Country: Finland

Number of People Groups

58

People Groups Unreached

15 (25.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,503,000

Population in Unreached

59,000 (1.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

81.5%

% Evangelical

10.37%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

-1.0%
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 *
 Akan 1,300 5,259,000 Akan Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 % -
 Albanian 6,200 5,150,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 38.00 % 0.50 % -
 Americans, U.S. 2,900 191,659,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,100 23,432,000 Amharic Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 700 17,027,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 600 64,573,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 7,000 16,419,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 1,100 15,765,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Bosniak 1,600 2,641,000 Bosnian Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
Brazilian, White 900 96,246,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 26.00 % -
 British 4,400 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 1,800 6,837,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 % -
 Burmese 1,500 31,910,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.07 % 1
Cameroonian Creole, Detribalized 800 1,570,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
Deaf 11,000 46,968,000 Finnish Sign Language Christianity 83.75 % -
 Dutch 1,300 15,292,000 Dutch Non-Religious 48.00 % 4.40 % -
 Estonian 50,000 1,078,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 2,400 37,887,000 Tagalog Christianity 99.00 % 13.00 % -
Finland Swedes 269,000 378,000 Swedish Christianity 67.00 % 7.00 % -
 Finnish 4,911,000 5,752,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 10.84 % -
Finnish, Tornedalen 38,000 71,000 Finnish, Tornedalen Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 French 2,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 4,100 66,130,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 7,700 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hungarian 1,900 11,463,000 Hungarian Christianity 86.00 % 2.50 % -
 Italian 2,300 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 1,100 124,370,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % 1
Jew, Finnish 1,300 1,300 Finnish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karelian 11,000 76,000 Karelian Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kikuyu 1,000 10,576,000 Gikuyu Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 % -
Komi-Zyrian 1,200 235,000 Komi-Zyrian Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
Kongo, Tuba 1,800 10,633,000 Kituba Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,300 15,411,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Latvian 1,700 1,544,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 53.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lithuanian 1,300 2,830,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Mexican 500 101,676,000 Spanish Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 % -
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 1,000 27,716,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.11 % 0.08 % 1
Olonetsian, Livvikovian 5,500 19,000 Livvi-Karelian Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 % -
 Persian 2,900 41,266,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 3,800 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Kalo Finnish 13,000 16,000 Romani, Kalo Finnish Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 % -
 Romanian 2,300 20,486,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 31,000 134,030,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saami, Inari 700 700 Saami, Inari Christianity 95.00 % 11.00 % -
Saami, Northern 3,800 42,000 Saami, North Christianity 97.00 % 12.00 % -
Saami, Skolt 500 900 Saami, Skolt Christianity 97.00 % 10.00 % -
 Serb 700 8,274,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Somali 7,600 23,117,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 1,500 1,474,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, general 11,000 12,292,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Spaniard 2,400 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 34,000 8,928,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Tajik 3,600 9,974,000 Tajik Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Tatar 800 5,950,000 Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai 7,000 21,399,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Turk 4,600 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 3,100 37,289,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
 Vietnamese 4,100 84,659,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
  Totals:  58 5,503,000         15 81.47 % 10.37 % 15 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 29,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 5,532,000                

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Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   5,503,000 58 15 25.9 % 59,000 1.1 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 5,254.7 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 13,700.3 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 3,651.1 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 2,113.1 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
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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
Akan aka 1 0 Complete Bible
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 Complete Bible
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 2 1 Complete Bible
Finnish Sign Language fse 1 0 Bible Portions
Finnish, Tornedalen fit 1 0 Bible Portions
French fra 2 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Gikuyu kik 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Karelian krl 1 0 New Testament
Kituba ktu 1 0 Complete Bible
Komi-Zyrian kpv 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Livvi-Karelian olo 1 0 New Testament
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Kalo Finnish rmf 1 0 Bible Portions
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saami, Inari smn 1 0 Bible Portions
Saami, North sme 1 0 Complete Bible
Saami, Skolt sms 1 0 Bible Portions
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 2 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 2 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 52 58 15   38 42 44 45 33

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.4 %)
81.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.8 %
Non-Religious
17.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.1 %
Orthodox
1.9 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
96.7 %
Roman Catholic
0.5 %
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 Finland. 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 Finland
  • Christian ministry in Finland
  • 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 Finland or Europe, Western. 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.

Finland Statistics
People Groups 58
Unreached People Groups 15  (25.9%)
Population 5,503,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.3%
Population in Unreached 59,000  (1.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 15
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 81.5%
Percent Evangelical 10.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate -1.0%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 85%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code FI
Official Language(s) FinnishSwedish
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.