Country: France

Number of People Groups

113

People Groups Unreached

37 (32.7%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

65,064,000

Population in Unreached

4,240,000 (6.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

62.3%

% Evangelical

1.23%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.4%
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 *
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 477,000 33,237,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.10 % 10
 Alsatian 1,622,000 1,622,000 German, Swiss Christianity 65.00 % 0.60 % -
 Americans, U.S. 65,000 192,805,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 12,000 17,175,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 25,000 65,726,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 17.00 % 4.50 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 33,000 16,842,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Jordanian 5,000 4,412,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 24,000 7,855,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 34.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 4,000 10,844,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.05 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 260,000 16,089,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Tunisian 158,000 11,230,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 3
 Argentinian, White 12,000 35,892,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 10.00 % -
 Armenian 475,000 6,637,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Assyrian 3,900 740,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 % -
 Auvergnat 1,432,000 1,432,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 % -
 Bambara 130,000 6,263,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.00 % 0.10 % 3
 Basque 158,000 2,858,000 Basque Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 % -
 Berber, Imazighen 162,000 4,608,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.20 % 0.05 % 3
 Berber, Kabyle 714,000 6,818,000 Kabyle Islam 3.00 % 1.50 % 14
 Berber, Mozabite 5,100 193,000 Tumzabt Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Berber, Rif 130,000 1,865,000 Tarifit Islam 0.20 % 0.03 % 3
 Berber, Shawiya 195,000 2,642,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Berber, Southern Shilha 147,000 3,540,000 Tachelhit Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 3
Brazilian 81,000 96,932,000 Portuguese Christianity 87.00 % 25.00 % -
 British 159,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Cape Verdean 27,000 784,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Catalonian 111,000 4,270,000 Catalan Christianity 70.00 % 0.60 % -
 Cham, Western 1,100 306,000 Cham, Western Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Chechen 29,000 1,726,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chilean 16,000 17,388,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chinese, general 39,000 15,716,000 French Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Colombian 40,000 35,085,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 % -
Comorian, other 97,000 97,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Corsican 31,000 168,000 Corsican Christianity 85.00 % 0.50 % -
 Croat 20,000 5,299,000 Croatian Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Czech 13,000 10,906,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
 Danish 13,000 5,372,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
Deaf 131,000 47,601,000 French Sign Language Christianity 61.14 % -
 Druze 25,000 988,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dutch 89,000 15,330,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Eurasian 65,000 1,737,000 French Christianity 70.00 % 0.20 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 23,000 38,060,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 % -
 Flemish 15,000 5,596,000 Vlaams Christianity 62.00 % 1.20 % -
 Fon 19,000 2,074,000 Fon Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 % -
Franco-Provencal 64,000 144,000 Arpitan Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 % -
Franco-Swiss 32,000 1,806,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 0.20 % -
 French 46,303,000 50,319,000 French Christianity 67.00 % 1.08 % -
 Fulani 33,000 1,524,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gascon 455,000 462,000 Occitan Christianity 60.00 % 0.70 % -
 Georgian 2,600 3,482,000 Georgian Christianity 87.00 % 1.20 % -
 German 649,000 66,308,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 39,000 5,094,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 0.80 % -
 Greek 65,000 10,234,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 1,100 2,462,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.60 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 110,000 79,702,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 4.00 % -
Han Chinese, Chaozhou 6,500 6,500 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 6.00 % 6.00 % -
Han Chinese, Wenchow 19,000 19,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 7.00 % 6.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Wu 5,200 95,217,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hmong Daw 11,000 2,089,000 Hmong Daw Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Hmong Njua 130,000 761,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.40 % -
 Hungarian 112,000 11,499,000 Hungarian Christianity 82.00 % 2.00 % -
 Italian 178,000 38,270,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Iu Mien 2,300 1,684,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 0.70 % 0.00 % 1
 Japanese 30,000 124,082,000 Japanese Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, French 454,000 543,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Khmer 71,000 16,494,000 Khmer Buddhism 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Khmu 1,500 838,000 Khmu Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 10.00 % -
