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Kazakhstan – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Altai5000.44 %10.00 %2 Non-ReligiousAltai, SouthernP
Altai
 T
Arab6000.50 %4.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab
 T
Armenian16,0008.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
 T
Avar1,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAvarP
Avar
 T
Azerbaijani93,0000.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamAzerbaijani, NorthP
Azerbaijani
 T
Balkar2,5000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKarachay-BalkarP
Balkar
 T
Bashkir27,0000.89 %7.00 %2 IslamBashkortP
Bashkir
M
Bashkir of Kazakhstan
T
Belarusian133,0001.30 %72.00 %3 ChristianityBelarusianP
Belarusian
  
British9008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bulgarian7,2001.90 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
 T
Buriat, Russian7000.80 %12.00 %2 BuddhismBuriat, RussiaP
Buriat, Russian
 T
Chechen38,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamChechenP
Chechen
M
Chechen of Kazakhstan
T
Chuvash14,0001.00 %35.00 %2 ChristianityChuvashP
Chuvash
  
Czech1,1000.70 %25.00 %2 Non-ReligiousCzechP
Czech
  
Dargin1,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDargwaP
Dargin
 T
DeafY1.00 %12.00 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Dungan43,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDunganP
Dungan
M
Dungan of Kazakhstan
T
Estonian2,1004.90 %45.00 %4 Non-ReligiousEstonian, StandardP
Estonian
  
Finnish60012.00 %84.00 %5 ChristianityFinnishP
Finnish
  
Gagauzi Turk8001.00 %85.00 %3 ChristianityGagauzP
Gagauzi Turk
  
Georgian6,4001.50 %79.00 %3 ChristianityGeorgianP
Georgian
 T
German424,0002.10 %66.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek14,0000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin4,2005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Ingush20,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamIngushP
Ingush
M
Ingush of Kazakhstan
T
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speakin8,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsYiddish, EasternP
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking
 T
Kalmyk-Oirat9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 BuddhismKalmyk-OiratP
Kalmyk-Oirat
 T
Karachai1,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKarachay-BalkarP
Karachai
 T
Karakalpak1,8000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKarakalpakP
Karakalpak
M
Karakalpak of Kazakhstan
T
Karelian5001.00 %60.00 %3 ChristianityKarelianP
Karelian
  
Kazakh10,752,000Y0.06 %0.10 %Y1 IslamKazakhP
Kazakh
M
Kazakh of Kazakhstan
T
Komi-Permyat1,1001.50 %45.00 %2 ChristianityKomi-Permyak   
Korean119,00016.00 %31.00 %5 Non-ReligiousKoreanP
Korean
 T
Kumyk8000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKumykP
Kumyk
 T
Kurd, Kurmanji38,0000.10 %0.30 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
M
Kurd, Kurmanji of Kazakhstan
T
Kyrgyz13,0000.40 %4.00 %Y1 IslamKyrgyzP
Kyrgyz
M
Kyrgyz of Kazakhstan
T
Lak7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamLakP
Lak
M
Lak of Kazakhstan
T
Latvian2,1007.00 %61.00 %4 ChristianityLatvian, StandardP
Latvian
  
Lezgin5,4000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamLezgiP
Lezgin
  
Lithuanian8,4001.10 %86.00 %3 ChristianityLithuanianP
Lithuanian
  
Mari, Low7,7001.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityMari, MeadowP
Mari, Low
  
Mennonites39,00010.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityPlautdietsch   
Moldavian23,0001.00 %82.00 %3 ChristianityRomanianP
Moldavian
  
Mongolian, Peripheral7000.40 %1.00 %Y1 BuddhismMongolian, PeripheralP
Mongolian, Peripheral
 T
Mordvinian18,0001.00 %65.00 %3 ChristianityErzyaP
Mordvinian
  
