Country: Egypt

Number of People Groups

42

People Groups Unreached

25 (59.5%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

95,126,000

Population in Unreached

14,982,000 (15.7%)

Literacy Rate

74 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

12.7%

% Evangelical

3.37%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Abaza, Arabized 13,000 71,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Adyghe 13,000 653,000 Adyghe Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Albanian, Shqip 28,000 2,261,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 20.00 % 1.00 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 1,593,000 35,790,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 6,600 29,630,000 Amharic Christianity 60.00 % 1.10 %
 Arab 92,000 793,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 57,098,000 61,148,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 15.00 % 4.00 %
 Arab, Gulf 1,494,000 4,726,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 1.10 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 147,000 11,648,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 31.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Libyan 337,000 2,711,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 2.50 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Moroccan 1,622,000 22,238,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.04 % 0.01 %
 Arab, Palestinian 71,000 11,940,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Saidi 22,464,000 22,472,000 Arabic, Saidi Spoken Islam 14.00 % 4.00 %
 Arab, Sudanese 4,475,000 19,397,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Yemeni 183,000 7,584,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.08 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 12,000 6,341,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Baharia, Wahati 28,000 28,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Eastern Bedawi 1,007,000 1,280,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beja, Bedawi 1,050,000 3,652,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Siwa 22,000 22,000 Siwi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 British 18,000 51,834,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Chechen 5,600 1,705,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 6,600 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Egyptian Sign Language Islam 13.00 % 1.00 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 2,800 36,602,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.00 %
 French 87,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Fur 3,800 1,196,000 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.00 %
 German 28,000 64,354,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.00 %
 Greek 55,000 10,798,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Italian 95,000 37,782,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
Jew, Egyptian Speaking 100 100 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kharga, Selima 32,000 32,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nubian, Arabized 509,000 509,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nubian, Fedicca-Mohas 360,000 900,000 Nobiin Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
Nubian, Kunuz 51,000 51,000 Mattokki Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
 Oromo, Tulama 2,800 7,732,000 Oromo, West Central Islam 25.00 % 0.90 %
 Romani, Domari 1,685,000 3,340,000 Domari Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Romani, Halebi 350,000 350,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
 Russian 1,900 133,741,000 Russian Christianity 66.00 % 1.20 %
 South Asian, general 4,600 10,428,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Algerian 26,000 190,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 46,000 59,375,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  42 95,126,000       25   12.73 % 3.37 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 89,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 95,215,000              
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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, Tosk als 1 0 Complete
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 NT
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken avl 2 2
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 5 4 NT
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 2 2
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Arabic, Saidi Spoken aec 1 0
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 1 Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 NT
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Bedawiyet bej 1 1 Portions
Chechen che 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Domari rmt 1 1
Egyptian Sign Language esl 1 0 Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Fur fvr 1 1
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Mattokki xnz 1 1 Portions
Nobiin fia 1 1 Portions
Oromo, West Central gaz 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Siwi siz 1 1
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete
Totals: 35 42 25   14 17 25 31 15

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.4 %)
12.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
86.6 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
1.1 %
Orthodox
87.9 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
6.0 %
Roman Catholic
4.7 %
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.

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Egypt Statistics
People Groups 42
Unreached People Groups 25  (59.5%)
Population 95,126,000
Population in Unreached 14,982,000  (15.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 315 to 370
Urbanization 43%
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code EG
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Egyptian Spoken
Literacy Rate 74%
Estimated Illiterate Population 24,733,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 12.7%
Percent Evangelical 3.4%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking 21 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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