Country: Italy

Number of People Groups

69

People Groups Unreached

17

Total Population

60,044,000

Unreached Population

1,898,000

% Christian Adherent

81.6%

% Evangelical

1.2 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (81.6%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
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Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Albanian, general 359,000 Italian Islam 30.0 % 0.5 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 16,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 2.0 % 1.1 %
 Americans, U.S. 121,000 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab, Egyptian 43,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.0 % 3.9 %
 Arab, Iraqi 2,600 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, North African general 1,233,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Arbereshe 103,000 Albanian, Arbereshe Christianity 83.0 % 0.8 %
 Armenian 2,700 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
Austrian, Bavarian 260,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.0 % 0.5 %
 Bengal 51,000 Bengali Islam 4.0 % 0.2 %
 Berber, Shawiya 39,000 Tachawit Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bergamasco 140,000 Lombard Christianity 80.0 % 0.8 %
Black African, general 43,000 Swahili Christianity 70.0 % 7.0 %
 Bosniak 3,600 Bosnian Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 British 28,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Calabrian 5,356,000 Napoletano-Calabrese Christianity 83.0 % 1.6 %
 Cape Verdean 11,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.0 % 6.6 %
 Catalonian, Algerhese 23,000 Catalan Christianity 88.0 % 0.3 %
Cimbrian 2,400 Cimbrian Christianity 88.0 % 0.5 %
Corsican 6,100 Corsican Christianity 80.0 % 0.4 %
 Croat 1,000 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
Deaf Unknown Italian Sign Language Christianity 82.0 % 2.9 %
Dolomite, Ladino 36,000 Ladin Christianity 82.0 % 0.8 %
 Ecuadorian 67,000 Spanish Christianity 94.0 % 8.5 %
Emilian 2,129,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 92,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
Franco-Provencal 72,000 Arpitan Christianity 80.0 % 0.5 %
 French 133,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
Friulian 282,000 Friulian Christianity 83.0 % 0.1 %
 German 243,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 164,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Gypsy, Italian 24,000 Italian Christianity 70.0 % 0.3 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 131,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Italian 32,841,000 Italian Christianity 87.0 % 1.1 %
 Italian, Sicilian 4,417,000 Sicilian Christianity 81.0 % 1.5 %
 Japanese 600 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
Jew, Italian 27,000 Judeo-Italian E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 12,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 2.0 % 0.2 %
Ligurian, Genoan 470,000 Ligurian Christianity 85.0 % 0.8 %
Lombard 3,242,000 Lombard Christianity 85.0 % 0.4 %
 Macedonian 80,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.0 % 0.2 %
 Maltese 30,000 Maltese Christianity 97.0 % 1.3 %
Mocheno 2,100 Mocheno O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 1,100 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
Piedmontese 1,504,000 Piemontese Christianity 80.0 % 1.1 %
 Pomak 2,400 Bulgarian Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Provencal, Occitani 107,000 Occitan Christianity 82.0 % 0.5 %
Rhaeto-Romansch 23,000 Romansch Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
 Romani, Balkan 61,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 60.0 % 0.6 %
 Romani, Sinte 15,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
 Romani, Vlax, Kalderash 3,700 Romani, Vlax Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
 Romanian 64,000 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 4,300 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Sardinian, Campidanese 513,000 Sardinian, Campidanese Christianity 80.0 % 1.1 %
Sardinian, Logudorese 536,000 Sardinian, Logudorese Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
Sardinian, Sard 182,000 Italian Christianity 84.0 % 0.7 %
Sardinian, Sassarese 107,000 Sardinian, Sassarese Christianity 80.0 % 0.8 %
Sardinian, Tempiese 107,000 Sardinian, Gallurese Christianity 80.0 % 0.8 %
Slovene 106,000 Slovene Christianity 54.0 % 0.1 %
 Somali 53,000 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 423,000 Urdu Islam 4.0 % 0.5 %
 Spaniard 61,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Tajik, Afghan 2,000 Dari Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 55,000 Tigrigna Christianity 92.0 % 4.0 %
 Turk 28,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 110,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
Venetian 3,571,000 Venetian Christianity 82.0 % 1.0 %
Walser 3,600 Walser Christianity 90.0 % 0.5 %
 Wolof 2,000 Wolof Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  69 59,981,000 17     81.6 % 1.2 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.2 %)
81.6 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
3.2 %
Non-Religious
14.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.3 %
Orthodox
2.1 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
1.9 %
Roman Catholic
94.4 %
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 Italy. 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 Italy
  • Christian ministry in Italy
  • 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 Italy 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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