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Turkey – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Abaza13,0000.00 %0.20 %Y1 IslamAbazaP
Abaza
M
Abaza of Turkey
T
Abkhaz156,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAbkhazP
Abkhaz
M
Abkhaz of Turkey
T
Adyghe333,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAdygheP
Adyghe
M
Adyghe of Turkey
T
Alawite526,000Y0.01 %0.03 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Alawite
M
Alawite of Turkey
T
Albanian, Tosk70,0000.55 %30.00 %2 IslamAlbanian, ToskP
Albanian, Tosk
  
Americans, U.S.24,00029.00 %77.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Arab, Iraqi106,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Iraqi
M
Arab, Iraqi of Turkey
T
Arab, Lebanese1,192,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
 T
Arab, North Iraqi646,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken  T
Arab, Syrian557,0000.40 %5.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Turkey
T
Armenian64,0008.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
M
Armenian of Turkey
T
Assyrian27,0002.91 %95.00 %4 ChristianityAssyrian Neo-AramaicP
Assyrian
 T
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk560,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAzerbaijani, SouthP
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
M
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk of Turkey
T
Bosniak106,0000.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamBosnianP
Bosniak
M
Bosniak of Turkey
T
British36,0008.00 %61.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bulgarian364,0001.90 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
 T
Chechen106,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamChechenP
Chechen
 T
DeafY0.01 %0.20 %Y1 IslamTurkish Sign Language  T
Dutch32,0007.70 %92.00 %4 ChristianityDutchP
Dutch
  
French29,0001.00 %63.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Gagauzi Turk15,0002.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityGagauzP
Gagauzi Turk
  
Gajal, Gadzhal17,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkish   
Georgian158,0000.50 %3.00 %Y1 IslamGeorgianP
Georgian
 T
German50,0002.10 %65.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek3,8000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
M
Greek of Turkey
T
Han Chinese, Mandarin40,0005.70 %6.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Hemshin21,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Hemshin
M
Hemshin of Turkey
T
Herki41,000Y0.00 %0.30 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Herki
M
Herki of Turkey
T
Hertevin1,200Y0.00 %100.00 %3 ChristianityHertevin M
Hertevin of Turkey
 
Hungarian8002.80 %89.00 %4 ChristianityHungarianP
Hungarian
  
Italian1,7001.10 %83.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Jew, Spanish16,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsLadinoP
Jew, Spanish
 T
Jew, Turkish5,200Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsTurkish   
Kabardian1,117,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKabardianP
Kabardian
M
Kabardian of Turkey
T
Karakalpak77,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKarakalpakP
Karakalpak
M
Karakalpak of Turkey
T
Kazakh, Qazaqi8,1000.03 %0.10 %Y1 IslamKazakhP
Kazakh, Qazaqi
 T
Kumyk1,5000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKumykP
Kumyk
 T
Kurd, Kurmanji8,445,000Y0.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
M
Kurd, Kurmanji of Turkey
T
Kurd, Turkish-Speaking5,979,000Y0.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Kurd, Turkish-Speaking
M
Kurd, Turkish-Speaking of Turkey
T
Kyrgyz1,6000.70 %5.00 %Y1 IslamKyrgyzP
Kyrgyz
M
Kyrgyz of Turkey
T
Laz, Lazuri98,000Y0.20 %2.00 %Y1 IslamLazP
Laz, Lazuri
M
Laz, Lazuri of Turkey
T
Lezgin3,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamLezgiP
Lezgin
  
