, Tajik 800 11,917,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Altai 600 76,000 Altai, Southern Unknown 32.00 % 5.00 % -
 Arab, Uzbeki 700 23,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Armenian 15,000 5,945,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian 600 949,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 91.00 % 3.00 % -
 Avar 1,400 894,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 101,000 9,141,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 2
 Balkar 2,300 116,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 24,000 1,698,000 Bashkort Islam 3.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Belarusian 89,000 9,460,000 Russian Christianity 72.00 % 1.30 % -
 British 1,000 53,788,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 5,000 6,846,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Buriat, Russian 700 469,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 12.00 % 0.80 % -
 Chechen 36,000 1,719,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 3,600 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Chuvan 500 2,300 Chuvash Christianity 89.00 % 2.00 % -
 Chuvash 8,400 1,497,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Czech 1,200 10,665,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 0.70 % -
 Dargin 1,000 457,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 97,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 12.15 % -
 Dungan 70,000 154,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Estonian 1,000 1,132,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Finnish 700 5,681,000 Russian Christianity 84.00 % 12.00 % -
 Gagauz 500 152,000 Gagauz Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Georgian 6,100 3,314,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 % -
 German 214,000 66,126,000 Russian Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 14,000 10,503,000 Russian Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Ingush 18,000 445,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-speaking 2,500 794,000 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalmyk-Oirat 500 654,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karachai 1,200 251,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak 3,600 904,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karelian 600 76,000 Russian Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kazakh 12,914,000 17,834,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.07 % 258
 Komi-Permyat 600 99,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 45.00 % 1.50 % -
 Korean 187,000 81,880,000 Russian Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.00 % -
 Kumyk 500 512,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 54,000 16,271,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Kyrgyz 33,000 5,815,000 Kyrgyz Islam 4.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Lak 700 176,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Latvian 1,300 1,421,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 61.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lezgin 3,600 830,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 5,200 2,843,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Mari, Eastern 4,700 156,000 Mari, Hill Christianity 55.00 % 0.50 % -
 Mari, Low 8,100 412,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 62.00 % 2.00 % -
 Mennonite 41,000 485,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Moldovans 16,000 3,198,000 Romanian Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mongolian 800 5,588,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Mordvinian 9,300 106,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ossette 1,600 587,000 Ossetic Christianity 45.00 % 1.00 % -
 Pashtun, Southern 600 10,913,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 5,200 44,131,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 38,000 44,326,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Domari 6,500 3,743,000 Russian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Sinte 4,600 222,000 Romani, Sinte Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Romanian 700 21,453,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 % -
 Russian 3,486,000 134,085,000 Russian Christianity 55.00 % 1.23 % -
 South Asian, general 1,900 12,066,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tajik 40,000 10,431,000 Tajik Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Talysh 800 755,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tatar 235,000 6,377,000 Tatar Islam 0.70 % 0.09 % 5
 Tatar, Crimean 1,900 589,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tatar, Khakass 500 76,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tatar, Shorian 300 14,000 Shor Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 58,000 65,529,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian 49,000 306,000 Russian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 3,000 8,428,000 Turkmen Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Udin 400 14,000 Udi Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Udmurt 7,600 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 % -
 Ukrainian 478,000 34,756,000 Ukrainian Christianity 60.00 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 348,000 12,311,000 Uyghur Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 7
 Uzbek, Northern 546,000 31,980,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
  Totals:  72 19,316,000         36 13.66 % 0.59 % 314 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 82,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 19,398,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Almaty 1,850,000
Aqmola 998,000
Aqtöbe 1,026,000
Atyrau 691,000
East Kazakhstan 1,892,000
Mangghystau 657,000
North Kazakhstan 808,000
Pavlodar 1,005,000
Qaraghandy 1,817,000
Qostanay 1,200,000
Qyzylorda 919,000
South Kazakhstan 3,343,000
West Kazakhstan 811,000
Zhambyl 1,384,000
Provinces:  14 18,401,000
UN Country Population 19,398,000
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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
Altai, Southern alt 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken auz 1 1 Unspecified
Armenian, Western hyw 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 1 New Testament
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Buriat, Russia bxr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chuvash chv 2 0 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Dungan dng 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Gagauz gag 1 0 New Testament
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Ingush inh 1 1 Bible Portions
Kalmyk-Oirat xal 1 1 New Testament
Karachay-Balkar krc 2 2 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
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, Hill mrj 1 0 New Testament
Mari, Meadow mhr 1 0 New Testament
Mongolian, Halh khk 1 1 Complete Bible
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 1 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 10 3 Complete Bible
Shor cjs 1 0 Bible Portions
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Talysh tly 1 1 New Testament
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Udi udi 1 0 Unspecified
Udmurt udm 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 60 72 36   34 52 55 42 27
Networking Possibilities

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  • Christian medical outreaches

Kazakhstan Statistics
People Groups 72
Unreached People Groups 36  (50.0%)
Population 19,316,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 14,574,000  (75.5%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 13.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 314
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 57%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KZ
Official Language(s) KazakhRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 193,000
Persecution Ranking 47 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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