Country: Ukraine

Number of People Groups

78

People Groups Unreached

27 (34.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

43,662,000

Population in Unreached

456,000 (1.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

73.0%

% Evangelical

3.62%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
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 *
 Abkhaz 1,500 305,000 Abkhaz Non-Religious 20.00 % 1.00 % -
 Adyghe 600 689,000 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Albanian 3,000 5,179,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 15.00 % 0.50 % -
 Americans, U.S. 600 192,802,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.90 % -
Arab, Uzbeki 5,900 23,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Armenian 90,000 6,249,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Assyrian 2,800 850,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 87.00 % 2.00 % -
 Avar 1,300 840,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 41,000 9,893,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 3,800 1,710,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 0.50 % -
 Belarusian 248,000 10,003,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.40 % -
 Bulgarian 184,000 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chechen 2,600 1,726,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chuvash 9,500 1,509,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 2.00 % -
 Czech 5,300 10,907,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
 Dargin 1,400 459,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 219,000 47,601,000 Ukrainian Sign Language Christianity 79.01 % -
 Eskimo, Siberian 100 5,000 Yupik, Saint Lawrence Island Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 0.80 % -
 Estonian 2,600 1,085,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Finnish 700 5,766,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 % -
 Gagauzi Turk 29,000 176,000 Gagauz Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 % -
 Georgian 31,000 3,514,000 Georgian Christianity 76.00 % 1.70 % -
 German 30,000 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Gilyak, Nivkh 500 5,200 Gilyak Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.50 % -
 Greek 82,000 10,235,000 Urum Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,000 882,277,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hungarian 141,000 11,495,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
Izhor, Ingrian 800 1,100 Ukrainian Christianity 74.00 % 0.80 % -
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-speaking 49,000 421,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 4.70 % 4.00 % -
 Jew, Karaite 1,200 1,800 Karaim Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karelian 1,400 76,000 Karelian Christianity 69.00 % 1.50 % -
 Kazakh 5,000 15,659,000 Kazakh Islam 0.20 % 0.04 % 1
 Komi-Permyat 1,000 99,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 40.00 % 0.50 % -
Komi-Zyrian 1,000 235,000 Komi-Zyrian Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 0.50 % -
 Korean 11,000 80,920,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kumyk 600 445,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 1,900 15,724,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kyrgyz 1,000 5,669,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Lak 900 177,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Latvian 4,600 1,442,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lezgin 3,900 664,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 6,500 2,804,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Moldavian 232,000 3,875,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 % -
 Mordvinian 8,400 106,000 Erzya Christianity 61.00 % 2.00 % -
 Orochi 900 1,500 Oroch Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Orok 900 1,200 Orok Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Ossetic 4,300 575,000 Ossetic Christianity 46.00 % 3.00 % -
 Pashtun, Southern 900 10,055,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Polish 129,000 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Balkan 602,000 1,239,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.00 % 0.90 % -
Romani, Baltic 1,900 36,000 Romani, Baltic Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Carpathian 43,000 215,000 Romani, Carpathian Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 8,900 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romanian 136,000 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 7,487,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 2.43 % -
 Ruthenian 500,000 566,000 Rusyn Christianity 85.00 % 3.70 % -
Saami, Kildin 100 500 Saami, Kildin Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
 Serb 600 10,002,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Slovak 5,700 5,152,000 Slovak Christianity 93.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 8,900 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 2.50 % -
 Spaniard 900 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tabasaran 900 154,000 Tabasaran Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tajik 3,800 10,099,000 Tajik Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Tatar 66,000 6,422,000 Tatar Islam 1.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Tatar, Crimean 292,000 607,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.12 % 0.10 % 6
Tatar, Judeo-Crimean 1,700 1,700 Ukrainian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai 3,800 22,134,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Turk 3,500 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian 3,500 273,000 Ukrainian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 3,300 7,886,000 Turkmen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Udin 500 9,800 Udi Christianity 86.00 % 1.00 % -
 Udmurt 4,200 581,000 Udmurt Christianity 55.00 % 0.10 % -
 Ukrainian 32,861,000 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 4.05 % -
 Uzbek, Northern 11,000 30,922,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vepsian 300 8,800 Veps Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Vietnamese 3,500 84,982,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Yazidi 2,000 723,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yukaghir, Chuvan 200 2,200 Ukrainian Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  78 43,662,000         27 72.97 % 3.62 % 32 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 72,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 43,734,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Cherkasy 1,241,000
Chernihiv 1,101,000
Chernivtsi 816,000
Crimea 1,799,000
Dnipropetrovs'k 3,156,000
Donets'k 4,282,000
Ivano-Frankivs'k 1,247,000
Kharkiv 2,577,000
Kherson 1,039,000
Khmel'nyts'kyy 1,266,000
Kiev 1,617,000
Kiev City 2,309,000
Kirovohrad 1,002,000
L'viv 2,324,000
Luhans'k 2,252,000
Mykolayiv 1,119,000
Odessa 2,184,000
Poltava 1,442,000
Rivne 1,037,000
Sevastopol' 335,000
Sumy 1,150,000
Ternopil' 1,010,000
Transcarpathia 1,114,000
Vinnytsya 1,567,000
Volyn 938,000
Zaporizhzhya 1,706,000
Zhytomyr 1,229,000
Provinces:  27 42,859,000
UN Country Population 43,734,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 659.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 1,754.3 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 471.2 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 262.3 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
43,662,000



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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
Abkhaz abk 1 0 New Testament
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken auz 1 0 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
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 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
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
Gagauz gag 1 0 New Testament
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Gilyak niv 1 0 Unspecified
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Karaim kdr 1 1 Bible Portions
Karelian krl 1 0 New Testament
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Komi-Permyak koi 1 0 New Testament
Komi-Zyrian kpv 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kumyk kum 1 1 New Testament
Kurdish, Northern kmr 2 2 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
Oroch oac 1 1 Unspecified
Orok oaa 1 1 Unspecified
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Baltic rml 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Carpathian rmc 1 0 New Testament
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Rusyn rue 1 0 Bible Portions
Saami, Kildin sjd 1 0 Bible Portions
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tabasaran tab 1 1 New Testament
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai tha 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 5 3 Complete Bible
Ukrainian Sign Language ukl 1 0 Bible Portions
Urum uum 1 0 Translation Needed
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Veps vep 1 0 New Testament
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 0 Complete Bible
Yupik, Saint Lawrence Island ess 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 72 78 27   39 50 59 52 29

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.6 %)
73.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
2.1 %
Non-Religious
24.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.5 %
Orthodox
79.8 %
Other Christian
1.6 %
Protestant
4.4 %
Roman Catholic
11.1 %
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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Ukraine Statistics
People Groups 78
Unreached People Groups 27  (34.6%)
Population 43,662,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.5%
Population in Unreached 456,000  (1.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 73.0%
Percent Evangelical 3.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 32
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 69%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code UP
Official Language(s) UkrainianRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 437,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

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