Country: Türkiye (Turkey)

Number of People Groups

85

People Groups Unreached

57 (67.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

86,122,000

Population in Unreached

85,454,000 (99.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.56%

% Evangelical

0.04%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.2%
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
 Abaza 14,000 72,000 Abaza Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Abkhaz 168,000 190,000 Abkhaz Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Adyghe 361,000 686,000 Adyghe Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Afghani, general 186,000 923,000 Dari Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Alawite 567,000 2,447,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam ☀︎ 0.03 % 0.01 % 11
 Albanian 2,900 5,119,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 30.00 % 0.55 % -
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 11,000 37,281,000 Arabic, Algerian Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Americans, U.S. 13,000 197,948,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 29.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 35,000 78,032,000 Arabic, Egyptian Islam 13.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 325,000 21,994,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 7
 Arab, Jordanian 24,000 4,952,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 13,000 6,275,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Libyan 24,000 2,798,000 Arabic, Libyan Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Moroccan 21,000 30,594,000 Arabic, Moroccan Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, North Iraqi 593,000 11,689,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 12
 Arab, Northern Yemeni 18,000 15,658,000 Arabic, Sanaani Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Palestinian 28,000 11,593,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 9,600 18,599,000 Arabic, Sudanese Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 106,000 20,176,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 5.00 % 0.40 % 2
 Arab, Tunisian 6,100 12,039,000 Arabic, Tunisian Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 70,000 5,702,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian 29,000 941,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 2.91 % -
 Austrian, Bavarian 20,000 14,435,000 Bavarian Christianity 65.00 % 0.40 % -
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 69,000 18,104,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bosniak 116,000 3,151,000 Bosnian Islam ☀︎ 0.10 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  85 86,122,000         57 0.56 % 0.04 % 1,729 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 138,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 86,260,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Adana 2,303,000
Adiyaman 636,000
Afyon 751,000
Agri 584,000
Aksaray 342,000
Amasya 342,000
Ankara 5,476,000
Antalya 5,476,000
Ardahan 107,000
Artvin 181,000
Aydin 1,108,000
Balikesir 1,264,000
Bartın 201,000
Batman 593,000
Bayburt 86,000
Bilecik 223,000
Bingol 283,000
Bitlis 359,000
Bolu 303,000
Burdur 273,000
Bursa 2,965,000
Canakkale 544,000
Cankiri 196,000
Corum 560,000
Denizli 1,041,000
Diyarbakir 1,739,000
Duzce 379,000
Edirne 425,000
Elazıg 605,000
Erzincan 238,000
Erzurum 811,000
Eskisehir 863,000
Gaziantep 2,009,000
Giresun 457,000
Gumushane 155,000
Hakkari 293,000
Hatay 1,616,000
Igdır 204,000
Isparta 446,000
Istanbul 15,287,000
Izmir 4,373,000
K. Maras 1,158,000
Karabuk 246,000
Karaman 255,000
Kars 315,000
Kastamonu 392,000
Kayseri 1,406,000
Kilis 137,000
Kinkkale 299,000
Kirklareli 366,000
Kirsehir 237,000
Kocaeli 1,832,000
Konya 2,243,000
Kutahya 608,000
Malatya 819,000
Manisa 1,455,000
Mardin 839,000
Mersin 1,836,000
Mugla 952,000
Mus 437,000
Nevsehir 304,000
Nigde 366,000
Ordu 770,000
Osmaniye 539,000
Rize 351,000
Sakarya 992,000
Samsun 1,350,000
Sanliurfa 1,963,000
Siirt 338,000
Sinop 218,000
Sirnak 520,000
Sivas 662,000
Tekirdag 964,000
Tokat 636,000
Trabzon 816,000
Tunceli 93,000
Usak 371,000
Van 1,155,000
Yalova 241,000
Yozgat 460,000
Zinguldak 637,000
Provinces:  81 85,675,000
UN Country Population 86,260,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Abaza abq 1 1 Bible Portions
Abkhaz abk 1 1 New Testament
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Algerian arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Levantine apc 5 5 Bible Portions
Arabic, Libyan ayl 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Mesopotamian acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Mesopotamian ayp 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Sanaani ayn 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Sudanese apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Tunisian aeb 1 1 New Testament
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, South azb 1 1 Complete Bible
Balkan Gagauz Turkish bgx 1 1 Unspecified
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 2 1 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gagauz gag 1 0 New Testament
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hertevin hrt 1 0 Unspecified
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Kabardian kbd 1 1 New Testament
Karachay-Balkar krc 1 1 New Testament
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 Complete Bible
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Kumyk kum 1 1 New Testament
Kurdish, Northern kmr 4 4 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Laz lzz 1 1 Bible Portions
Lezgi lez 1 1 New Testament
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Pontic pnt 1 1 Translation Needed
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 7 7 Complete Bible
Turkish Sign Language tsm 1 1 Translation Needed
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Southern uzs 1 1 Bible Portions
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Zazaki, Northern kiu 1 1 Bible Portions
Zazaki, Southern diq 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 69 85 57   54 56 59 61 42
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Türkiye (Turkey) Statistics
People Groups 85
Unreached People Groups 57  (67.1%)
Population 86,122,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.0%
Population in Unreached 85,454,000  (99.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1,729
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 75%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TU
Official Language(s) Turkish
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,445,000
Persecution Ranking 50 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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