Turkmenistan

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Top 5 People Groups

Turkmen: 4,274,000

Northern Uzbek: 511,000

Russian: 141,000

Kazakh: 117,000

Tatar: 65,000

Religion

Muslim: 94.9%

Christian: 3.1%

Evangelical: 0.1%

Non-Religious: 2%


Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project

About Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan formerly also known as Turkmenia is one of the Turkic states in Central Asia, and is dominated by the Kara-Kum desert. It has 39 People Groups, 21 of whom remain unreached according to the Joshua Project. Until 1991, it was a constituent republic of the Soviet Union. Turkmenistan is one of the six independent Turkic states. Discrimination against the country´s ethnic minorities remain in practice and the government has imposed severe restrictions on foreign travel for its citizens. At the same time it is very difficult for foreigners to get into Turkmenistan and usually only business visas are granted. Traditionally Turkmenistan has only recognized Russian Orthodox Christianity and Sunni Islam as legal but there is some evidence that this is slowly changing. Turkmen are nominally Muslim but many are influenced by pre-Islamic religious beliefs.

Christian Aid supports indigenous missionaries who face great persecution from the government who ban meetings between evangelicals and forbid printing or spreading any Christian literature.

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