Country: Taiwan

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

12

Total Population

23,360,000

Unreached Population

17,757,000

% Christian Adherent

4.2%

% Evangelical

1.5 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 5,900 English Christianity 78.0 % 28.0 %
 Amis, Ami 176,000 Amis Christianity 75.0 % 6.0 %
 Anglo-Canadian 2,100 English Christianity 73.0 % 7.0 %
 Bunun, Bunan 50,000 Bunun Christianity 75.0 % 14.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Taiwan Sign Language E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.9 %
Drukai, Tsalisen 12,000 Rukai Christianity 78.0 % 10.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 80,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.0 %
 French 300 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 4,235,000 Chinese, Hakka E Ethnic Religions 2.1 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,514,000 Chinese, Mandarin E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 3.0 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 13,372,000 Chinese, Min Nan E Ethnic Religions 1.2 % 0.9 %
 Hui 56,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Indonesian 251,000 Indonesian Islam 14.0 % 5.0 %
 Japanese 12,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
Jew, Chinese 100 Chinese, Mandarin E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
Kanakanabu 300 Kanakanabu Christianity 75.0 % 30.0 %
Kavalan, Kuwarawan 1,100 Kavalan Christianity 76.0 % 7.0 %
 Korean 3,500 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.0 %
 Malay 13,000 Malay Islam 0.5 % 0.3 %
 Mongol, Khalka 500 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Paiwanese, Tamari 86,000 Paiwan Christianity 70.0 % 30.0 %
 Pinuyumayan, Puyuma 11,000 Puyuma Christianity 70.0 % 18.0 %
Saaroa 300 Saaroa O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
Saiset, Seisirat 5,300 Saisiyat Christianity 68.0 % 11.0 %
Sakizaya 300 Amis, Nataoran Christianity 82.0 % 2.0 %
Sediq 9,900 Taroko Christianity 75.0 % 25.0 %
Siraya 3,000 Chinese, Min Nan Christianity 55.0 % 6.0 %
 Tayal, Atayal 81,000 Atayal Christianity 90.0 % 9.0 %
 Thai, Central 67,000 Thai Buddhism 1.0 % 0.3 %
Thao, Sau 700 Thao Christianity 78.0 % 8.0 %
 Tibetan 500 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.5 % 0.0 %
Truku 24,000 Taroko Christianity 80.0 % 8.0 %
Tsou, Northern Tsuu 6,500 Tsou Christianity 72.0 % 4.0 %
 Uyghur 200 Uyghur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vietnamese 119,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.0 % 1.8 %
 Yami, Botel Tabago 3,500 Yami Christianity 82.0 % 8.0 %
  Totals:  36 23,200,000 12     4.2 % 1.5 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
29.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.5 %)
4.2 %
Ethnic Religions
60.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.2 %
Non-Religious
2.9 %
Other / Small Religions
1.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
31.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
6.7 %
Protestant
34.5 %
Roman Catholic
27.8 %
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 Taiwan. 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 Taiwan
  • Christian ministry in Taiwan
  • 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 Taiwan or Northeast Asia. 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.
In Northeast Asia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Asia Evangelistic Fellowship International Medium
Asian Outreach, U.S.A. Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
BMS World Mission Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Canadian Baptist International Ministries Medium
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Brethren Assemblies Large
Church Mission Society Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church Resource Ministries Medium
Church World Service Medium
CLC International Medium
Commission to Every Nation Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Elim Fellowship Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Every Home for Christ Medium
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Small
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Frontiers Medium
Galcom International Small
Global Recordings Network Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Gospel Fellowship Association Medium
Gospel Furthering Fellowship Small
InterAct - Evangeliska Frikyrkan Medium
InterComm Small
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students Large
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Interserve Medium
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Lifewords (Scripture Gift Mission) Medium
Literacy and Evangelism International Small
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Mennonite Mission Network Medium
Mission Ministries Medium
New Mission Systems International Medium
OMF International (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) Large
One Mission Society Medium
Open Air Campaigners (OAC) Medium
Open Doors International Medium
Operation Mobilization Large
Partners in Asian Missions Medium
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Medium
Pioneers Medium
Reformed Baptist Mission Services Small
SEND International Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) Medium
Tearfund Medium
Tentmakers International Small
The Leprosy Mission Medium
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
World Harvest Now, Incorporated Small
World Horizons Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Wycliffe Bible Translators Large
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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