Country: Syria

Number of People Groups

37

People Groups Unreached

18

Total Population

23,993,000

Unreached Population

7,457,000

% Professing Christian

5.9%

% Evangelical

0.2 %

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
 Adyghe 36,000 666,000 Adyghe Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Alawite 1,941,000 2,565,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 2,100 186,762,000 English Christianity 79.0 % 28.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 99,000 55,052,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 15.0 % 4.0 %
 Arab, Jordanian 47,000 1,862,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Lebanese 116,000 10,561,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Najdi Bedouin 1,723,000 15,751,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Arab, North Iraqi 70,000 8,443,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.7 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Palestinian 675,000 11,770,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Syrian 15,832,000 19,396,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
Aramaic, West 24,000 55,000 Western Neo-Aramaic Islam 40.0 % 0.1 %
 Armenian 85,000 6,188,000 Armenian Christianity 93.0 % 8.0 %
 Assyrian, Suret 232,000 705,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.0 % 1.0 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 45,000 18,550,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Bedouin, Levantine 100,000 1,193,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 British 2,400 49,252,000 English Christianity 61.0 % 8.0 %
 Bulgarian 2,400 7,150,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic 7,700 198,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Chechen 6,200 1,587,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Language Unknown Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
 Druze 550,000 981,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken O Other / Small 0.4 % 0.4 %
 French 14,000 41,867,000 French Christianity 63.0 % 1.0 %
 German 2,300 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.0 %
 Greek 7,000 10,824,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gypsy, Domari, Zott 47,000 3,365,000 Domari Islam 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Jew, Syrian 100 1,500 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kabardian 49,000 1,752,000 Kabardian Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 1,929,000 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Ossete 70,000 597,000 Ossetic Islam 30.0 % 0.1 %
 Persian 67,000 34,571,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Portuguese 1,200 15,392,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
 Russian 4,200 129,028,000 Russian Christianity 66.0 % 1.0 %
 Spaniard 1,300 29,245,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 33,000 117,000 Turoyo Christianity 100.0 % 0.8 %
 Turk 3,800 57,984,000 Turkish Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen, Turkoman 153,000 9,240,000 Turkmen Islam 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Yazidi 15,000 668,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  37 23,993,000 18       5.9 % 0.2 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 118,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 24,111,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
5.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
90.1 %
Non-Religious
1.6 %
Other / Small Religions
2.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.9 %
Orthodox
54.0 %
Other Christian
3.5 %
Protestant
3.8 %
Roman Catholic
36.4 %
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

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Syria. 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 Syria
  • Christian ministry in Syria
  • 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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