Country: Finland

Number of People Groups

58

People Groups Unreached

15

Total Population

5,362,000

Unreached Population

57,000

% Professing Christian

81.5%

% Evangelical

11.9 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Akan 1,300 4,422,000 Akan Christianity 90.0 % 25.0 %
 Albanian, Tosk 6,000 2,637,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 38.0 % 0.5 %
 Americans, U.S. 2,800 186,762,000 English Christianity 82.0 % 28.9 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,000 28,504,000 Amharic Christianity 86.0 % 1.1 %
 Anglo-Canadian 700 15,637,000 English Christianity 78.0 % 9.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 600 55,052,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.0 % 3.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 6,800 16,368,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Moroccan 1,000 17,584,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 1,000 19,396,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 2.0 %
 Bosniak 1,600 3,170,000 Bosnian Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brazilian, White 900 94,357,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.0 % 26.0 %
 British 4,300 49,252,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
 Bulgarian 1,700 7,150,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 2.0 %
 Burmese 1,400 31,631,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.4 % 0.1 %
Cameroonian Creole, Detribalized 800 1,444,000 French Christianity 65.0 % 12.0 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Finnish Sign Language Christianity 84.0 % 1.0 %
 Dutch 1,300 13,610,000 Dutch Non-Religious 48.0 % 4.4 %
 Estonian 48,000 1,026,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.0 % 4.9 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 2,400 36,207,000 Tagalog Christianity 99.0 % 13.0 %
Finland Swedes 262,000 365,000 Swedish Christianity 67.0 % 7.0 %
Finnish, Finn 4,795,000 5,028,000 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.5 %
Finnish, Tornedalen 37,000 68,000 Finnish, Tornedalen Christianity 95.0 % 12.0 %
 French 2,000 41,867,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 4,000 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 7,600 860,021,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hungarian 1,900 11,686,000 Hungarian Christianity 86.0 % 2.5 %
 Italian 2,200 39,354,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Japanese 1,100 124,304,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.2 % 0.3 %
Jew, Finnish 1,300 1,300 Finnish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karelian 11,000 73,000 Karelian Christianity 75.0 % 6.0 %
 Kikuyu 1,000 9,303,000 Gikuyu Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
Komi-Zyrian 1,200 227,000 Komi-Zyrian Christianity 70.0 % 2.0 %
Kongo, Tuba 1,800 8,746,000 Kituba Christianity 80.0 % 17.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,100 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 2.0 % 0.5 %
Latvian 1,600 1,430,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 53.0 % 7.0 %
 Lithuanian 1,300 2,857,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.0 % 1.1 %
 Mexican 500 101,596,000 Spanish Christianity 93.0 % 8.0 %
Olonetsian, Livvikovian 5,300 18,000 Livvi-Karelian Christianity 75.0 % 8.0 %
 Persian 2,800 34,571,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.0 % 0.2 %
 Polish 3,700 40,483,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Romani, Finnish Kalo 12,000 15,000 Romani, Kalo Finnish Christianity 90.0 % 25.0 %
 Romanian 2,200 22,037,000 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 31,000 129,028,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Saami, Inari 700 700 Saami, Inari Christianity 95.0 % 11.0 %
Saami, Northern 3,700 48,000 Saami, North Christianity 97.0 % 12.0 %
Saami, Skolt 500 800 Saami, Skolt Christianity 97.0 % 10.0 %
 Serb 700 10,776,000 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Shaikh 1,500 229,703,000 Bengali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Somali 7,400 19,538,000 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 10,000 6,876,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Spaniard 2,300 29,245,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 33,000 8,156,000 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
 Tajik, Afghan 3,500 8,686,000 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tatar 800 6,316,000 Tatar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thai, Central 6,900 19,924,000 Thai Buddhism 2.0 % 0.5 %
 Turk 4,500 57,984,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 3,000 37,958,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.0 % 3.0 %
 Vietnamese 4,000 83,742,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
  Totals:  58 5,362,000 15       81.5 % 11.9 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 25,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 5,387,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.9 %)
81.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.8 %
Non-Religious
17.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.1 %
Orthodox
1.9 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
96.9 %
Roman Catholic
0.5 %
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

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Finland. 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 Finland
  • Christian ministry in Finland
  • 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

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Finland or Western Europe. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.


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