Country: Bahrain

Number of People Groups

16

People Groups Unreached

7 (43.8%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

1,619,000

Population in Unreached

1,257,000 (77.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

8.3%

% Evangelical

2.50%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.3%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 8,100 191,655,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 40.00 % -
 Arab, Bahraini 880,000 896,000 Arabic, Baharna Spoken Islam 3.40 % 0.90 % 18
 Arab, general 158,000 3,240,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 8.50 % 2.50 % -
 British 24,000 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf 3,300 46,963,000 Language unknown Islam 9.81 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 33,000 37,773,000 Tagalog Christianity 94.00 % 25.30 % -
 Gujarati 33,000 2,347,000 Gujarati Hinduism 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
Jew, Arabic Speaking Unknown Unknown Arabic, Gulf Spoken Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 3,000 80,755,000 Korean Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 56,000 15,437,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Malayali 59,000 1,411,000 Malayalam Hinduism 40.00 % 1.50 % -
 Persian 212,000 41,340,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 4
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 41,000 2,707,000 Tamil Hinduism 14.00 % 10.00 % -
 Telugu 33,000 909,000 Telugu Hinduism 11.00 % 10.00 % -
 Turk 1,700 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 74,000 1,860,000 Urdu Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
  Totals:  16 1,619,000       7   8.29 % 2.50 % 27 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 22,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 1,641,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   1,619,000 16 7 43.8 % 1,257,000 77.7 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 17,861.0 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 46,567.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 12,410.3 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 7,182.6 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
1,619,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Baharna Spoken abv 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 2 1 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Telugu tel 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 14 16 7   11 11 12 12 8

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.5 %)
8.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
6.8 %
Islam
83.6 %
Non-Religious
1.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
9.9 %
Independent
20.3 %
Orthodox
12.3 %
Other Christian
11.2 %
Protestant
9.7 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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 Bahrain. 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 Bahrain
  • Christian ministry in Bahrain
  • 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

Bahrain Statistics
People Groups 16
Unreached People Groups 7  (43.8%)
Population 1,619,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Population in Unreached 1,257,000  (77.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 27
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 8.3%
Percent Evangelical 2.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.3%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 89%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BA
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Baharna Spoken
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 81,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.