Ossetic2,4001.00 %45.00 %2 ChristianityOssetic  T
Pashtun, Southern6000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, SouthernP
Pashtun, Southern
 T
Persian3,4000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Polish56,0000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
 T
Romani, Sinte6,1000.40 %2.00 %Y1 IslamRomani, SinteP
Romani, Sinte
M
Romani, Sinte of Kazakhstan
T
Romanian7005.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian4,267,0001.20 %68.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
 T
Tajik31,0000.10 %0.40 %Y1 IslamTajikiP
Tajik
M
Tajik of Kazakhstan
T
Talysh8000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTalyshP
Talysh
M
Talysh of Kazakhstan
T
Tatar298,0000.09 %0.70 %Y1 IslamTatarP
Tatar
 T
Tatar, Crimean1,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamCrimean TatarP
Tatar, Crimean
 T
Tatar, Khakass4001.00 %55.00 %3 ChristianityKhakasP
Tatar, Khakass
 T
Tatar, Shorian3002.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsShorP
Tatar, Shorian
  
Turk46,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Turk, Meskhetian46,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk, Meskhetian
 T
Turkmen1,8000.00 %0.40 %Y1 IslamTurkmenP
Turkmen
M
Turkmen of Kazakhstan
T
Udin3001.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityUdi  T
Udmurt11,0000.40 %60.00 %3 ChristianityUdmurtP
Udmurt
 T
Ukrainian504,0003.80 %80.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
 T
Uyghur252,0000.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamUyghurP
Uyghur
M
Uyghur of Kazakhstan
T
Uzbek, Northern504,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUzbek, NorthernP
Uzbek, Northern
M
Uzbek, Northern of Kazakhstan
T
Total People Groups:   66 17,927,000 3     31     61 15 46
Unclassified / Other Individuals 137,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 18,064,000  
Other reported groups:  10  
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Kazakhstan – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 31 47.0 % 12,214,000 68.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 9 13.6 % 47,000 0.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 15 22.7 % 4,554,000 25.4 %
  4 - Partially reached 9 13.6 % 993,000 5.5 %
  5 - Significantly reached 2 3.0 % 120,000 0.7 %
Totals 66   17,927,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Kazakhstan – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Altai, Southernalt10NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc11Portions
Armenianhye10Complete
Avarava11NT
Azerbaijani, Northazj11Complete
Bashkortbak10NT
Belarusianbel10Complete
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Buriat, Russiabxr10Complete
Chechenche11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Chuvashchv10Complete
Crimean Tatarcrh11Complete
Czechces10Complete
Dargwadar11Portions
Dungandng11Portions
Englisheng10Complete
Erzyamyv10NT
Estonian, Standardekk10Complete
Finnishfin10Complete
Gagauzgag10NT
Georgiankat10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Ingushinh11Portions
Kalmyk-Oiratxal11NT
Karachay-Balkarkrc22NT
Karakalpakkaa11NT
Kareliankrl10NT
Kazakhkaz11Complete
Khakaskjh10NT
Komi-Permyakkoi10Portions
Koreankor10Complete
Kumykkum11NT
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Kyrgyzkir11Complete
Laklbe11Portions
Language unknownxxx10None
Latvian, Standardlvs10Complete
Lezgilez11Portions
Lithuanianlit10Complete
Mari, Meadowmhr10NT
Mongolian, Peripheralmvf11Complete
Osseticoss10Complete
Pashto, Southernpbt11Portions
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Plautdietschpdt10Complete
Polishpol10Complete
Romani, Sintermo11Complete
Romanianron20Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Shorcjs10Portions
Tajikitgk11Complete
Talyshtly11None
Tatartat11Complete
Turkishtur22Complete
Turkmentuk11NT
Udiudi10Portions
Udmurtudm10Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Uyghuruig11NT
Uzbek, Northernuzn11Complete
Yiddish, Easternydd11Complete
Totals: 63 66 31   61 46 57 47 24
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Kazakhstan – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.6 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Kazakhstan – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Kazakhstan. Ministries in the Kazakhstan section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Central Asia section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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Kazakhstan – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 17,927,000
Percent Urbanization 53 %
Total People Groups 66
Unreached People Groups 31
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Kazakh
Secondary National LanguageRussian
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 21.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.6%  [2]
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking 43 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.757 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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