Country: Portugal

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

5

Total Population

10,421,000

Unreached Population

90,000

% Professing Christian

93.5%

% Evangelical

3.0 %

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
 Americans, U.S. 2,200 186,762,000 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Anglo-Canadian 1,100 15,637,000 English Christianity 75.0 % 9.0 %
Angolan Mestico 25,000 25,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 14.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 20,000 10,561,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Maghrebi 6,000 17,584,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Asturian 10,000 582,000 Asturian Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
Brazilian, general 102,000 112,000 Portuguese Christianity 92.0 % 20.0 %
 British 14,000 49,252,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
 Bulgarian 4,900 7,150,000 Bulgarian Christianity 78.0 % 1.5 %
 Cape Verdean 37,000 1,041,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 5.0 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 7,941,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.7 %
 Deaf Unknown 0 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.0 % 0.1 %
 Dutch 3,400 13,610,000 Dutch Non-Religious 46.0 % 3.0 %
 French 10,000 41,867,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Galician 16,000 3,166,000 Galician Christianity 95.0 % 2.0 %
 German 8,100 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 1,500 10,824,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Guinea-Bissaun, general 16,000 16,000 Portuguese Islam 11.0 % 1.6 %
Gypsy, Portuguese 75,000 75,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
Irish 1,200 8,233,000 English Christianity 94.0 % 0.8 %
 Italian 2,400 39,354,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Japanese 800 124,304,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
Jew, Portuguese 600 98,000 Portuguese E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mestico, Mozambican 3,500 3,500 Portuguese Christianity 48.0 % 10.0 %
Mestico, Saotomense 9,800 196,000 Saotomense Christianity 87.0 % 4.2 %
Mirandes 14,000 14,000 Mirandese Christianity 96.0 % 1.0 %
 Moldavian 13,000 3,109,000 Romanian Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Portuguese 9,830,000 15,392,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 2.8 %
Romani, Calo 5,200 895,000 Calo Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Romani, Vlax 600 1,198,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
 Romanian 23,000 22,037,000 Romanian Christianity 98.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 4,200 129,028,000 Russian Christianity 77.0 % 1.2 %
 South Asian, general 82,000 6,876,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.0 % 2.0 %
 Spaniard 8,900 29,245,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
Swiss, Portuguese-Speaking 1,500 1,500 Portuguese Christianity 76.0 % 4.4 %
 Timorese 3,000 774,000 Uab Meto Christianity 100.0 % 1.0 %
 Turk 700 57,984,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 51,000 37,958,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.0 % 3.8 %
Venezualans 2,400 29,433,000 Spanish Christianity 85.0 % 11.0 %
  Totals:  39 10,421,000 5       93.5 % 3.0 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 51,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 10,472,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.0 %)
93.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.5 %
Islam
0.5 %
Non-Religious
5.2 %
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
1.4 %
Roman Catholic
93.5 %
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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