Macedonian43,0000.20 %65.00 %3 ChristianityMacedonianP
Macedonian
 T
Ossetic39,0000.30 %6.00 %2 IslamOssetic M
Ossetic of Turkey
T
Persian650,0000.10 %0.30 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Pomak369,0000.40 %2.00 %Y1 IslamBulgarianP
Pomak
M
Pomak of Turkey
T
Pontic Greek337,0000.00 %5.00 %Y1 IslamPonticP
Pontic Greek
M
Pontic Greek of Turkey
T
Romani, Balkan70,0000.50 %4.50 %Y1 IslamRomani, BalkanP
Romani, Balkan
M
Romani, Balkan of Turkey
T
Romani, Domari33,000Y0.20 %1.00 %Y1 IslamDomariP
Romani, Domari
 T
Romanian9,5005.40 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian35,0001.20 %68.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Serb9,2000.60 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySerbianP
Serb
 T
Shikaki24,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Shikaki
M
Shikaki of Turkey
T
Spaniard1,1001.00 %65.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo16,000Y0.90 %88.00 %3 ChristianityTuroyoP
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
M
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo of Turkey
T
Tatar27,0000.00 %0.50 %Y1 IslamTatarP
Tatar
 T
Tatar, Crimean105,0000.01 %0.05 %Y1 IslamCrimean TatarP
Tatar, Crimean
 T
Turk54,800,000Y0.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
M
Turk of Turkey
T
Turk, Meskhetian21,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk, Meskhetian
 T
Turkmen1,5000.00 %1.50 %Y1 IslamTurkmenP
Turkmen
M
Turkmen of Turkey
T
Urdu23,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
Urdu
M
Urdu of Turkey
T
Uyghur9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUyghurP
Uyghur
 T
Uzbek, Southern4,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamUzbek, SouthernP
Uzbek, Southern
 T
Yazidi3,200Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Yazidi
M
Yazidi of Turkey
T
Yoruk, Balkan Gagauz Turkish440,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBalkan Gagauz TurkishP
Yoruk, Balkan Gagauz Turkish
M
Yoruk, Balkan Gagauz Turkish of Turkey
T
Zaza-Alevi193,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamZazaki, NorthernP
Zaza-Alevi
M
Zaza-Alevi of Turkey
T
Zaza-Dimli1,215,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamZazaki, SouthernP
Zaza-Dimli
M
Zaza-Dimli of Turkey
T
Total People Groups:   67 79,518,000 21     45     61 32 53
Unclassified / Other Individuals 104,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 79,622,000  
Other reported groups:  3  
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Turkey – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 45 67.2 % 78,606,000 98.9 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 3.0 % 109,000 0.1 %
  3 - Superficially reached 11 16.4 % 519,000 0.7 %
  4 - Partially reached 8 11.9 % 259,000 0.3 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 1.5 % 24,000 0.0 %
Totals 67   79,518,000  


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.
Turkey – Languages
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Language
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Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
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Abazaabq11None
Abkhazabk11NT
Adygheady11NT
Albanian, Toskals10Complete
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm11None
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc33Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spokenayp11None
Armenianhye10Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaicaii10Complete
Azerbaijani, Southazb11Complete
Balkan Gagauz Turkishbgx11None
Bosnianbos11Complete
Bulgarianbul21Complete
Chechenche11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Crimean Tatarcrh11NT
Domarirmt11None
Dutchnld10Complete
Englisheng20Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Gagauzgag10NT
Georgiankat11Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Hertevinhrt10Need?
Hungarianhun10Complete
Italianita10Complete
Kabardiankbd11NT
Karakalpakkaa11NT
Kazakhkaz11Complete
Kumykkum11NT
Kurdish, Northernkmr44Complete
Kyrgyzkir11Complete
Ladinolad11Complete
Lazlzz11Need?
Lezgilez11Portions
Macedonianmkd10Complete
Osseticoss10Complete
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Ponticpnt11None
Romani, Balkanrmn11NT
Romanianron10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Serbiansrp10Complete
Spanishspa10Complete
Tatartat11Complete
Turkishtur66Complete
Turkish Sign Languagetsm11None
Turkmentuk11NT
Turoyotru10NT
Urduurd11Complete
Uyghuruig11NT
Uzbek, Southernuzs11Portions
Zazaki, Northernkiu11None
Zazaki, Southerndiq11None
Totals: 55 67 45   44 31 44 48 21
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Turkey – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.0 %
(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.
Turkey – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Turkey. Ministries in the Turkey 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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Turkey – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 79,518,000
Percent Urbanization 73 %
Total People Groups 67
Unreached People Groups 45
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Turkish
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 0.9%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.0%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 37 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.759 (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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