Country: Eritrea

Number of People Groups

18

People Groups Unreached

10

Total Population

6,497,000

Unreached Population

2,680,000

% Christian Adherent

48.8%

% Evangelical

2.1 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afar 413,000 Afar Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Amhara 41,000 Amharic Christianity 60.0 % 1.1 %
 Arab, Hadrami 120,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Palestinian 49,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 8.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Sudanese 118,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Yemeni 129,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Beja, Hedareb 225,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bilen 128,000 Bilen Islam 31.0 % 1.0 %
Dahalik 2,900 Dahalik Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 47.0 % 0.0 %
 Irob, Saho 269,000 Saho Islam 30.0 % 0.3 %
 Italian 3,200 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.0 %
 Kunama 263,000 Kunama E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 10.0 %
 Nara, Nialetic 114,000 Nara Islam 4.5 % 1.8 %
 Rashaida 34,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Somali 5,700 Somali Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 3,064,000 Tigrigna Christianity 96.0 % 3.5 %
 Tigre 1,518,000 Tigre Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
  Totals:  18 6,497,000 10     48.8 % 2.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.1 %)
48.8 %
Ethnic Religions
1.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
47.4 %
Non-Religious
2.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
9.8 %
Orthodox
79.4 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.9 %
Roman Catholic
9.8 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Eritrea. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Eritrea
  • Christian ministry in Eritrea
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches


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