Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Caucasus

Language: Lak - (lbe)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Turkmenistan

Also found in: Russian Federation; Uzbekistan

Population: 4,400

Global Population: 188,500

PEID: 24624

ROP: 105583

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Lak of Turkmenistan, numbering 4,400, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Caucasus people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 188,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Lak. The primary religion practiced by the Lak is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Not Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available