Country: Kazakhstan

Number of People Groups

73

People Groups Unreached

35 (47.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

18,657,000

Population in Unreached

13,644,000 (73.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

14.8%

% Evangelical

0.61%

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 10,986,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Altai 600 77,000 Altai, Southern Unknown 32.00 % 5.00 % -
Arab, Uzbeki 700 23,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Armenian 14,000 6,637,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian 600 850,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 91.00 % 3.00 % -
 Avar 1,300 840,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 98,000 9,944,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 2
 Balkar 2,300 117,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 24,000 1,710,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 0.89 % -
 Belarusian 86,000 10,003,000 Russian Christianity 72.00 % 1.30 % -
 British 1,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 4,900 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Buriat, Russian 700 473,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 12.00 % 0.80 % -
 Chechen 34,000 1,726,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 3,500 15,716,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Chuvan 400 2,200 Chuvash Christianity 89.00 % 2.00 % -
 Chuvash 8,100 1,509,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Czech 1,200 10,906,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 0.70 % -
 Dargin 1,000 459,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 94,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Islam 12.15 % -
 Dungan 67,000 145,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Estonian 1,000 1,085,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Finnish 700 5,766,000 Russian Christianity 84.00 % 12.00 % -
 Gagauzi Turk 500 176,000 Gagauz Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Georgian 5,900 3,482,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 % -
 German 207,000 66,308,000 Russian Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 14,000 10,234,000 Russian Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,300 881,849,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Ingush 17,000 447,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-speaking 4,100 520,000 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalmyk-Oirat 500 648,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karachai 1,100 253,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak 3,500 874,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karelian 600 76,000 Russian Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kazakh 12,059,000 15,659,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.07 % 241
 Komi-Permyat 600 99,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 45.00 % 1.50 % -
 Korean 181,000 80,906,000 Russian Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.00 % -
 Kumyk 500 445,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 53,000 15,724,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Kyrgyz 32,000 5,669,000 Kyrgyz Islam 4.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Lak 700 177,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Latvian 1,200 1,442,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 61.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lezgin 3,500 664,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 5,100 2,804,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Mari, Eastern 4,600 157,000 Mari, Hill Christianity 55.00 % 0.50 % -
 Mari, Low 7,800 415,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 62.00 % 2.00 % -
Mennonites 40,000 482,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Moldavian 15,000 3,875,000 Romanian Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mongolian 700 5,640,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Mordvinian 9,000 106,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ossetic 1,600 575,000 Ossetic Christianity 45.00 % 1.00 % -
 Pashtun, Southern 600 10,055,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 5,000 41,801,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 37,000 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Domari 6,300 3,505,000 Russian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Sinte 4,500 227,000 Romani, Sinte Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Romanian 700 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 % -
 Russian 3,770,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 55.00 % 1.23 % -
 South Asian, general 1,800 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tajik 39,000 10,099,000 Tajik Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Talysh 800 233,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tatar 227,000 6,422,000 Tatar Islam 0.70 % 0.09 % 5
 Tatar, Crimean 1,800 607,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tatar, Khakass 400 76,000 Khakas Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tatar, Shorian 300 14,000 Shor Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 56,000 63,339,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian 48,000 273,000 Russian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 2,900 7,886,000 Turkmen Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Udin 400 9,800 Udi Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Udmurt 7,400 581,000 Udmurt Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 % -
 Ukrainian 463,000 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 60.00 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 337,000 12,351,000 Uyghur Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 7
 Uzbek, Northern 528,000 30,922,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
  Totals:  73 18,657,000         35 14.82 % 0.61 % 296 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 120,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 18,777,000                
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Provinces 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 18,777,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 1,542.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 4,105.6 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 1,102.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 613.8 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
18,657,000



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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
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 0 New Testament
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Buriat, Russia bxr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 2 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 New Testament
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khakas kjh 1 0 New Testament
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 New Testament
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 73 35   34 46 54 43 20

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
14.8 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
52.3 %
Non-Religious
32.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.5 %
Orthodox
83.6 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
6.1 %
Roman Catholic
6.7 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Kazakhstan
  • Christian ministry in Kazakhstan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Kazakhstan Statistics
People Groups 73
Unreached People Groups 35  (47.9%)
Population 18,657,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 13,644,000  (73.1%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 14.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 296
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 187,000
Persecution Ranking 35 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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