Country: Iraq

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

26 (72.2%)

Total Population

35,468,000

Unreached Population

34,750,000 (98.0%)

% Professing Christian

1.4%

% Evangelical

0.21 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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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
 Adyghe 35,000 543,000 Adyghe Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Americans, U.S. 800 186,662,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 413,000 55,022,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Gulf 69,000 1,877,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.90 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Iraqi 14,148,000 16,374,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Marsh 230,000 230,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
Arab, North Iraqi 7,783,000 8,442,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Palestinian 19,000 11,769,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 19,000 19,411,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.10 %
 Armenian 62,000 6,198,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Assyrian 156,000 705,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 2,101,000 18,550,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Bajelani 60,000 60,000 Bajelani Islam 0.15 % 0.03 %
 British 2,300 49,948,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
 Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic 76,000 199,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 %
 Chechen 10,000 1,679,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language Unknown Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 French 800 49,054,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 %
Gurani, Hawrami 32,000 59,000 Gurani Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
Gurani, Sarli 26,000 26,000 Sarli Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
 Gypsy, Domari, Zott 34,000 3,365,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,100 859,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 %
 Herki 38,000 98,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.04 % 0.00 %
Koy Sanjaq Surat 800 800 Koy Sanjaq Surat Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 %
 Kurd, Central 4,116,000 5,207,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 3,033,000 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Luri, Northern 103,000 1,882,000 Luri, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Mandaean, Sabean 7,900 28,000 Mandaic Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Najdi Bedouin 1,516,000 15,774,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 419,000 36,852,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
Shabak 31,000 31,000 Shabak Islam 0.07 % 0.00 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 4,100 118,000 Turoyo Christianity 98.00 % 0.60 %
 Turk 2,800 57,158,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 411,000 9,240,000 Turkmen Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Urdu 3,800 1,682,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yazidi 501,000 669,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.14 % 0.14 %
  Totals:  36 35,468,000       26   1.42 % 0.21 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 87,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 35,555,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
1.4 %
Ethnic Religions
1.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
95.4 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
1.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.8 %
Orthodox
63.6 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
3.8 %
Roman Catholic
26.2 %
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

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