Country: Germany

Number of People Groups

89

People Groups Unreached

26

Total Population

81,862,000

Unreached Population

4,729,000

% Christian Adherent

63.4%

% Evangelical

2.1 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (63.4%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Albanian, Tosk 33,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.0 % 0.5 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 227,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.2 %
 Americans, U.S. 91,000 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 5,700 Amharic Christianity 85.0 % 4.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 5,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Moroccan 46,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 1,700 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Tunisian 26,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Armenian 41,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Assyrian 800 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.0 % 2.0 %
Austrian, Bavarian 6,047,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.0 % 0.5 %
 Azerbaijani, North 15,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.8 % 0.4 %
 Basque 33,000 Basque Christianity 94.0 % 1.0 %
 Belarusian 5,400 Belarusan Christianity 71.0 % 1.3 %
 Berber, Shawiya 37,000 Tachawit Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Black African, general 243,000 Swahili Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
 Bosniak 284,000 Bosnian Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 British 114,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Bulgarian 4,100 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Burmese 500 Burmese Buddhism 2.0 % 1.0 %
 Cape Verdean 3,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 97.8 % 7.5 %
 Catalonian 49,000 Catalan Christianity 75.0 % 0.5 %
 Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic 3,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Chechen 12,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chinese, general 49,000 German, Standard Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Croat 324,000 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
 Czech 32,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.0 % 0.7 %
 Danish, Dane 21,000 Danish Christianity 85.0 % 3.5 %
Deaf Unknown German Sign Language Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
 Dutch 162,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
 Estonian 81,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.0 % 4.9 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 39,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
 French 74,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
Frisian, Eastern 2,000 Frisian, Eastern Christianity 72.0 % 2.0 %
Frisian, Northern 58,000 Frisian, Northern Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
 Galician 41,000 Galician Christianity 96.0 % 0.3 %
 German 57,425,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.4 %
 German Swiss 33,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.0 % 4.4 %
German, Kolsch 284,000 Kolsch Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
 Greek 567,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Gypsy, German 65,000 German, Standard Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
 Hungarian 65,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.0 % 2.8 %
 Italian 655,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Japanese 24,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
 Javanese 2,400 Javanese Islam 16.0 % 6.0 %
 Jew, German 70,000 German, Standard E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
Jew, Western Yiddish-Speaking 49,000 Yiddish, Western E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Kabardian 14,000 Kabardian Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kazakh 41,000 Kazakh Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Khmer, Central 13,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Korean 15,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 535,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
Latvian 9,100 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
 Laz, Lazuri 1,000 Laz Islam 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Lithuanian 40,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.0 % 1.1 %
Luxemburger 15,000 Luxembourgeois Christianity 82.0 % 0.5 %
 Macedonian 69,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.0 % 0.2 %
Mainfrankisch 4,862,000 Mainfrankisch Christianity 75.0 % 2.0 %
 Mennonites 89,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 98.0 % 4.0 %
 Mongol, Khalka 1,500 Mongolian, Halh E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.4 %
 Persian 97,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Polish, Pole 324,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Portuguese 162,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
 Romani, Balkan 2,100 Romani, Balkan Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
 Romani, Sinte 79,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 65.0 % 1.5 %
 Romani, Vlax, Kalderash 5,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
 Romanian 122,000 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 502,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Saxon, Low 1,000 Saxon, Low Christianity 75.0 % 2.2 %
Saxon, Upper 2,026,000 Saxon, Upper Christianity 70.0 % 1.8 %
 Serb 573,000 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
Slovene 81,000 Slovene Christianity 54.0 % 0.1 %
Sorb, Southern, Lower Lusatian 7,200 German, Standard Christianity 70.0 % 1.5 %
Sorb, Wend 18,000 German, Standard Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
 South Asian, general 191,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.0 % 0.2 %
 Spaniard 405,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swabian 810,000 Swabian Christianity 65.0 % 0.5 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 20,000 Turoyo Christianity 95.0 % 0.9 %
 Tajik, Afghan 25,000 Dari Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Tamil 34,000 Tamil Hinduism 6.0 % 3.0 %
 Thai, Central 21,000 Thai Buddhism 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 25,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
 Turk 2,893,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 40,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
 Urdu 22,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vietnamese 65,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
 Yazidi 50,000 German, Standard E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Yeniche 16,000 Yeniche Christianity 60.0 % 1.4 %
 Zaza-Alevi 30,000 Zazaki, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  89 81,799,000 26     63.4 % 2.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.1 %)
63.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
5.4 %
Non-Religious
30.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
1.9 %
Orthodox
4.7 %
Other Christian
1.5 %
Protestant
43.3 %
Roman Catholic
48.5 %
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 Germany. 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 Germany
  • Christian ministry in Germany
  • 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 Germany 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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