Country: Iraq

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

26

Total Population

34,574,000

Unreached Population

33,792,000

% Christian Adherent

1.4%

% Evangelical

0.2 %

Largest Religion

Islam (95.4%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Adyghe 34,000 Adyghe Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 800 English Christianity 78.0 % 28.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 401,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.0 % 3.9 %
 Arab, Gulf 67,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.9 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Iraqi 13,981,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
Arab, North Iraqi 7,568,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.7 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Palestinian 18,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.5 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 18,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.1 %
 Armenian 60,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.0 %
 Assyrian 152,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.0 % 1.0 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 2,043,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Bajelani 59,000 Bajelani Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic 73,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.0 % 1.0 %
 Chechen 10,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 French 700 French Christianity 62.0 % 1.0 %
 Greek 300 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Gurani, Hawrami 31,000 Gurani Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gurani, Sarli 26,000 Sarli Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Gypsy, Domari, Zott 33,000 Domari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Herki 37,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Italian 300 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.0 %
Koy Sanjaq Surat 800 Koy Sanjaq Surat Christianity 75.0 % 1.0 %
 Kurd, Central 4,003,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 2,949,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Luri, Northern 100,000 Luri, Northern Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Mandaean, Sabean 7,700 Mandaic O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Najdi Bedouin 1,474,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 408,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
Shabak 30,000 Shabak Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 4,000 Turoyo Christianity 98.0 % 0.6 %
 Turk 2,700 Turkish Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen 400,000 Turkmen Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Urdu 3,700 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Yahudic, Judeo-Iraqi 200 Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Yazidi 487,000 Kurdish, Northern E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  36 34,486,000 26     1.4 % 0.2 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
1.4%
0.2%
Ethnic Religions
1.4%
Hinduism
0.0%
Islam
95.4%
Non-Religious
0.5%
Other / Small Religions
1.3%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.0%
Independent
5.8%
Protestant
3.8%
Roman Catholic
26.6%
Orthodox
63.8%
Other Christian
0.0%

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 Iraq. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. 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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