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Turkmenistan – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Aimaq249,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamAimaqP
Aimaq
  
Armenian85,0004.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
 T
Avar9000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamAvarP
Avar
 T
Azerbaijani50,0000.20 %0.50 %1 IslamAzerbaijani, NorthP
Azerbaijani
M
Azerbaijani of Turkmenistan
T
Baloch, Western50,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamBalochi, WesternP
Baloch, Western
M
Baloch, Western of Turkmenistan
T
Bashkir8,0001.00 %7.00 %2 IslamBashkortP
Bashkir
M
Bashkir of Turkmenistan
T
Belarusian5,1001.30 %71.00 %3 ChristianityBelarusianP
Belarusian
  
Brahui1,2000.10 %0.11 %1 IslamBrahuiP
Brahui
M
Brahui of Turkmenistan
T
Bulgarian7001.90 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
 T
Buriat, Russian5003.00 %6.00 %4 BuddhismBuriat, RussiaP
Buriat, Russian
  
Chechen1,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamChechenP
Chechen
 T
Chinese, general2,9002.00 %3.30 %1 BuddhismChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
Chuvash3,6001.00 %40.00 %2 ChristianityChuvashP
Chuvash
  
Dargin3,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDargwaP
Dargin
 T
Deaf45,000Y1.83 %1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Gagauzi Turk50010.00 %74.00 %4 ChristianityGagauzP
Gagauzi Turk
  
Georgian1,8001.50 %79.00 %3 ChristianityGeorgianP
Georgian
 T
German1,9002.10 %66.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek7000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Jew, Russian7000.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsRussianP
Jew, Russian
  
Karakalpak5,7000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamKarakalpakP
Karakalpak
M
Karakalpak of Turkmenistan
T
Kazakh29,0000.00 %0.80 %1 IslamKazakhP
Kazakh
M
Kazakh of Turkmenistan
T
Korean1,00016.80 %31.00 %5 Non-ReligiousKoreanP
Korean
 T
Kumyk6000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamKumykP
Kumyk
  
Kurd, Kurmanji50,0000.20 %0.50 %1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
 T
Kyrgyz1,4000.70 %5.00 %1 IslamKyrgyzP
Kyrgyz
M
Kyrgyz of Turkmenistan
T
Lak4,5000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamLakP
Lak
M
Lak of Turkmenistan
T
Lezgin18,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamLezgiP
Lezgin
 T
Lithuanian7001.10 %85.00 %3 ChristianityLithuanianP
Lithuanian
  
Mari, Low9000.20 %92.00 %3 ChristianityMari, MeadowP
Mari, Low
  
Moldavian3,2003.70 %73.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Moldavian
  
Mordvinian4,0001.00 %65.00 %3 ChristianityErzyaP
Mordvinian
  
Ossetic3,8001.00 %40.00 %2 ChristianityOsseticP
Ossetic
 T
Pashtun, Northern10,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamPashto, NorthernP
Pashtun, Northern
M
Pashtun, Northern of Turkmenistan
T
Pashtun, Southern1,5000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamPashto, SouthernP
Pashtun, Southern
  
Persian16,0000.20 %0.50 %1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Polish8000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Russian163,0000.80 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
South Asian, Bengali-speakin7000.00 %5.00 %1 HinduismBengaliP
South Asian, Bengali-speaking
  
Tabasaran6000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTabasaranP
Tabasaran
  
Tajik10,0000.10 %1.00 %1 IslamTajikP
Tajik
M
Tajik of Turkmenistan
T
Tatar82,0000.10 %0.75 %1 IslamTatarP
Tatar
M
Tatar of Turkmenistan
T
Tatar, Crimean1,7000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamCrimean TatarP
Tatar, Crimean
  
Turk53,0000.00 %0.20 %1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Turkmen4,577,000Y0.00 %0.05 %1 IslamTurkmenP
Turkmen
M
Turkmen of Turkmenistan
T
Udmurt60010.00 %56.00 %4 ChristianityUdmurtP
Udmurt
  
Ukrainian22,0003.80 %79.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
 T
Uyghur2,3000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUyghurP
Uyghur
 T
Uzbek, Northern422,0000.00 %0.20 %1 IslamUzbek, NorthernP
Uzbek, Northern
M
Uzbek, Northern of Turkmenistan
T
Total People Groups:   49 5,998,000 2     29      48 13 28
Unclassified / Other Individuals 33,000  
UN Country Population (2020) 6,031,000  
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 29 59.2 % 5,690,000 94.9 %
  2 - Minimally reached 3 6.1 % 15,000 0.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 9 18.4 % 178,000 3.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 7 14.3 % 114,000 1.9 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 2.0 % 1,000 0.0 %
Totals 49   5,998,000  


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 – Languages
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Language
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# Unreached
Primary
Language
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Status
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Recordings
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Gospel
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Aimaqaiq11Trans Needed
Armenianhye10Complete
Avarava11NT
Azerbaijani, Northazj11Complete
Balochi, Westernbgn11Portions
Bashkortbak10NT
Belarusianbel10Complete
Bengaliben11Complete
Brahuibrh11NT
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Buriat, Russiabxr10Complete
Chechenche11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn11Complete
Chuvashchv10Complete
Crimean Tatarcrh11Complete
Dargwadar11Portions
Erzyamyv10NT
Gagauzgag10NT
Georgiankat10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Karakalpakkaa11NT
Kazakhkaz11Complete
Koreankor10Complete
Kumykkum11NT
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Kyrgyzkir11Complete
Laklbe11Portions
Language unknownxxx11Unspecified
Lezgilez11NT
Lithuanianlit10Complete
Mari, Meadowmhr10NT
Osseticoss10Complete
Pashto, Northernpbu11Complete
Pashto, Southernpbt11Portions
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Polishpol10Complete
Romanianron10Complete
Russianrus21Complete
Tabasarantab11NT
Tajiktgk11Complete
Tatartat11Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Turkmentuk11Complete
Udmurtudm10Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Uyghuruig11Complete
Uzbek, Northernuzn11Complete
Totals: 48 49 29   46 39 46 38 18
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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 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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Turkmenistan – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 5,998,000
Percent Urbanization 52 %
Total People Groups 49
Unreached People Groups 29
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Turkmen
Secondary National LanguageRussian
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 3.8%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.1%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 22 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.692 (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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