Country: Belgium

Number of People Groups

92

People Groups Unreached

26 (28.3%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

11,385,000

Population in Unreached

411,000 (3.6%)

Literacy Rate

100 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

67.2%

% Evangelical

1.30%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Albanian, general 5,500 657,000 Albanian, Tosk Non-Religious 24.00 % 0.40 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 11,000 35,790,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 12,000 190,291,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 30.00 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,000 29,630,000 Amharic Christianity 82.00 % 4.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 800 18,034,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 3,000 17,681,000 English Christianity 76.00 % 9.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 1,500 61,148,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 7.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 6,700 17,684,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Lebanese 2,400 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 35.00 % 4.00 %
 Arab, Libyan 4,600 2,711,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Arab, Moroccan 88,000 22,238,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Arab, Tunisian 4,500 10,972,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Armenian 10,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
 Assyrian 2,200 668,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 91.00 % 1.20 %
Austrian, Bavarian 2,700 14,763,000 Bavarian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 %
 Azerbaijani 1,000 9,984,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 1,600 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 68.00 % 2.00 %
 Berber, Kabyle 54,000 6,460,000 Kabyle Islam 2.00 % 1.50 %
 Berber, Shawiya 41,000 2,530,000 Tachawit Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
Black African, general 13,000 991,000 French Islam 39.00 % 4.00 %
 Bosniak 2,500 2,838,000 Bosnian Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
Brazilian, White 6,500 96,735,000 Portuguese Christianity 86.00 % 25.00 %
 British 26,000 51,834,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 6.00 %
 Bulgarian 19,000 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
 Chechen 17,000 1,696,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chilean 1,000 16,721,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 %
 Chinese, general 10,000 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 3.00 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 1,700 34,033,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 %
 Congolese, general 24,000 4,330,000 Lingala Christianity 94.00 % 18.00 %
Cuban 700 9,210,000 Spanish Christianity 56.00 % 5.00 %
 Czech 3,100 10,546,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 0.70 %
 Danish 3,000 5,295,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown French Belgian Sign Language Christianity 62.72 % 0.01 %
 Dominicans 800 8,903,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
 Dutch 144,000 15,195,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.00 %
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 3,500 13,162,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 5.00 %
 Estonian 900 1,043,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 4.00 %
European, general 49,000 242,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 3,400 36,602,000 Tagalog Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 %
 Finnish 3,200 5,172,000 Finnish Christianity 85.00 % 13.00 %
Fleming 6,378,000 6,590,000 Vlaams Christianity 68.95 % 1.10 %
 French 151,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.50 %
 Fula Jalon 8,400 5,966,000 Pular Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Georgian 3,100 3,251,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.50 %
 German 42,000 64,238,000 German, Standard Christianity 74.00 % 2.00 %
 German Swiss 2,200 4,978,000 German, Swiss Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
 Greek 15,000 10,713,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.20 %
 Hungarian 4,600 11,567,000 Hungarian Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 %
Hutu, Rundi 2,300 11,351,000 Rundi Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 4,900 11,519,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 %
Irish 3,900 8,049,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Italian 170,000 37,782,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 0.50 %
 Japanese 4,600 124,775,000 Japanese Buddhism 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Jew, French 30,000 550,000 French Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Kazakh 2,600 14,441,000 Kazakh Islam 0.50 % 0.30 %
 Khmer 500 15,966,000 Khmer Buddhism 7.00 % 1.00 %
 Korean 800 80,477,000 Korean Christianity 35.00 % 15.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 29,000 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
Latin American, general 12,000 849,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Latvian 1,200 1,481,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 55.00 % 10.00 %
 Lithuanian 1,700 2,875,000 Lithuanian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
Luxembourger 4,600 380,000 Luxembourgish Christianity 95.00 % 0.05 %
 Macedonian 6,200 1,908,000 Macedonian Christianity 85.00 % 0.50 %
Mauritian 700 1,085,000 Morisyen Christianity 51.00 % 8.00 %
 Mexican 1,000 104,449,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 %
 Moldavian 1,400 3,924,000 Romanian Christianity 74.00 % 5.00 %
 Mongol, Khalka 800 2,165,000 Mongolian, Halh Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Moor 1,500 4,335,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi 800 11,143,000 Moore Islam 30.00 % 12.00 %
 Norwegian 1,300 4,762,000 Norwegian Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 %
 Persian 5,900 40,627,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 1.60 %
 Peruvian 1,200 24,804,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
 Polish 52,000 41,875,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.12 %
 Portuguese 36,000 17,301,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 0.60 %
 Romani, Vlax 16,000 1,125,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 %
 Romanian 36,000 20,395,000 Romanian Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 %
 Russian 20,000 133,967,000 Russian Christianity 70.00 % 0.30 %
 Serb 6,100 8,990,000 Serbian Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 %
 Slovak 5,700 5,046,000 Slovak Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Somali 1,400 20,079,000 Somali Islam 1.00 % 1.00 %
 South Asian, general 32,000 10,428,000 Urdu Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
 Spaniard 50,000 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 0.15 %
 Swedish 4,600 8,841,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.00 %
 Tajik 5,000 8,958,000 Tajiki Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
 Thai, Central 3,500 20,359,000 Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Turk 43,000 59,475,000 Turkish Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Ukrainian 4,100 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
 Urdu 9,500 1,776,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 1,700 27,779,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Vietnamese 1,300 84,970,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 17.00 % 10.00 %
Walloon 3,580,000 3,654,000 Walloon Christianity 69.98 % 1.10 %
 Wolof 1,900 6,573,000 Wolof Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
  Totals:  92 11,385,000       26   67.22 % 1.30 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 59,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 11,444,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Albanian, Tosk als 1 0 Complete
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 NT
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 NT
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete
Chechen che 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Czech ces 1 0 Complete
Danish dan 1 0 Complete
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete
English eng 6 0 Complete
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete
French fra 3 1 Complete
French Belgian Sign Language sfb 1 0
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Hassaniyya mey 1 1
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete
Kabyle kab 1 1 Complete
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete
Khmer khm 1 0 Complete
Kinyarwanda kin 1 0 Complete
Korean kor 1 0 Complete
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete
Luxembourgish ltz 1 0 Portions
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete
Mongolian, Halh khk 1 1 Complete
Moore mos 1 0 Complete
Morisyen mfe 1 0 NT
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete
Pular fuf 1 1 NT
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 NT
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete
Rundi run 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete
Somali som 1 1 Complete
Spanish spa 9 0 Complete
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete
Tachawit shy 1 1 Portions
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete
Thai tha 1 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Urdu urd 2 2 Complete
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete
Vlaams vls 1 0 Portions
Walloon wln 1 0 Portions
Wolof wol 1 1 NT
Totals: 74 92 26   47 57 65 70 41

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.3 %)
67.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
3.2 %
Non-Religious
29.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.1 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
0.3 %
Orthodox
0.4 %
Other Christian
10.3 %
Protestant
0.9 %
Roman Catholic
85.9 %
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 Belgium. 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 Belgium
  • Christian ministry in Belgium
  • 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 Belgium or Western Europe. 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.

Belgium Statistics
People Groups 92
Unreached People Groups 26  (28.3%)
Population 11,385,000
Population in Unreached 411,000  (3.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 28 to 54
Urbanization 98%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code BE
Official National Language Vlaams
Secondary National Language French
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 67.2%
Percent Evangelical 1.3%
Country Progress Level 3
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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