Country: Cyprus

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

5 (16.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

1,156,000

Population in Unreached

232,000 (20.1%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

71.9%

% Evangelical

1.15%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 2,100 190,499,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Australian 1,600 18,364,000 English Christianity 69.48 % 16.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 3,400 61,168,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 2,000 17,702,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Lebanese 1,600 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
Arab, Maronite 400 400 Arabic, Cypriot Spoken Christianity 95.00 % 0.20 % -
 Arab, Syrian 3,400 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 7.00 % 0.10 % -
 Armenian 1,200 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 British 32,000 51,606,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 20,000 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chinese, general 1,100 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 3.00 % -
Cypriots, Greek 750,000 817,000 Greek Christianity 94.50 % 0.70 % -
 Cypriots, Turkish 214,000 221,000 Turkish Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 72.00 % 0.80 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 10,000 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 91.00 % 12.30 % -
 Georgian 12,000 3,251,000 Georgian Christianity 87.00 % 1.50 % -
 German 1,900 64,307,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 % -
 Greek 19,000 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
Jew, Greek 300 3,400 Greek Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Moldavian 2,400 3,924,000 Romanian Christianity 74.00 % 3.70 % -
 Persian 1,400 40,552,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.90 %
 Polish 3,000 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.25 % -
 Romani, Carpathian 1,300 192,000 Romani, Carpathian Non-Religious 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romanian 25,000 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 94.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 11,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 66.00 % 1.20 % -
 Serb 1,000 8,906,000 Serbian Christianity 81.00 % 0.60 % -
 Sinhalese 7,500 11,142,000 Sinhala Buddhism 6.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 15,000 10,468,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.00 % 0.40 %
 Ukrainian 3,900 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Vietnamese 7,200 84,972,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.20 % -
  Totals:  30 1,156,000       5   71.91 % 1.15 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 32,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 1,188,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   1,156,000 30 5 16.7 % 232,000 20.1 % 0
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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
Arabic, Cypriot Spoken acy 1 0
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 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
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 2 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 23 30 5   16 19 20 21 16

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.1 %)
71.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.5 %
Islam
20.4 %
Non-Religious
5.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.4 %
Independent
2.8 %
Orthodox
88.9 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
2.4 %
Roman Catholic
1.8 %
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 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

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Cyprus 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.

Cyprus Statistics
People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 5  (16.7%)
Population 1,156,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 232,000  (20.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 8
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 71.9%
Percent Evangelical 1.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 67%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
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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