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Turkmenistan – 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
Armenian44,0004.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
 T
Avar9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAvarP
Avar
 T
Azerbaijani, North48,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamAzerbaijani, NorthP
Azerbaijani, North
M
Azerbaijani, North of Turkmenistan
T
Baloch, Western48,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBalochi, WesternP
Baloch, Western
M
Baloch, Western of Turkmenistan
T
Bashkir7,8001.00 %7.00 %2 IslamBashkortP
Bashkir
M
Bashkir of Turkmenistan
T
Belarusian4,7001.30 %71.00 %3 ChristianityBelarusanP
Belarusian
  
Brahui2,0000.10 %0.10 %Y1 IslamBrahuiP
Brahui
M
Brahui of Turkmenistan
T
Bulgarian7001.90 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
 T
Chechen8000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamChechenP
Chechen
 T
Chuvash3,8001.00 %40.00 %2 ChristianityChuvashP
Chuvash
  
Dargin2,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDargwaP
Dargin
  
DeafY0.90 %1.00 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Georgian1,6001.50 %79.00 %3 ChristianityGeorgianP
Georgian
 T
German2,9002.10 %66.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek7000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Karakalpak5,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKarakalpakP
Karakalpak
M
Karakalpak of Turkmenistan
T
Kazakh117,0000.00 %0.80 %Y1 IslamKazakhP
Kazakh
M
Kazakh of Turkmenistan
T
Korean3,00016.80 %31.00 %5 Non-ReligiousKoreanP
Korean
 T
Kurd, Kurmanji20,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
 T
Kyrgyz1,1000.70 %5.00 %Y1 IslamKyrgyzP
Kyrgyz
M
Kyrgyz of Turkmenistan
T
Lak4,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamLakP
Lak
M
Lak of Turkmenistan
T
Lezgin17,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamLezgiP
Lezgin
 T
Lithuanian6001.10 %85.00 %3 ChristianityLithuanianP
Lithuanian
  
Mari, Low8000.20 %92.00 %3 ChristianityMari, MeadowP
Mari, Low
  
Moldavian2,0003.70 %73.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Moldavian
  
Mordvinian2,1001.00 %65.00 %3 ChristianityErzyaP
Mordvinian
  
Ossetic2,3001.00 %40.00 %2 ChristianityOssetic  T
Pashtun, Northern2,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, NorthernP
Pashtun, Northern
 T
Persian13,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Polish1,0000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Russian141,0000.80 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Tajik5,2000.10 %1.00 %Y1 IslamTajikiP
Tajik
M
Tajik of Turkmenistan
T
Tatar65,0000.10 %0.75 %Y1 IslamTatarP
Tatar
M
Tatar of Turkmenistan
T
Turk17,0000.00 %0.20 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Turkmen, Trukhmeny4,274,000Y0.00 %0.05 %Y1 IslamTurkmenP
Turkmen, Trukhmeny
M
Turkmen, Trukhmeny of Turkmenistan
T
Udin2.00 %95.00 %3 ChristianityUdi  T
Ukrainian11,0003.80 %79.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
 T
Uyghur2,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUyghurP
Uyghur
 T
Uzbek, Northern511,0000.00 %0.20 %Y1 IslamUzbek, NorthernP
Uzbek, Northern
M
Uzbek, Northern of Turkmenistan
T
Total People Groups:   39 5,386,000 2     21     36 12 28
Unclassified / Other Individuals 53,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 5,439,000  
Other reported groups:  4  
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Turkmenistan – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 21 53.8 % 5,156,000 95.7 %
  2 - Minimally reached 3 7.7 % 14,000 0.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 10 25.6 % 153,000 2.8 %
  4 - Partially reached 4 10.3 % 60,000 1.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 2.6 % 3,000 0.1 %
Totals 39   5,386,000  


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.
Turkmenistan – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Armenian
44,000


Avar
900


Azerbaijani, North
48,000


Baloch, Western
48,000


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Bashkir
7,800


Belarusian
4,700


Brahui
2,000


Bulgarian
700


Chechen
800


Chuvash
3,800


Dargin
2,700


Georgian
1,600


German
2,900


Greek
700


Karakalpak
5,100


Kazakh
117,000


Korean
3,000


Kurd, Kurmanji
20,000


Kyrgyz
1,100


Lak
4,100


Lezgin
17,000


Lithuanian
600


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Mari, Low
800


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Moldavian
2,000


Mordvinian
2,100


Pashtun, Northern
2,100


Persian
13,000


Polish
1,000


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Russian
141,000


Tajik
5,200


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Tatar
65,000


Turk
17,000


Turkmen, Trukhmeny
4,274,000


Ukrainian
11,000


Uyghur
2,200


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Uzbek, Northern
511,000

Turkmenistan People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Turkmenistan – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
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Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Armenianhye10Complete
Avarava11NT
Azerbaijani, Northazj11Complete
Balochi, Westernbgn11Portions
Bashkortbak10NT
Belarusanbel10Complete
Brahuibrh11NT
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Chechenche11Complete
Chuvashchv10Complete
Dargwadar11Portions
Erzyamyv10NT
Georgiankat10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Karakalpakkaa11NT
Kazakhkaz11Complete
Koreankor10Complete
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Kyrgyzkir11Complete
Laklbe11Portions
Language unknownxxx11None
Lezgilez11Portions
Lithuanianlit10Complete
Mari, Meadowmhr10NT
Osseticoss10Complete
Pashto, Northernpbu11Complete
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Polishpol10Complete
Romanianron10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Tajikitgk11Complete
Tatartat11Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Turkmentuk11NT
Udiudi10Portions
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Uyghuruig11NT
Uzbek, Northernuzn11Complete
Totals: 39 39 21   38 23 36 31 15
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Turkmenistan – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.1 %
(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.
Turkmenistan – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Turkmenistan. Ministries in the Turkmenistan 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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Turkmenistan – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 5,386,000
Percent Urbanization 50 %
Total People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 21
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Turkmen
Secondary National LanguageRussian
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 3.1%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.1%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 19 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.698 (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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