Country: Bulgaria

Number of People Groups

31

People Groups Unreached

8 (25.8%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

7,053,000

Population in Unreached

649,000 (9.2%)

Literacy Rate

98 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

82.4%

% Evangelical

1.80%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Adyghe 500 646,000 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Albanian, Gheg 1,000 3,484,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 31.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab 11,000 775,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Armenian 6,300 6,319,000 Armenian Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Aromanian 15,000 675,000 Aromanian Christianity 90.00 % 0.80 %
 British 2,500 51,498,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 9.00 %
 Bulgarian 5,929,000 7,138,000 Bulgarian Christianity 94.00 % 1.90 %
 Chinese, general 1,900 8,847,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 3.00 %
 Czech 9,000 10,528,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.60 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Bulgarian Sign Language Christianity 79.91 % 1.90 %
 Gagauzi Turk 1,300 177,000 Gagauz Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 %
 German 800 64,348,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 6.00 %
 Greek 1,300 10,807,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.18 %
 Jew, Bulgarian 1,100 1,100 Bulgarian Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
Karakachan 2,500 2,500 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Macedonian 1,600 1,902,000 Macedonian Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 %
 Millet 90,000 90,000 Turkish Islam 19.00 % 3.00 %
 Moldavian 900 3,931,000 Romanian Christianity 74.00 % 3.70 %
Palityan, Bogomil 800 800 Bulgarian Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 %
 Polish 800 41,878,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.20 %
 Pomak 67,000 461,000 Bulgarian Islam 1.20 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Balkan, Zargari 95,000 1,225,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 65.00 % 3.46 %
 Romani, Bulgarian 231,000 231,000 Bulgarian Christianity 51.00 % 3.00 %
 Romani, Vlax 1,700 1,123,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 68.00 % 5.00 %
 Russian 9,600 133,744,000 Russian Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Serb 500 7,634,000 Serbian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 %
 Tatar, Crimean 1,300 591,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Turk 564,000 58,818,000 Turkish Islam 0.10 % 0.01 %
 Ukrainian 1,700 37,924,000 Ukrainian Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 %
 Vietnamese 1,700 84,107,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 5.00 % 0.40 %
 Yoruk, Balkan Gagauz Turkish 1,000 445,000 Balkan Gagauz Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  31 7,053,000       8   82.41 % 1.80 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 45,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 7,098,000              
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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
Adyghe ady 1 1 NT
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Aromanian rup 1 0 Portions
Balkan Gagauz Turkish bgx 1 1
Bulgarian bul 5 2 Complete
Bulgarian Sign Language bqn 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete
Czech ces 1 0 Complete
English eng 1 0 Complete
Gagauz gag 1 0 NT
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 2 0 Complete
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 NT
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete
Turkish tur 2 1 Complete
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Vietnamese vie 1 1 Complete
Totals: 25 31 8   18 18 22 22 17

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.8 %)
82.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
11.7 %
Non-Religious
5.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.8 %
Orthodox
97.2 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
1.3 %
Roman Catholic
1.2 %
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 Bulgaria. 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 Bulgaria
  • Christian ministry in Bulgaria
  • 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 Bulgaria 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 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
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
Bulgaria Statistics
People Groups 31
Unreached People Groups 8  (25.8%)
Population 7,053,000
Population in Unreached 649,000  (9.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 20 to 30
Urbanization 74%
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code BU
Official National Language Bulgarian
Secondary National Language Turkish
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 141,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 82.4%
Percent Evangelical 1.8%
Country Progress Level 3
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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