Country: Uzbekistan

Number of People Groups

62

People Groups Unreached

34 (54.8%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

30,632,000

Population in Unreached

28,565,000 (93.3%)

Literacy Rate

100 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

4.4%

% Evangelical

0.22%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Arab, Uzbeki 1,000 17,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.50 %
 Armenian 61,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Avar 1,200 828,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani 55,000 9,984,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.02 %
 Balkar 800 116,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir 43,000 1,688,000 Bashkort Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 19,000 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 70.00 % 1.30 %
 Bulgarian 2,200 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Buriat, Russian 1,000 465,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 7.00 % 0.50 %
 Chechen 1,600 1,696,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chuvash 13,000 1,494,000 Chuvash Christianity 38.00 % 1.00 %
 Dargin 2,400 452,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.75 % 0.30 %
 Dungan 1,600 118,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Estonian 1,300 1,043,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Georgian 5,800 3,251,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German 16,000 64,417,000 German, Standard Christianity 75.00 % 1.50 %
 Greek 4,900 10,713,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,200 858,191,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Ingush 700 445,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Bukharic Speaking 3,500 103,000 Bukharic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kabardian 1,400 1,870,000 Kabardian Islam 8.00 % 1.00 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat 800 633,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak, Black Hat 730,000 797,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 886,000 14,441,000 Kazakh Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %
Khemshin 1,500 1,500 Armenian Islam 8.00 % 0.50 %
Komi-Permyat 1,000 98,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 42.00 % 1.00 %
Komi-Zyrian 900 232,000 Komi-Zyrian Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 1.00 %
 Korean 201,000 80,477,000 Korean Christianity 32.00 % 16.80 %
 Kumyk 1,100 437,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 2,900 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Kyrgyz 180,000 4,863,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Lak 3,500 174,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Latvian 1,700 1,481,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 62.00 % 7.00 %
 Lezgin 3,800 658,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lithuanian 2,000 2,875,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
 Lyuli 5,000 13,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mari, Low 4,600 568,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 Moldavian 7,400 3,924,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
 Mordvinian 15,000 116,000 Erzya Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
Ossetic 7,200 568,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 %
 Parsee 2,200 166,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Parya 1,100 5,300 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun Northern 2,600 45,678,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 31,000 40,627,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 3,100 41,875,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Domari 12,000 3,340,000 Domari Islam 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Russian 1,629,000 133,967,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 %
 South Asian, general 1,200 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Tabasaran 700 151,000 Tabasaran Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tajik 1,471,000 8,958,000 Tajiki Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Tatar 438,000 6,363,000 Tatar Islam 0.30 % 0.15 %
 Tatar, Crimean 163,000 592,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar, Khakass 400 75,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
 Tatar, Shorian 400 14,000 Shor Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 2.00 %
 Turk 132,000 59,475,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 1,100 178,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 152,000 7,826,000 Turkmen Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
 Udmurt 3,800 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 58.00 % 1.00 %
 Ukrainian 49,000 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
 Uyghur 45,000 11,900,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 24,200,000 27,779,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
  Totals:  62 30,632,000       34   4.40 % 0.22 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 59,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 30,691,000              
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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 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
Komi-Zyrian kpv 1 0 Complete Bible
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
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 New Testament
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: 59 62 34   19 41 51 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
88.9 %
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 62
Unreached People Groups 34  (54.8%)
Population 30,632,000
Population in Unreached 28,565,000  (93.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 597 to 646
Urbanization 36%
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code UZ
Official National Language Uzbek, Northern
Secondary National Language Russian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 16 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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