Country: Uzbekistan

Number of People Groups

62

People Groups Unreached

34 (54.8%)

Total Population

30,237,000

Unreached Population

28,113,000 (93.0%)

% Professing Christian

4.5%

% Evangelical

0.27 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

99 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Arab, Uzbeki 700 18,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.50 %
 Armenian 60,000 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Avar 1,200 829,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani, North 54,000 9,820,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.02 %
 Balkar 800 117,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir, Bashkort 43,000 1,689,000 Bashkort Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 19,000 10,076,000 Belarusan Christianity 70.00 % 1.30 %
 Bulgarian 2,100 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Buriat 1,000 466,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 7.00 % 0.50 %
 Chechen 1,500 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chuvash 12,000 1,493,000 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 1,600 117,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Estonian 1,200 1,048,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Georgian 5,700 3,265,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German, Volga German 15,000 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 75.00 % 1.50 %
 Greek 4,900 10,771,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gypsy, Domari, Luli 12,000 4,101,000 Domari Islam 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,200 854,535,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Ingush 700 445,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Bukharic 3,900 101,000 Bukharic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kabardian 1,400 1,856,000 Kabardian Islam 8.00 % 1.00 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat 800 629,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak, Black Hat 721,000 861,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 875,000 14,299,000 Kazakh Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %
Khemshin, Kemshili 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 281,000 80,205,000 Korean Christianity 32.00 % 16.80 %
 Kumyk 1,100 437,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 2,800 14,788,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Kyrgyz 422,000 5,038,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Lak 3,400 174,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Latvian 1,600 1,488,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 62.00 % 7.00 %
 Lezgin 3,700 655,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lithuanian 2,000 2,894,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
Mari, Low 4,500 567,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 Moldavian 7,300 3,428,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
 Mordvinian 15,000 116,000 Erzya Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
Ossete 7,100 587,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 %
 Parsee 2,200 165,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Parya 1,100 5,300 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun, Northern 2,500 44,091,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 31,000 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 3,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Russian 1,609,000 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 %
 South Asian, general 1,200 10,796,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Tabasaran 700 151,000 Tabassaran Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tajik 1,452,000 8,609,000 Tajiki Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Tatar 432,000 6,333,000 Tatar Islam 0.30 % 0.15 %
 Tatar, Crimean 161,000 591,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tatar, Judeo-Crimean 600 2,300 Krimchak Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar, Khakass, Yenisei 400 75,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
 Tatar, Shorian 400 14,000 Shor Christianity 75.00 % 1.10 %
 Turk 131,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 1,100 175,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen, Turkoman 150,000 7,707,000 Turkmen Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
 Udmurt 3,800 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 58.00 % 1.00 %
 Ukrainian 49,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
 Uyghur 44,000 11,845,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 23,564,000 27,092,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
  Totals:  62 30,237,000       34   4.49 % 0.27 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 63,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 30,300,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.3 %)
4.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
80.6 %
Non-Religious
14.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.4 %
Orthodox
87.2 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
7.1 %
Roman Catholic
4.2 %
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 30,237,000
Population in Unreached 28,113,000  (93.0%)
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 99%
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 4.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 15 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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