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Kazakhstan – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afghan, Tajik8000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDariP
Afghan, Tajik
 T
Altai6005.00 %32.00 %4 UnknownAltai, SouthernP
Altai
  
Arab, Uzbeki7000.50 %4.00 %1 IslamArabic, Uzbeki SpokenP
Arab, Uzbeki
 T
Armenian15,0008.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenian, WesternP
Armenian
 T
Assyrian6003.00 %91.00 %4 ChristianityAssyrian Neo-AramaicP
Assyrian
  
Avar1,4000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamAvarP
Avar
 T
Azerbaijani101,0000.00 %0.10 %1 IslamAzerbaijani, NorthP
Azerbaijani
 T
Balkar2,3000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamKarachay-BalkarP
Balkar
 T
Bashkir24,0000.90 %3.00 %1 IslamBashkortP
Bashkir
 T
Belarusian89,0001.30 %72.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Belarusian
  
British1,0008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bulgarian5,0001.90 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
 T
Buriat, Russian7000.80 %12.00 %2 BuddhismBuriat, RussiaP
Buriat, Russian
 T
Chechen36,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamChechenP
Chechen
M
Chechen of Kazakhstan
T
Chinese, general3,6002.00 %4.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
 T
Chuvan5002.00 %89.00 %3 ChristianityChuvashP
Chuvan
  
Chuvash8,4001.00 %35.00 %2 ChristianityChuvashP
Chuvash
  
Czech1,2000.70 %25.00 %2 Non-ReligiousCzechP
Czech
  
Dargin1,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDargwaP
Dargin
 T
Deaf97,000Y12.15 %2 IslamLanguage unknownP
Deaf
 T
Dungan70,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDunganP
Dungan
M
Dungan of Kazakhstan
T
Estonian1,0004.90 %45.00 %4 Non-ReligiousEstonian, StandardP
Estonian
  
Finnish70012.00 %84.00 %5 ChristianityRussianP
Finnish
  
Gagauz5001.00 %85.00 %3 ChristianityGagauzP
Gagauz
  
Georgian6,1001.50 %79.00 %3 ChristianityGeorgianP
Georgian
 T
German214,0002.10 %66.00 %4 ChristianityRussianP
German
  
Greek14,0000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Greek
 T
Ingush18,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamIngushP
Ingush
M
Ingush of Kazakhstan
T
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-speakin2,5000.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsRussianP
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-speaking
 T
Kalmyk-Oirat5000.00 %0.00 %1 BuddhismKalmyk-OiratP
Kalmyk-Oirat
 T
Karachai1,2000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamKarachay-BalkarP
Karachai
 T
Karakalpak3,6000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamKarakalpakP
Karakalpak
M
Karakalpak of Kazakhstan
T
Karelian6001.00 %60.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Karelian
  
Kazakh12,914,000Y0.07 %0.10 %1 IslamKazakhP
Kazakh
M
Kazakh of Kazakhstan
T
Komi-Permyat6001.50 %45.00 %2 ChristianityKomi-PermyakP
Komi-Permyat
  
Korean187,00016.00 %31.00 %5 Non-ReligiousRussianP
Korean
 T
Kumyk5000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamKumykP
Kumyk
 T
Kurd, Kurmanji54,0000.10 %0.30 %1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
M
Kurd, Kurmanji of Kazakhstan
T
Kyrgyz33,000Y0.40 %4.00 %1 IslamKyrgyzP
Kyrgyz
M
Kyrgyz of Kazakhstan
T
Lak7000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamLakP
Lak
M
Lak of Kazakhstan
T
Latvian1,3007.00 %61.00 %4 ChristianityLatvian, StandardP
Latvian
  
Lezgin3,6000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamLezgiP
Lezgin
 T
Lithuanian5,2001.10 %86.00 %3 ChristianityLithuanianP
Lithuanian
  
Mari, Eastern4,700Y0.50 %55.00 %3 ChristianityMari, HillP
Mari, Eastern
  
Mari, Low8,1002.00 %62.00 %3 ChristianityMari, MeadowP
Mari, Low
  
Mennonite41,00010.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityPlautdietschP
Mennonite
  
Moldovans16,0001.00 %82.00 %3 ChristianityRomanianP
Moldovans
  
Mongolian8000.40 %1.00 %1 BuddhismMongolian, HalhP
Mongolian
 T
Mordvinian9,3001.00 %65.00 %3 ChristianityErzyaP
Mordvinian
  
