Country: Syria

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

18

Total Population

23,606,000

Unreached Population

6,856,000

% Christian Adherent

6.0%

% Evangelical

0.1 %

Largest Religion

Islam (90.0%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Adyghe 35,000 Adyghe Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Alawite 1,455,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 97,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 15.0 % 4.0 %
 Arab, Jordanian 46,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Lebanese 114,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Najdi Bedouin 1,687,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Arab, North Iraqi 68,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.7 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Palestinian 661,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Syrian 16,031,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
Aramaic, West 24,000 Western Neo-Aramaic Islam 40.0 % 0.0 %
 Armenian 83,000 Armenian Christianity 93.0 % 8.0 %
 Assyrian, Suret 227,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.0 % 1.0 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 44,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Bedouin, Levantine 98,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bulgarian 2,400 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic 7,500 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Chechen 6,100 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 6.0 % 0.0 %
 Druze 539,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 French 14,000 French Christianity 63.0 % 1.0 %
 German 2,300 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.0 %
 Greek 6,800 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gypsy, Domari, Zott 46,000 Domari Islam 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Jew, Syrian 100 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kabardian 48,000 Kabardian Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 1,888,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Ossete 69,000 Ossetic Islam 30.0 % 0.1 %
 Persian 65,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Portuguese 1,100 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 0.0 %
 Russian 4,100 Russian Christianity 66.0 % 1.0 %
 Spaniard 1,300 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 32,000 Turoyo Christianity 100.0 % 0.8 %
 Turk 3,800 Turkish Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen, Turkoman 150,000 Turkmen Islam 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Yazidi 15,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  35 23,571,000 18     6.0 % 0.1 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
6.0%
0.1%
Ethnic Religions
0.1%
Hinduism
0.0%
Islam
90.0%
Non-Religious
1.6%
Other / Small Religions
2.3%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.0%
Independent
0.9%
Protestant
3.8%
Roman Catholic
36.8%
Orthodox
54.1%
Other Christian
3.4%

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 such an organization. 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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