Uzbekistan UZ

887,812

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

156,253

Indicated decisions 2014

29.7 million

Population

208,000

Christians
85,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Uzbekistan
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Decisions to Visits- 17.60% (2nd).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim.
  • Human Development Index

    116/187
  • Internet Access

    40.63% (82nd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Uzbek (78.4%); Tajik (4.8%); Kazakh (4.1%); Tatar (3%); Russian (2.5%); Karakalpak (1.8%).
  • Common Languages

    Uzbek.
  • Economy

    Self-sufficient with oil, gas, and mineral deposits; Has lots of agriculture, especially cotton.
    Future water supply is a major issue; Corruption leads to a stagnant economy.
    Many young men go to Russia to work; Drug shipments pass through this area also.
  • History / Politics

    Location of Tamerlane’s Mongol/Turkic empire; Had Russian colonial rule 1865-1917.
    Independence from the Soviet rule (1917-1991) in 1991, but has an autocratic ruler.
    Dissident torture and massacre of protestors (2005) brought international condemnation.
    Has close political ties with Russia; The nation is key to all Central Asia.
    Tensions are high between autocratic regime and Islamic movements.
  • Spirituality

    Government punishes Muslim evangelism; It closed down all foreign mission agencies.
    This was a mixed blessing, because it forced the indigenous church to mature and unite.
    The young church needs more Bible training and maturity.
  • Prayers

    Pray for the persecution of the church to cease and growth to occur.
    Pray for more Bibles and Christian materials to grow the church.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.