Country: Portugal

Number of People Groups

38

People Groups Unreached

6

Total Population

10,506,000

Unreached Population

90,000

% Christian Adherent

93.3%

% Evangelical

3.1 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (93.3%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 7,800 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
Angolan Mestico 26,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 14.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 20,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Maghrebi 6,100 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Asturian 10,000 Asturian Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
Brazilian, general 101,000 Portuguese Christianity 92.0 % 20.0 %
 British 22,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
 Bulgarian 4,800 Bulgarian Christianity 78.0 % 1.5 %
 Cape Verdean 49,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 5.0 %
 Chinese, general 9,900 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.7 %
 Deaf Unknown Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.0 % 0.1 %
 Dutch 6,300 Dutch Non-Religious 46.0 % 3.0 %
 French 10,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Galician 16,000 Galician Christianity 95.0 % 2.0 %
 German 15,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 1,500 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Guinea-Bissaun, general 23,000 Portuguese Islam 11.0 % 1.6 %
Gypsy, Portuguese 75,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Italian 5,700 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Japanese 800 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
Jew, Portuguese 600 Portuguese E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 200 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mestico, Mozambican 5,400 Portuguese Christianity 48.0 % 10.0 %
Mestico, Saotomense 10,000 Saotomense Christianity 87.0 % 4.2 %
Mirandes 14,000 Mirandese Christianity 96.0 % 1.0 %
 Moldavian 13,000 Romanian Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Portuguese 9,712,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 2.8 %
Romani, Calo 5,300 Calo Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Romani, Vlax 600 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
 Romanian 26,000 Romanian Christianity 98.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 4,900 Russian Christianity 77.0 % 1.2 %
 South Asian, general 82,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.0 % 2.0 %
 Spaniard 17,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
Swiss, Portuguese-Speaking 1,100 Portuguese Christianity 76.0 % 4.4 %
 Timorese 3,000 Uab Meto Christianity 100.0 % 1.0 %
 Turk 700 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 51,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.0 % 3.8 %
Venezualans 95,000 Spanish Christianity 85.0 % 11.0 %
  Totals:  38 10,452,000 6     93.3 % 3.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.1 %)
93.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.5 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
5.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.1 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
1.5 %
Roman Catholic
92.6 %
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 Portugal. 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 Portugal
  • Christian ministry in Portugal
  • 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 Portugal 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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