Country: Turkmenistan

Number of People Groups

49

People Groups Unreached

30 (61.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,398,000

Population in Unreached

6,077,000 (95.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

3.84%

% Evangelical

0.11%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.1%
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 *
 Aimaq 266,000 2,206,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Armenian 91,000 5,945,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Avar 1,000 894,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 54,000 9,141,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Baloch, Western 53,000 1,345,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 8,600 1,698,000 Bashkort Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Belarusian 5,400 9,460,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 % -
 Brahui 1,300 673,000 Brahui Islam 0.11 % 0.10 % 1
 Bulgarian 800 6,846,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Buriat, Russian 600 469,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Chechen 1,000 1,719,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 3,100 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 3.30 % 2.00 % 1
 Chuvash 3,800 1,497,000 Chuvash Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 % -
 Dargin 3,200 457,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 48,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 1.83 % 1
 Gagauz 600 152,000 Gagauz Christianity 74.00 % 10.00 % -
 Georgian 1,900 3,314,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 % -
 German 2,000 66,126,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 800 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Jew, Russian 700 1,624,000 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak 6,100 904,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 31,000 17,834,000 Kazakh Islam 0.80 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 1,100 81,880,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kumyk 600 512,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 53,000 16,271,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Kyrgyz 1,500 5,815,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Lak 4,800 176,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lezgin 19,000 830,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 700 2,843,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Mari, Low 900 412,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 92.00 % 0.20 % -
 Moldovans 3,500 3,198,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 % -
 Mordvinian 4,200 106,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ossette 4,100 587,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 % -
 Pashtun, Northern 11,000 35,311,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Southern 1,600 10,913,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 17,000 44,131,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 900 44,326,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Russian 174,000 134,085,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 0.80 % -
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 800 1,874,000 Bengali Hinduism 5.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tabasaran 600 152,000 Tabasaran Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tajik 11,000 10,431,000 Tajik Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Tatar 88,000 6,377,000 Tatar Islam 0.75 % 0.10 % 2
 Tatar, Crimean 1,800 589,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 57,000 65,529,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 4,881,000 8,428,000 Turkmen Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 98
 Udmurt 600 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 56.00 % 10.00 % -
 Ukrainian 24,000 34,756,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Uyghur 2,400 12,311,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern 449,000 31,980,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 9
  Totals:  49 6,398,000         30 3.84 % 0.11 % 140 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 33,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 6,431,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Ahal 885,000
Aşgabat 821,000
Balkan 521,000
Dashoguz 1,035,000
Lebap 1,256,000
Mary 1,393,000
Provinces:  6 5,911,000
UN Country Population 6,431,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Aimaq aiq 1 1 Unspecified
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Avar ava 1 1 New Testament
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Balochi, Western bgn 1 1 Bible Portions
Bashkort bak 1 1 New Testament
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Brahui brh 1 1 New Testament
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Buriat, Russia bxr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
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
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 Complete Bible
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kumyk kum 1 1 New Testament
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Lak lbe 1 1 Bible Portions
Lezgi lez 1 1 New Testament
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Mari, Meadow mhr 1 0 New Testament
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 2 1 Complete Bible
Tabasaran tab 1 1 New Testament
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Udmurt udm 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 48 49 30   27 44 46 38 23
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Turkmenistan Statistics
People Groups 49
Unreached People Groups 30  (61.2%)
Population 6,398,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 6,077,000  (95.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 3.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 140
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 52%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TX
Official Language(s) TurkmenRussian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking 25 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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