Country: France

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

40

Total Population

63,896,000

Unreached Population

6,166,000

% Christian Adherent

60.1%

% Evangelical

1.0 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 1,275,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.6 % 0.1 %
 Alsatian 1,714,000 German, Swiss Christianity 65.0 % 0.5 %
 Americans, U.S. 64,000 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab, Egyptian 25,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 17.0 % 4.5 %
 Arab, Iraqi 25,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Jordanian 25,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.5 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Lebanese 25,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 34.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Moroccan 832,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Palestinian 25,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 255,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Tunisian 448,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Armenian 467,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Assyrian 3,800 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.0 % 0.5 %
Auvergnat 1,396,000 Occitan Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
 Bambara 128,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.0 % 0.1 %
 Basque 155,000 Basque Christianity 70.0 % 1.0 %
 Bengal 32,000 Bengali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Berber, Imazighen 159,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Berber, Kabyle 701,000 Kabyle Islam 3.0 % 1.5 %
 Berber, Mozabite 5,000 Tumzabt Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Berber, Riffian 128,000 Tarifit Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Berber, Shawiya 191,000 Tachawit Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Berber, Southern 145,000 Tachelhit Islam 0.5 % 0.3 %
Breton 231,000 Breton Christianity 65.0 % 0.3 %
 British 211,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Cape Verdean 26,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.0 % 6.6 %
 Catalonian 109,000 Catalan Christianity 70.0 % 0.6 %
 Cham, Western, Tjam 1,100 Cham, Western Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Chechen 29,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Coloured 64,000 French Christianity 80.0 % 0.2 %
Comorian, other 96,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Corsican 31,000 Corsican Christianity 85.0 % 0.5 %
 Czech 13,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.0 % 0.7 %
 Danish 13,000 Danish Christianity 85.0 % 3.5 %
Deaf Unknown French Sign Language Christianity 63.0 % 1.0 %
 Druze 25,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 87,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
Erromintxela 500 Erromintxela Christianity 75.0 % 0.5 %
 Eurasian 64,000 French Christianity 70.0 % 0.2 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 22,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.0 % 12.3 %
Fleming 893,000 Vlaams Christianity 62.0 % 1.2 %
 Fon 19,000 Fon Christianity 70.0 % 1.0 %
Franco-Provencal 63,000 Arpitan Christianity 60.0 % 0.4 %
Franco-Swiss 32,000 French Christianity 65.0 % 0.2 %
 French 38,161,000 French Christianity 67.0 % 0.9 %
 Fulani 32,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gascon 446,000 Occitan Christianity 60.0 % 0.7 %
 Georgian 2,600 Georgian Christianity 87.0 % 1.5 %
 German 638,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 German Swiss 38,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.0 % 0.8 %
 Giay, Nhang 100 Bouyei E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Greek, Caegese 64,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gujarati 1,100 Gujarati Hinduism 0.6 % 0.0 %
Gypsy, French 166,000 French Christianity 60.0 % 1.0 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 108,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.0 % 4.0 %
Han Chinese, Chaozhou 6,400 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 6.0 % 6.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 38,000 French Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
Han Chinese, Wenchow 19,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 7.0 % 6.0 %
 Han Chinese, Wu 5,100 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hmong Daw 11,000 Hmong Daw E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.5 %
 Hmong Njua 128,000 Hmong Njua E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.4 %
 Italian 1,201,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Iu Mien 2,200 Iu Mien E Ethnic Religions 0.7 % 0.0 %
 Japanese 12,000 Japanese Buddhism 2.0 % 0.5 %
 Jew, French 487,000 French E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jola-Fonyi, Diola 100 Jola-Fonyi Islam 20.0 % 0.0 %
 Khmer, Central 70,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Khmu 500 Khmu E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Korean 11,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 83,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Languedocian 2,551,000 Occitan Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
 Lao 19,000 Lao Buddhism 3.0 % 0.1 %
Ligurian, Genoan 38,000 Ligurian Christianity 70.0 % 0.1 %
Limousin 11,000 Occitan Christianity 75.0 % 1.0 %
Luxemburger 43,000 Luxembourgeois Christianity 82.0 % 0.5 %
