Country: Belarus

Number of People Groups

26

People Groups Unreached

5 (19.2%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

9,421,000

Population in Unreached

31,000 (0.3%)

Literacy Rate

100 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

69.4%

% Evangelical

1.32%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Armenian 8,300 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 80.00 % 0.70 %
 Azerbaijani 5,400 9,984,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir 1,200 1,688,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 8,107,000 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 69.45 % 1.40 %
 Bulgarian 900 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 60.00 % 1.80 %
 Chuvash 3,300 1,494,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 0.20 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 70.53 % 0.01 %
 Estonian 800 1,043,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 5.00 %
 Georgian 2,900 3,251,000 Georgian Non-Religious 40.00 % 1.40 %
 German 3,300 64,417,000 German, Standard Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 13,000 564,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karelian 1,000 75,000 Karelian Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 %
 Kazakh 2,300 14,441,000 Kazakh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Latvian 1,000 1,481,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 58.00 % 7.00 %
 Lithuanian 5,000 2,875,000 Lithuanian Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 %
Mari, High 1,000 25,000 Mari, Hill Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
 Moldavian 5,000 3,924,000 Romanian Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 %
 Mordvinian 2,600 116,000 Erzya Christianity 60.00 % 0.30 %
Ossetic 800 568,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 1.00 %
 Polish 293,000 41,875,000 Polish Christianity 85.00 % 0.20 %
Romani, Baltic 12,000 36,000 Romani, Baltic Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
 Russian 784,000 133,967,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 0.50 %
 Tatar 7,200 6,363,000 Tatar Islam 1.50 % 0.10 %
 Udmurt 1,200 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 55.00 % 0.40 %
 Ukrainian 155,000 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 %
 Uzbek, Southern 3,500 3,152,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  26 9,421,000       5   69.39 % 1.32 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 38,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 9,459,000              
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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
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Bashkort bak 1 0 New Testament
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete Bible
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Karelian krl 1 0 New Testament
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Mari, Hill mrj 1 0 New Testament
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Baltic rml 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Udmurt udm 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0
Uzbek, Southern uzs 1 1 Bible Portions
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 26 26 5   10 20 22 19 12

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.3 %)
69.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
29.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.2 %
Orthodox
81.5 %
Other Christian
1.9 %
Protestant
2.4 %
Roman Catholic
11.0 %
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 Belarus. 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 Belarus
  • Christian ministry in Belarus
  • 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 Belarus or Eastern Europe and Eurasia. 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.

In Eastern Europe and Eurasia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
Eastern European Outreach Small
Educational Services International Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
InterComm Small
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Hope International Medium
One Mission Society Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
People International USA Medium
Pioneers Medium
Salvation Army Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Belarus Statistics
People Groups 26
Unreached People Groups 5  (19.2%)
Population 9,421,000
Population in Unreached 31,000  (0.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 5 to 10
Urbanization 76%
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code BO
Official National Language Belarusian
Secondary National Language Russian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 69.4%
Percent Evangelical 1.3%
Country Progress Level 3
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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