Country: Cyprus

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

5 (16.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

1,217,000

Population in Unreached

245,000 (20.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

71.91%

% Evangelical

1.28%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
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 *
 Americans, U.S. 2,200 195,898,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Australian 1,700 18,438,000 English Christianity 69.48 % 16.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 3,600 74,436,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 2,100 19,031,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 1,700 6,472,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Maronite 400 400 Arabic, Cypriot Spoken Christianity 95.00 % 0.20 % -
 Arab, Syrian 3,500 19,826,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 7.00 % 0.10 % -
 Armenian 1,200 5,945,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 British 34,000 53,788,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 21,000 6,846,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chinese, general 1,200 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 3.00 % -
 Cypriots, Greek 788,000 893,000 Greek Christianity 94.50 % 0.90 % -
 Cypriots, Turkish 225,000 232,000 Turkish Islam 0.50 % 0.26 % 4
 Deaf 2,500 49,091,000 Language unknown Christianity 72.42 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 11,000 39,974,000 Tagalog Christianity 91.00 % 12.30 % -
 Georgian 13,000 3,314,000 Georgian Christianity 87.00 % 1.40 % -
 German 2,000 66,126,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 % -
 Greek 20,000 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Jew, Greek 300 3,200 Greek Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moldovans 2,500 3,198,000 Romanian Christianity 74.00 % 3.70 % -
 Persian 1,500 44,131,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Polish 3,200 44,326,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.25 % -
 Romani, Carpathian 1,300 215,000 Romani, Carpathian Non-Religious 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romanian 26,000 21,453,000 Romanian Christianity 94.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 11,000 134,085,000 Russian Christianity 66.00 % 1.20 % -
 Serb 1,100 8,614,000 Serbian Christianity 81.00 % 0.60 % -
 Sinhalese 7,900 396,000 Sinhala Buddhism 6.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 16,000 12,066,000 Hindi Buddhism 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Ukrainian 4,100 34,756,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Vietnamese 7,600 85,785,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.20 % -
  Totals:  30 1,217,000         5 71.91 % 1.28 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 34,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 1,251,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Famagusta 65,000
Larnaca 198,000
Limassol 331,000
Nicosia 462,000
Paphos 127,000
Provinces:  5 1,183,000
UN Country Population 1,251,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Cypriot Spoken acy 1 0 Unspecified
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 3 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Carpathian rmc 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 24 30 5   16 19 21 22 21
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Cyprus. 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 Cyprus
  • Christian ministry in Cyprus
  • 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

Cyprus Statistics
People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 5  (16.7%)
Population 1,217,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 245,000  (20.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 71.9%
Percent Evangelical 1.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 8
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 67%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code CY
Official Language(s) GreekTurkish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 12,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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