Ossette1,6001.00 %45.00 %2 ChristianityOsseticP
Ossette
 T
Pashtun, Southern6000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamPashto, SouthernP
Pashtun, Southern
 T
Persian5,2000.20 %0.50 %1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Polish38,0000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
 T
Romani, Domari6,5000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamRussianP
Romani, Domari
 T
Romani, Sinte4,6000.40 %2.00 %1 IslamRomani, SinteP
Romani, Sinte
M
Romani, Sinte of Kazakhstan
T
Romanian7005.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian3,486,0001.23 %55.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
 T
South Asian, general1,9000.00 %5.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
South Asian, general
 T
Tajik40,0000.10 %0.40 %1 IslamTajikP
Tajik
M
Tajik of Kazakhstan
T
Talysh8000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTalyshP
Talysh
M
Talysh of Kazakhstan
T
Tatar235,000Y0.09 %0.70 %1 IslamTatarP
Tatar
M
Tatar of Kazakhstan
T
Tatar, Crimean1,9000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamCrimean TatarP
Tatar, Crimean
 T
Tatar, Khakass5001.00 %55.00 %3 ChristianityKhakasP
Tatar, Khakass
 T
Tatar, Shorian3002.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsShorP
Tatar, Shorian
 T
Turk58,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Turk, Meskhetian49,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamRussianP
Turk, Meskhetian
M
Turk, Meskhetian of Kazakhstan
T
Turkmen3,0000.00 %0.40 %1 IslamTurkmenP
Turkmen
 T
Udin4001.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityUdiP
Udin
 T
Udmurt7,6000.40 %60.00 %3 ChristianityUdmurtP
Udmurt
 T
Ukrainian478,0003.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
 T
Uyghur348,0000.00 %0.01 %1 IslamUyghurP
Uyghur
M
Uyghur of Kazakhstan
T
Uzbek, Northern546,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUzbek, NorthernP
Uzbek, Northern
M
Uzbek, Northern of Kazakhstan
T
Total People Groups:   72 19,316,000 8     36      72 15 51
Unclassified / Other Individuals 82,000  
UN Country Population (2022) 19,398,000  
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 36 50.0 % 14,574,000 75.4 %
  2 - Minimally reached 7 9.7 % 110,000 0.6 %
  3 - Superficially reached 17 23.6 % 3,692,000 19.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 10 13.9 % 753,000 3.9 %
  5 - Significantly reached 2 2.8 % 188,000 1.0 %
Totals 72   19,316,000  


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
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Altai, Southernalt10NT
Arabic, Uzbeki Spokenauz11Unspecified
Armenian, Westernhyw10Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaicaii10Complete
Avarava11NT
Azerbaijani, Northazj11Complete
Bashkortbak11NT
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Buriat, Russiabxr10Complete
Chechenche11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn11Complete
Chuvashchv20Complete
Crimean Tatarcrh11Complete
Czechces10Complete
Dargwadar11Portions
Dariprs11Complete
Dungandng11Portions
Englisheng10Complete
Erzyamyv10NT
Estonian, Standardekk10Complete
Gagauzgag10NT
Georgiankat10Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Ingushinh11Portions
Kalmyk-Oiratxal11NT
Karachay-Balkarkrc22NT
Karakalpakkaa11Complete
Kazakhkaz11Complete
Khakaskjh10Unspecified
Komi-Permyakkoi10NT
Kumykkum11NT
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Kyrgyzkir11Complete
Laklbe11Portions
Language unknownxxx10Unspecified
Latvian, Standardlvs10Complete
Lezgilez11NT
Lithuanianlit10Complete
Mari, Hillmrj10NT
Mari, Meadowmhr10NT
Mongolian, Halhkhk11Complete
Osseticoss10Complete
Pashto, Southernpbt11Portions
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Plautdietschpdt10Complete
Polishpol10Complete
Romani, Sintermo11Complete
Romanianron20Complete
Russianrus103Complete
Shorcjs10Portions
Tajiktgk11Complete
Talyshtly11NT
Tatartat11Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Turkmentuk11Complete
Udiudi10Unspecified
Udmurtudm10Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Uyghuruig11Complete
Uzbek, Northernuzn11Complete
Totals: 60 72 36   56 52 55 42 27
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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 Asia, Central 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 19,316,000
Percent Urbanization 57 %
Total People Groups 72
Unreached People Groups 36
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Kazakh
Secondary National LanguageRussian
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 13.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.6%  [2]
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking 47 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.794 (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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