Country: Belgium

Number of People Groups

92

People Groups Unreached

26 (28.3%)

Total Population

11,314,000

Unreached Population

410,000 (3.6%)

% Professing Christian

67.2%

% Evangelical

1.30 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

100 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Albanian, general 5,400 649,000 Albanian, Tosk Non-Religious 24.00 % 0.40 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 11,000 34,046,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 12,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 30.00 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,000 29,040,000 Amharic Christianity 82.00 % 4.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 800 17,790,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 3,000 16,306,000 English Christianity 76.00 % 9.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 1,500 58,499,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 7.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 6,600 17,120,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Lebanese 2,400 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 35.00 % 4.00 %
 Arab, Libyan 4,500 2,674,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Arab, Moroccan 88,000 18,800,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Arab, Tunisian 4,400 10,856,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Armenian 10,000 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
 Assyrian 2,200 656,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 91.00 % 1.20 %
Austrian, Bavarian 2,700 14,746,000 Bavarian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 %
 Azerbaijani, North 1,000 9,820,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 1,600 10,076,000 Belarusan Christianity 68.00 % 2.00 %
 Berber, Kabyle 54,000 6,356,000 Kabyle Islam 2.00 % 1.50 %
 Berber, Shawiya 41,000 2,492,000 Tachawit Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
Black African, general 12,000 973,000 French Islam 39.00 % 4.00 %
 Bosniak 2,500 2,909,000 Bosnian Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
Brazilian, White 6,500 96,891,000 Portuguese Christianity 86.00 % 25.00 %
 British 26,000 51,662,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 6.00 %
 Bulgarian 18,000 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
 Chechen 17,000 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chilean 1,000 16,404,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 %
 Chinese, general 10,000 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 3.00 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 1,700 33,709,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 %
 Congolese, general 24,000 4,135,000 Lingala Christianity 94.00 % 18.00 %
Creoles, Mauritian 700 1,040,000 Morisyen Christianity 51.00 % 8.00 %
Cuban 700 9,196,000 Spanish Christianity 56.00 % 5.00 %
 Czech 3,100 10,203,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 0.70 %
 Danish 3,000 5,281,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown French Belgian Sign Language Christianity 62.72 % 0.01 %
 Dominicans 700 8,822,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
 Dutch 143,000 15,165,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.00 %
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 3,400 12,641,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 5.00 %
 Estonian 800 1,048,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 4.00 %
European, general 48,000 239,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 3,400 35,942,000 Tagalog Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 %
 Finnish 3,200 5,163,000 Finnish Christianity 85.00 % 13.00 %
Fleming 6,338,000 6,547,000 Vlaams Christianity 68.95 % 1.10 %
 French 150,000 49,469,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.50 %
 Fula Jalon 8,300 5,871,000 Pular Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Georgian 3,100 3,265,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.50 %
 German 41,000 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 74.00 % 2.00 %
 German Swiss 2,200 4,939,000 German, Swiss Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
 Greek 15,000 10,772,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.20 %
 Hungarian 4,600 11,570,000 Hungarian Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 %
Hutu, Rundi 2,300 10,832,000 Rundi Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 4,800 10,962,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 %
Irish 3,900 8,124,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Italian 169,000 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 0.50 %
 Japanese 4,600 124,985,000 Japanese Buddhism 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Jew 31,000 568,000 French Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Kazakh 2,600 14,299,000 Kazakh Islam 0.50 % 0.30 %
 Khmer, Central 500 15,731,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 7.00 % 1.00 %
 Korean 800 80,205,000 Korean Christianity 35.00 % 15.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 29,000 14,788,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
Latin American, general 12,000 811,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
Latvian 1,200 1,488,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 55.00 % 10.00 %
 Lithuanian 1,700 2,894,000 Lithuanian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
Luxembourger 4,500 377,000 Luxembourgish Christianity 95.00 % 0.05 %
 Macedonian 6,200 2,012,000 Macedonian Christianity 85.00 % 0.50 %
 Mexican 1,000 102,758,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 %
 Moldavian 1,400 3,428,000 Romanian Christianity 74.00 % 5.00 %
 Mongol, Khalka 800 2,132,000 Mongolian, Halh Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Moor 1,500 7,263,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi, Moore 800 10,389,000 Moore Islam 30.00 % 12.00 %
 Norwegian 1,300 4,738,000 Norwegian Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 %
 Persian 5,900 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 1.60 %
 Peruvian 1,100 24,436,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
 Polish 51,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.12 %
 Portuguese 36,000 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 0.60 %
 Romani, Vlax 15,000 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 %
 Romanian 35,000 20,136,000 Romanian Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 %
 Russian 19,000 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 70.00 % 0.30 %
 Serb 6,100 7,848,000 Serbian Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 %
 Slovak 5,600 5,030,000 Slovak Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Somali 1,400 19,451,000 Somali Islam 1.00 % 1.00 %
 South Asian, general 32,000 10,799,000 Urdu Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
 Spaniard 50,000 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 0.15 %
 Swedish 4,500 8,869,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.00 %
 Tajik, Afghan 5,000 8,667,000 Dari Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
 Thai, Central 3,400 20,175,000 Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Turk 42,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Ukrainian 4,100 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
 Urdu 9,400 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 1,600 27,092,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Vietnamese 1,300 83,842,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 17.00 % 10.00 %
Walloon 3,557,000 3,630,000 Walloon Christianity 69.98 % 1.10 %
 Wolof 1,900 6,384,000 Wolof Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
  Totals:  92 11,314,000       26   67.21 % 1.30 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 58,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 11,372,000              
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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 11,314,000
Population in Unreached 410,000  (3.6%)
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%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 67.2%
Percent Evangelical 1.3%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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