Country: Norway

Number of People Groups

54

People Groups Unreached

12

Total Population

4,940,000

Unreached Population

172,000

% Professing Christian

89.4%

% Evangelical

8.3 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 1,800 4,422,000 Akan Christianity 73.0 % 6.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 7,200 186,762,000 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 3,400 28,504,000 Amharic Christianity 81.0 % 4.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 28,000 16,368,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 12.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Lebanese 2,100 10,561,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Middle East 7,400 17,584,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 4.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Syrian 1,500 19,396,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 10.0 % 0.1 %
Black African, general 5,000 876,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
 Bosniak 16,000 3,170,000 Bosnian Islam 0.7 % 0.1 %
Brazilian, general 1,600 112,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.0 % 26.3 %
 British 16,000 49,252,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Chilean 7,400 17,284,000 Spanish Christianity 87.0 % 18.4 %
 Croat 3,200 5,207,000 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
 Danish 19,000 5,140,000 Danish Christianity 85.0 % 3.5 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Norwegian Sign Language Christianity 91.0 % 8.4 %
 Dutch 5,100 13,610,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
Fanter Unknown 0 Norwegian, Traveller Christianity 90.0 % 3.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 16,000 36,207,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
Finnish 6,800 5,028,000 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.5 %
Finnish, Kven 5,900 5,900 Finnish, Kven Christianity 70.0 % 5.0 %
 French 2,800 41,867,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 25,000 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 1,000 10,824,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 5,600 860,021,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hungarian 1,800 11,686,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.0 % 2.8 %
Icelander 3,800 394,000 Icelandic Christianity 91.0 % 3.8 %
Jew, Norwegian 1,300 1,300 Norwegian E Ethnic Religions 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 4,900 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
Latin American, general 9,300 795,000 Spanish Christianity 92.0 % 4.0 %
 Lithuanian 23,000 2,857,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.0 % 1.1 %
 Macedonian 3,000 2,086,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.0 % 0.2 %
 Norwegian 4,338,000 4,522,000 Norwegian Christianity 95.0 % 9.0 %
 Pashtun, Southern 6,900 9,300,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 17,000 34,571,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Polish 70,000 40,483,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
Romani, Tottare 6,600 33,000 Swedish Christianity 86.0 % 3.0 %
 Romani, Vlax 3,400 1,198,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Romanian 1,800 22,037,000 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 16,000 129,028,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Saami, Lule, Swedish Saami 1,700 8,100 Saami, Lule Christianity 98.0 % 7.0 %
Saami, Northern 39,000 48,000 Saami, North Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
Saami, Southern 700 1,300 Saami, South Christianity 95.0 % 7.0 %
 Serbo-Croation 14,000 10,776,000 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Sinhalese 13,000 11,739,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.0 % 1.2 %
 Somali 28,000 19,538,000 Somali Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 South Asian, general 25,000 6,876,000 Urdu Islam 3.0 % 0.7 %
 Spaniard 1,600 29,245,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 35,000 8,156,000 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
 Thai, Northeastern, Isan 14,000 17,892,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.8 % 0.1 %
 Tigre, Eritrean 2,800 1,606,000 Tigre Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Turk 16,000 57,984,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 1,500 37,958,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
 Urdu 32,000 1,682,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vietnamese 20,000 83,742,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.0 % 1.8 %
  Totals:  54 4,940,000 12       89.4 % 8.3 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 29,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 4,969,000  

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
90.1 %
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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