Country: Eritrea

Number of People Groups

18

People Groups Unreached

10 (55.6%)

Total Population

5,292,000

Population in Unreached

2,403,000 (45.4%)

% Professing Christian

42.7%

% Evangelical

2.03 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

74 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Afar 600,000 2,735,000 Afar Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Amhara 31,000 29,040,000 Amharic Christianity 60.00 % 1.10 %
 Arab, Hadrami 92,000 585,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Palestinian 37,000 11,737,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 8.00 % 0.04 %
 Arab, Sudanese 91,000 19,063,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Yemeni 99,000 7,413,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
 Beja, Hedareb 239,000 2,633,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bilen 137,000 137,000 Bilen Islam 31.00 % 1.00 %
Dahalik 2,700 2,700 Dahalik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 47.00 % 2.10 %
 Irob, Saho 289,000 337,000 Saho Islam 30.00 % 0.25 %
 Italian 2,500 37,093,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 %
 Kunama 282,000 314,000 Kunama Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 10.00 %
 Nara, Nialetic 123,000 123,000 Nara Islam 4.50 % 1.80 %
 Rashaida 36,000 152,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Somali 4,400 19,609,000 Somali Islam 0.33 % 0.00 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 2,110,000 8,711,000 Tigrigna Christianity 96.00 % 3.50 %
 Tigre, Eritrean 1,116,000 1,159,000 Tigre Islam 0.09 % 0.05 %
  Totals:  18 5,292,000       10   42.73 % 2.03 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 60,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 5,352,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.0 %)
42.7 %
Ethnic Religions
2.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
53.1 %
Non-Religious
1.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
9.8 %
Orthodox
79.2 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
1.2 %
Roman Catholic
9.7 %
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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  • Church planting agencies in Eritrea
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Eritrea Statistics
People Groups 18
Unreached People Groups 10  (55.6%)
Population 5,292,000
Population in Unreached 2,403,000  (45.4%)
Urbanization 22%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code ER
Official National Language Tigrigna
Secondary National Language English
Literacy Rate 74%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,376,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 42.7%
Percent Evangelical 2.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking 3 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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