Country: Bulgaria

Number of People Groups

31

People Groups Unreached

8 (25.8%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

6,956,000

Population in Unreached

637,000 (9.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

82.4%

% Evangelical

1.98%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Adyghe 500 679,000 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Albanian 1,000 5,160,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 31.00 % 0.30 % -
 Arab 11,000 408,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Armenian 6,200 6,607,000 Armenian Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Aromanian 14,000 304,000 Aromanian Christianity 90.00 % 0.80 % -
 British 2,500 53,604,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 9.00 % -
 Bulgarian 5,818,000 6,854,000 Bulgarian Christianity 94.00 % 2.13 % -
 Chinese, general 1,800 15,621,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 3.00 % -
 Czech 8,800 10,870,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.60 % -
 Deaf 35,000 46,968,000 Bulgarian Sign Language Christianity 79.91 % -
 Gagauzi Turk 1,200 175,000 Gagauz Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
 German 700 66,128,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 6.00 % -
 Greek 1,300 10,261,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.18 % -
 Jew, Bulgarian 1,100 1,100 Bulgarian Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Karakachan 2,400 8,900 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
 Macedonian 1,600 1,926,000 Macedonian Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 % -
 Millet 88,000 88,000 Turkish Islam 19.00 % 3.00 % -
 Moldavian 800 3,884,000 Romanian Christianity 74.00 % 3.70 % -
Palityan, Bogomil 800 800 Bulgarian Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 % -
 Polish 800 41,079,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.20 % -
 Pomak 66,000 474,000 Bulgarian Islam 1.20 % 0.30 % 1
 Romani, Balkan 94,000 1,216,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 65.00 % 3.46 % -
 Romani, Bulgarian 227,000 227,000 Bulgarian Christianity 51.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 1,700 1,141,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 68.00 % 5.00 % -
 Russian 9,400 133,914,000 Russian Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Serb 500 8,375,000 Serbian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 % -
 Tatar, Crimean 1,300 606,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Turk 554,000 61,304,000 Turkish Islam 0.10 % 0.01 % 11
 Ukrainian 1,600 37,301,000 Ukrainian Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Vietnamese 1,700 84,659,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 5.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Yoruk 1,000 461,000 Balkan Gagauz Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  31 6,956,000         8 82.39 % 1.98 % 18 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 44,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 7,000,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Blagoevgrad 302,000
Burgas 387,000
Dobrich 177,000
Gabrovo 115,000
Grad Sofiya 1,203,000
Haskovo 229,000
Kardzhali 143,000
Kyustendil 128,000
Lovech 131,000
Montana 138,000
Pazardzhik 257,000
Pernik 125,000
Pleven 251,000
Plovdiv 636,000
Razgrad 116,000
Ruse 219,000
Shumen 169,000
Silistra 111,000
Sliven 183,000
Smolyan 114,000
Sofia 230,000
Stara Zagora 310,000
Targovishte 113,000
Varna 442,000
Veliko Tarnovo 240,000
Vidin 94,000
Vratsa 174,000
Yambol 122,000
Provinces:  28 6,859,000
UN Country Population 7,000,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 4,085.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 10,901.7 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 2,935.8 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 1,633.5 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,956,000
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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
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Aromanian rup 1 0 Bible Portions
Balkan Gagauz Turkish bgx 1 1 Translation Needed
Bulgarian bul 5 2 Complete Bible
Bulgarian Sign Language bqn 1 0 Unspecified
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Gagauz gag 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 2 0 Complete Bible
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 2 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 25 31 8   20 18 22 22 17

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.0 %)
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
96.8 %
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

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  • Church planting agencies in Bulgaria
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  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
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Bulgaria Statistics
People Groups 31
Unreached People Groups 8  (25.8%)
Population 6,956,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.7%
Population in Unreached 637,000  (9.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 82.4%
Percent Evangelical 2.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 18
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 75%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code BU
Official Language(s) BulgarianTurkish
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 139,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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