Spaniard in Spain





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Spaniards are the native people living in Spain. Most are Catholics, though many now do not go to church and secularism is increasing in Spain as in other west European countries. Regionalism is important to many Spaniards.

Castilian is the main language of Spain and is spoken in the capital Madrid and elsewhere. Catalan is spoken in Barcelona which is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid. It is spoken in Catalonia. It is also the main language in the small country of Andorra. The Basque people speak Basque which is a unique language unlike any other language of the world. Bilbao is the main city in the Basque region. Galician is spoken in Galicia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Spain is famous for its paintings, architecture and literature. Spanish cinema has been a big success. Flamenco dancing is well liked. Football (soccer) is the favorite sport among Spaniards with the big rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona being the biggest teams and who attract the best footballers in the world. Bull fighting is traditionally well liked in Spain.

Spaniards in Spain are fond of using olive oil in cooking. Education in Spain is free from six to sixteen years old. The Spaniards enjoy celebrating several festivals.

Prayer Points

* Pray that nominal Catholics in Spain will see the need to make a meaningful decision to follow Christ.
* Pray that instead of looking to atheism for solutions Spaniards in Spain will come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give guidance regards evangelizing Spaniards, in a way that is relevant to the Spanish people here.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Spaniard
People Name in Country Spaniard
Population in Spain 25,740,000
World Population 28,692,000
Countries 47
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Argentinian White, Camba, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Dominican Mulatto, Hispanics, Latin American, Latin American White, Latinos, Mestico, Mestizo, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican White, Salvadoran, Uruguayan, Venezuelan Mestizo
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Spanish
People Name General Spaniard
Ethnic Code CEW21k
People ID 15077
Country Spain
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central, south; Canary Islands.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Spanish (25,740,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Spanish 25,740,000
For Primary Language: Spanish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1514-1985)
New Testament Yes   (1543-1999)
Complete Bible Yes   (1553-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Biblica Spanish NVI Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Nueva Traducción Viviente Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Spanish, Biblia Reina Valera 1960 Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Traducción en Lenguaje Actual Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Spanish Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Biblia de América (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
77.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
22.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
1.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
1.0 %
Roman Catholic
98.0 %
Photo Source: Manuel Uribe  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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