Country: Eritrea

Number of People Groups

18

People Groups Unreached

10 (55.6%)

Total Population

6,701,000

Unreached Population

2,764,000 (41.3%)

% Professing Christian

48.8%

% Evangelical

2.14 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Afar 426,000 2,649,000 Afar Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Amhara 42,000 28,506,000 Amharic Christianity 60.00 % 1.10 %
 Arab, Hadrami 124,000 596,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Palestinian 50,000 11,769,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 8.00 % 0.04 %
 Arab, Sudanese 122,000 18,929,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Yemeni 133,000 7,134,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
 Beja, Hedareb 232,000 2,601,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bilen 132,000 132,000 Bilen Islam 31.00 % 1.00 %
Dahalik 3,000 3,000 Dahalik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language Unknown Islam 47.00 % 2.10 %
 Irob, Saho 277,000 324,000 Saho Islam 30.00 % 0.25 %
 Italian 3,300 38,240,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 %
 Kunama 271,000 303,000 Kunama Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 10.00 %
 Nara, Nialetic 118,000 118,000 Nara Islam 4.50 % 1.80 %
 Rashaida 35,000 150,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Somali 5,900 19,495,000 Somali Islam 0.33 % 0.00 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 3,161,000 9,655,000 Tigrigna Christianity 96.00 % 3.50 %
 Tigre, Eritrean 1,566,000 1,606,000 Tigre Islam 0.09 % 0.05 %
  Totals:  18 6,701,000       10   48.77 % 2.14 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 18,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 6,719,000                

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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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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