Country: Kyrgyzstan

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

28 (71.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,485,000

Population in Unreached

5,989,000 (92.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

4.3%

% Evangelical

0.33%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.3%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Arab, Uzbeki 400 23,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 24.47 % -
 Armenian 800 6,249,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 93.03 % 9.00 % -
 Azerbaijani 22,000 9,893,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 1.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Balkar 1,400 117,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 2.03 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 900 1,710,000 Bashkort Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Belarusian 1,100 10,003,000 Belarusian Christianity 69.98 % 1.30 % -
 Bulgarian 500 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 77.84 % 1.90 % -
 Chechen 1,700 1,726,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 1,000 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 4.43 % 2.00 % 1
 Dargin 2,300 459,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 49,000 47,601,000 Russian Sign Language Islam 5.27 % -
 Dungan 68,000 145,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Georgian 600 3,514,000 Georgian Christianity 77.05 % 0.40 % -
 German 6,200 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 61.99 % 2.00 % -
 Hemshin 1,100 25,000 Armenian, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hui, Muslim Chinese 2,000 14,130,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalmyk-Oirat 3,700 648,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karachai 1,700 253,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak 1,300 874,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 27,000 15,659,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 1
 Korean 17,000 80,920,000 Korean Buddhism 26.34 % 16.00 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 16,000 15,724,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kyrgyz 4,698,000 5,669,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 94
 Lezgin 2,700 664,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lyuli 500 18,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mordvinian 5,500 106,000 Erzya Christianity 55.00 % 2.00 % -
 Pashtun, Northern 600 33,701,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 500 3,505,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Russian 404,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 62.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tajik 55,000 10,099,000 Tajik Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 1
 Tatar 24,000 6,422,000 Tatar Islam 0.42 % 0.04 % 1
 Tatar, Crimean 600 607,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuerke 300 600 Ili Turki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 47,000 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian 24,000 273,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 5,000 7,886,000 Turkmen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 12,000 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 77.99 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 55,000 12,350,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern 925,000 30,922,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.18 % 0.18 % 19
  Totals:  39 6,485,000         28 4.33 % 0.33 % 139 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 39,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 6,524,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Batken 523,000
Biškek 1,018,000
Chüy 945,000
Jalal-Abad 1,219,000
Naryn 288,000
Osh 1,334,000
Osh (city) 293,000
Talas 268,000
Ysyk-Köl 504,000
Provinces:  9 6,392,000
UN Country Population 6,524,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 4,436.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 11,811.5 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 3,172.4 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 1,765.9 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,485,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken auz 1 0 Unspecified
Armenian, Western hyw 2 1 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Bashkort bak 1 1 New Testament
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 2 2 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
Domari rmt 2 2 Bible Portions
Dungan dng 1 1 Bible Portions
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Ili Turki ili 1 1 Unspecified
Kalmyk-Oirat xal 1 1 New Testament
Karachay-Balkar krc 2 2 New Testament
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 New Testament
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 2 2 Complete Bible
Lezgi lez 1 1 New Testament
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian Sign Language rsl 1 0 Bible Portions
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 34 39 28   18 26 31 27 9

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.3 %)
4.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
92.7 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
2.6 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Kyrgyzstan Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 28  (71.8%)
Population 6,485,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 5,989,000  (92.3%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 139
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 36%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KG
Official Language(s) KyrgyzRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 65,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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