Country: Bahrain

Number of People Groups

16

People Groups Unreached

7 (43.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

1,400,000

Population in Unreached

1,090,000 (77.8%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

8.3%

% Evangelical

2.51%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.3%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 7,000 190,299,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 40.00 %
 Arab, Bahraini 763,000 778,000 Arabic, Baharna Spoken Islam 3.40 % 0.90 %
 Arab, general 137,000 3,279,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 8.50 % 2.50 %
 British 21,000 51,406,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 9.81 % 2.90 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 28,000 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 94.00 % 25.30 %
 Gujarati 28,000 2,266,000 Gujarati Hinduism 2.00 % 0.80 %
Jew, Arabic Speaking Unknown Unknown Arabic, Gulf Spoken Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Korean 2,600 80,517,000 Korean Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 49,000 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Malayali 51,000 1,267,000 Malayalam Hinduism 40.00 % 1.50 %
 Persian 184,000 40,544,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.80 %
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 35,000 7,317,000 Tamil Hinduism 14.00 % 10.00 %
 Telugu 28,000 780,000 Telugu Hinduism 11.00 % 10.00 %
 Turk 1,400 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Urdu 64,000 1,776,000 Urdu Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
  Totals:  16 1,400,000       7   8.29 % 2.51 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 19,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 1,419,000              
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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
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 2 1
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
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 14 16 7   8 11 12 12 8

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
20.4 %
Orthodox
12.3 %
Other Christian
11.2 %
Protestant
9.7 %
Roman Catholic
36.5 %
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

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  • Church planting agencies in Bahrain
  • Christian ministry in Bahrain
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • 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 1,400,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Population in Unreached 1,090,000  (77.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 26 to 35
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 Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BA
Official National Language(s) Arabic, Standard    Arabic, Baharna Spoken
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 56,000
Persecution Ranking 48 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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