 Macedonian 8,200 Macedonian Christianity 65.0 % 0.2 %
Malagasy 64,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 69.0 % 1.0 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 25,000 Mandjak E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.4 %
 Maninka, Western 64,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 25.0 % 2.0 %
 Moor 19,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mossi, Moore 64,000 Moore Christianity 55.0 % 1.5 %
 Pashtun, Northern 38,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 64,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.0 % 0.6 %
Picard 1,963,000 French Christianity 60.0 % 0.6 %
 Polish 128,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Portuguese 956,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
Provencal, Alpine Provencal 2,933,000 Occitan Christianity 70.0 % 0.6 %
 Romani, Balkan 12,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 60.0 % 3.0 %
Romani, Calo 15,000 Calo Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
 Romani, Sinte, Sasitka 31,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
 Romani, Vlax, Kalderash 12,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
 Romanian 13,000 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 128,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 Saharawi 15,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Saint Lucian, Lesser Antillean Creole 113,000 Saint Lucian Creole French Christianity 95.0 % 14.5 %
 Senoufo 6,500 Senoufo, Cebaara Islam 20.0 % 0.2 %
 Serb 26,000 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Soninke, Sarakole 40,000 Soninke Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 270,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.0 % 0.2 %
 Spaniard 765,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 13,000 Swedish Christianity 59.0 % 6.9 %
 Tai Dam, Black Tai 1,100 Tai Dam E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.0 %
 Tay 1,900 Tay E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.2 %
 Thai, Central 10,000 Thai Buddhism 0.3 % 0.2 %
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 26,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tukulor, Pulaar 100 Pulaar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk 664,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 22,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
 Vietnamese 638,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
Walloon 64,000 Walloon Christianity 65.0 % 0.3 %
 Wolof 40,000 Wolof Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  111 63,896,000 40     60.1 % 1.0 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.0 %)
60.1 %
Ethnic Religions
1.6 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
11.2 %
Non-Religious
24.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
0.3 %
Orthodox
3.0 %
Other Christian
1.1 %
Protestant
4.1 %
Roman Catholic
91.3 %
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 France. 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 France
  • Christian ministry in France
  • 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 France 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.
In France Size
Alongside Ministries, International Small
AMF International Small
Apostolic Team Ministries, International Small
Avant Ministries Medium
Baptist General Conference, International Ministries Medium
Bethany International Ministries Medium
Bibles and Literature in French Small
Biblical Ministries Worldwide Medium
BILD International Small
BMS World Mission Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Chosen People Ministries Small
Christar Medium
Christian Associates International Small
Christian Brethren Assemblies Large
Christian Outreach International Small
Christian Reformed World Missions Medium
Christian Witness to Israel Small
Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee Medium
Church Resource Ministries Medium
CLC International Medium
Crosslinks Medium
CrossWorld Medium
Encompass World Partners Medium
European Christian Mission International, USA Medium
Evangel Bible Translators Medium
Evangelical Baptist Missions Medium
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Medium
FEBInternational Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Free Will Baptist Medium
Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Gospel Furthering Fellowship Small
Greater Europe Mission Medium
Greater Grace World Outreach Missions Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterAct - Evangeliska Frikyrkan Medium
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Medium
International Teams Medium
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Jews for Jesus Medium
Liebenzell Mission International Medium
Messianic Testimony Small
Mission to the World Medium
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
Open Doors International Medium
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Medium
Presbyterian Mission International Small
Reformed Baptist Mission Services Small
Reformed Episcopal Board of Foreign Missions Small
Ripe for Harvest Incorporated Medium
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) Medium
The Mission Society Medium
UFM Worldwide Medium
World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency Medium
World Horizons Medium
World Partners USA Medium

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