Country: Finland

Number of People Groups

58

People Groups Unreached

15 (25.9%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

5,495,000

Population in Unreached

59,000 (1.1%)

Literacy Rate

100 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

81.5%

% Evangelical

11.87%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Akan 1,300 4,869,000 Akan Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 %
 Albanian, Tosk 6,200 2,414,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 38.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 2,900 188,908,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.90 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,100 28,924,000 Amharic Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 %
 Anglo-Canadian 700 17,707,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 600 60,827,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 7,000 17,132,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Moroccan 1,000 21,969,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.11 % 0.08 %
 Arab, Syrian 1,100 15,495,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 2.00 %
 Bosniak 1,600 2,964,000 Bosnian Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
Brazilian, White 900 95,891,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 26.00 %
 British 4,400 51,577,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 1,800 7,528,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 %
 Burmese 1,500 31,538,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.07 %
Cameroonian Creole, Detribalized 800 1,466,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Finnish Sign Language Christianity 84.00 % 1.00 %
 Dutch 1,300 15,155,000 Dutch Non-Religious 48.00 % 4.40 %
 Estonian 50,000 1,045,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 2,400 36,093,000 Tagalog Christianity 99.00 % 13.00 %
Finland Swedes 269,000 376,000 Swedish Christianity 67.00 % 7.00 %
 Finnish 4,914,000 5,156,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.50 %
Finnish, Tornedalen 38,000 70,000 Finnish, Tornedalen Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
 French 2,000 49,479,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 4,100 64,386,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 7,700 854,493,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Hungarian 1,900 11,553,000 Hungarian Christianity 86.00 % 2.50 %
 Italian 2,300 36,971,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Japanese 1,100 125,013,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 %
Jew, Finnish 1,300 1,300 Finnish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karelian 11,000 75,000 Karelian Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 %
 Kikuyu 1,000 9,264,000 Gikuyu Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 %
Komi-Zyrian 1,200 232,000 Komi-Zyrian Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 %
Kongo, Tuba 1,800 9,810,000 Kituba Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,300 14,808,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 2.00 % 0.50 %
Latvian 1,700 1,486,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 53.00 % 7.00 %
 Lithuanian 1,300 2,889,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 %
 Mexican 500 102,774,000 Spanish Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 %
Olonetsian, Livvikovian 5,500 19,000 Livvi-Karelian Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 %
 Persian 2,900 40,361,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Polish 3,800 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Kalo Finnish 13,000 16,000 Romani, Kalo Finnish Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 %
 Romanian 2,300 20,369,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 31,000 134,033,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Saami, Inari 700 700 Saami, Inari Christianity 95.00 % 11.00 %
Saami, Northern 3,800 41,000 Saami, North Christianity 97.00 % 12.00 %
Saami, Skolt 500 900 Saami, Skolt Christianity 97.00 % 10.00 %
 Serb 700 7,732,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Somali 7,600 19,582,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 1,500 1,448,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, general 11,000 10,803,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Spaniard 2,400 28,626,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swedish 34,000 8,780,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 %
 Tajik 3,600 9,086,000 Tajiki Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Tatar 800 6,354,000 Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Thai, Central 7,000 20,206,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 %
 Turk 4,600 58,740,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 3,100 38,101,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
 Vietnamese 4,100 83,817,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
  Totals:  58 5,495,000       15   81.47 % 11.87 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 29,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 5,524,000              
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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
Akan aka 1 0 Complete
Albanian, Tosk als 1 0 Complete
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 NT
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete
English eng 3 0 Complete
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete
Finnish fin 2 1 Complete
Finnish Sign Language fse 1 0 Portions
Finnish, Tornedalen fit 1 0 Portions
French fra 2 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Gikuyu kik 1 0 Complete
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete
Karelian krl 1 0 NT
Kituba ktu 1 0 Complete
Komi-Zyrian kpv 1 0 Complete
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete
Livvi-Karelian olo 1 0 NT
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete
Romani, Kalo Finnish rmf 1 0 Portions
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Saami, Inari smn 1 0 Portions
Saami, North sme 1 0 Complete
Saami, Skolt sms 1 0 Portions
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete
Somali som 1 1 Complete
Spanish spa 2 0 Complete
Swedish swe 2 0 Complete
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete
Thai tha 1 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete
Totals: 52 58 15   36 40 44 45 32

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.9 %)
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
96.9 %
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 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.

Finland Statistics
People Groups 58
Unreached People Groups 15  (25.9%)
Population 5,495,000
Population in Unreached 59,000  (1.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 15 to 30
Urbanization 84%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code FI
Official National Language Finnish
Secondary National Language Swedish
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 81.5%
Percent Evangelical 11.9%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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