Country: Norway

Number of People Groups

50

People Groups Unreached

12

Total Population

4,959,000

Unreached Population

171,000

% Christian Adherent

89.4%

% Evangelical

8.3 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 1,700 Akan Christianity 73.0 % 6.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 7,200 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 3,300 Amharic Christianity 81.0 % 4.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 28,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 12.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Lebanese 2,100 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Middle East 7,400 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 4.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Syrian 1,500 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 10.0 % 0.1 %
Black African, general 5,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
 Bosniak 16,000 Bosnian Islam 0.7 % 0.1 %
Brazilian, general 1,600 Portuguese Christianity 91.0 % 26.3 %
 British 16,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Chilean 7,400 Spanish Christianity 87.0 % 18.4 %
 Croat 3,200 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
 Danish 19,000 Danish Christianity 85.0 % 3.5 %
Deaf Unknown Norwegian Sign Language Christianity 91.0 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 5,100 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 16,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
Finnish 6,800 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.5 %
Finnish, Kven 5,900 Finnish, Kven Christianity 70.0 % 5.0 %
 French 2,800 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 25,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 1,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 5,600 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
Icelander 3,800 Icelandic Christianity 91.0 % 3.8 %
 Isan, Northeastern Thai 14,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.8 % 0.1 %
Jew, Norwegian 1,300 Norwegian E Ethnic Religions 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 4,900 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
Latin American, general 9,300 Spanish Christianity 92.0 % 4.0 %
 Lithuanian 23,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.0 % 1.1 %
 Macedonian 3,100 Macedonian Christianity 66.0 % 0.2 %
 Norwegian 4,329,000 Norwegian Christianity 95.0 % 9.0 %
 Pashtun, Southern 6,900 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 17,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Polish 70,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
Romani, Tottare 6,600 Swedish Christianity 86.0 % 3.0 %
 Romani, Vlax 3,400 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Russian 16,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Saami, Lule, Swedish Saami 1,700 Saami, Lule Christianity 98.0 % 7.0 %
Saami, Northern 39,000 Saami, North Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
Saami, Southern 700 Saami, South Christianity 95.0 % 7.0 %
 Serbo-Croation 14,000 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Sinhalese 13,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.0 % 1.2 %
 Somali 28,000 Somali Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 South Asian, general 25,000 Urdu Islam 3.0 % 0.7 %
 Spaniard 1,600 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 35,000 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
 Tigre, Eritrean 2,800 Tigre Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Turk 16,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Urdu 32,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vietnamese 20,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.0 % 1.8 %
  Totals:  50 4,925,000 12     89.4 % 8.3 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.3 %)
89.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
3.5 %
Non-Religious
5.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.2 %
Orthodox
0.7 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
Protestant
90.2 %
Roman Catholic
3.9 %
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 Norway. 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 Norway
  • Christian ministry in Norway
  • 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 Norway 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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