Country: Bahrain

Number of People Groups

17

People Groups Unreached

8 (47.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

1,475,000

Population in Unreached

1,144,000 (77.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

8.26%

% Evangelical

2.27%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.3%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Americans, U.S. 7,400 197,948,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 40.00 % -
 Arab, Bahraini 777,000 794,000 Arabic, Baharna Islam 3.40 % 0.90 % 16
 Arab, general 144,000 2,256,000 Arabic, Gulf Islam 8.50 % 2.50 % -
 British 22,000 54,161,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Deaf 3,000 50,266,000 Language unknown Islam 9.81 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 30,000 41,069,000 Tagalog Christianity 94.00 % 25.30 % -
 Gujarati 30,000 3,518,000 Gujarati Hinduism 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Jewish, Arabic-speaking Unknown Unknown Arabic, Gulf Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kerinci 23,000 329,000 Kerinci Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Korean 2,700 81,945,000 Korean Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 52,000 14,881,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam ☀︎ 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Malayali 54,000 1,644,000 Malayalam Hinduism 40.00 % 1.50 % -
 Persian 194,000 46,755,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 4
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 30,000 1,184,000 Telugu Hinduism 11.00 % 10.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 37,000 2,883,000 Tamil Hinduism 14.00 % 10.00 % -
 Turk 1,500 67,389,000 Turkish Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 67,000 2,165,000 Urdu Islam ☀︎ 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
  Totals:  17 1,475,000         8 8.26 % 2.27 % 26 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 24,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 1,499,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Capital 436,000
Central 295,000
Muharraq 209,000
Northern 282,000
Southern 240,000
Provinces:  5 1,462,000
UN Country Population 1,499,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Baharna abv 1 1 Translation Started
Arabic, Gulf afb 2 1 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Kerinci kvr 1 1 Bible Portions
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: 15 17 8   11 11 13 13 12
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 17
Unreached People Groups 8  (47.1%)
Population 1,475,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Population in Unreached 1,144,000  (77.6%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 8.3%
Percent Evangelical 2.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 26
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
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 74,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked



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