 Korean 11,000 80,906,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 84,000 15,724,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Languedocian 2,567,000 2,567,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 % -
 Lao 19,000 3,780,000 Lao Buddhism 3.00 % 0.10 % 1
Ligurian 39,000 519,000 Ligurian Christianity 70.00 % 0.10 % -
Limousin 11,000 11,000 Occitan Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 % -
Luxembourger 44,000 403,000 Luxembourgish Christianity 82.00 % 0.50 % -
 Macedonian 8,400 1,933,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.00 % 0.20 % -
Malagasy 65,000 83,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 69.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mandyak, Manjaco 25,000 434,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.40 % -
 Maninka, Western 65,000 2,104,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 25.00 % 2.00 % -
 Moor 19,000 4,765,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 443,000 28,047,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 9
 Mossi 65,000 12,044,000 Moore Christianity 55.00 % 1.50 % -
 Pashtun, Northern 39,000 32,638,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 65,000 41,801,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Peruvian 22,000 25,268,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 12.00 % -
 Polish 130,000 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 517,000 17,755,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Provencal, Alpine Provencal 2,967,000 3,083,000 French Christianity 70.00 % 0.72 % -
 Romani, Balkan 12,000 1,239,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
Romani, Calo 15,000 925,000 Calo Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
Romani, French 169,000 169,000 French Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romani, Sinte 31,000 227,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 12,000 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
 Romanian 13,000 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 130,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Saharawi 15,000 655,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Saint Lucian 116,000 373,000 Saint Lucian Creole French Christianity 95.00 % 14.50 % -
 Senoufo 6,600 1,559,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Islam 20.00 % 0.20 % -
 Serb 26,000 9,999,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Soninke 41,000 2,784,000 Soninke Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 32,000 1,559,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, general 275,000 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 0.20 % 6
 Spaniard 136,000 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 13,000 9,024,000 Swedish Christianity 59.00 % 6.90 % -
 Tai Dam 1,100 914,000 Tai Dam Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Tay 1,900 2,013,000 Tay Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Thai 10,000 22,134,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 26,000 1,532,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 221,000 63,339,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Ukrainian 23,000 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
Venezualan 30,000 25,919,000 Spanish Christianity 86.00 % 10.00 % -
 Vietnamese 325,000 85,422,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
Walloon 65,000 3,638,000 Walloon Christianity 65.00 % 0.30 % -
 Wolof 41,000 6,811,000 Wolof Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  113 65,064,000         37 62.35 % 1.23 % 98 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 210,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 65,274,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 7,791,000
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 2,908,000
Bretagne 3,309,000
Centre-Val de Loire 2,626,000
Corse 316,000
Grand Est 5,674,000
Hauts-de-France 6,082,000
Île-de-France 11,965,000
Normandie 3,405,000
Nouvelle-Aquitaine 5,923,000
Occitanie 5,681,000
Pays de la Loire 3,685,000
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 4,995,000
Provinces:  13 64,360,000
UN Country Population 65,274,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 441.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 1,177.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 317.0 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 176.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
65,064,000


Count People Groups: 113
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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, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 New Testament
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 3 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 2 Bible Portions
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 New Testament
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Arpitan frp 1 0 Bible Portions
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Basque eus 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Calo rmq 1 0 Bible Portions
Catalan cat 1 0 Complete Bible
Cham, Western cja 1 1 Bible Portions
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Wu wuu 2 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Comorian, Maore swb 1 1 New Testament
Corsican cos 1 0 New Testament
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Fon fon 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 9 1 Complete Bible
French Sign Language fsl 1 0 Bible Portions
Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger fuq 1 1 New Testament
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 2 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 2 2 Bible Portions
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hmong Daw mww 1 0 Complete Bible
Hmong Njua hnj 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Iu Mien ium 1 1 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kabyle kab 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmu kjg 1 0 Bible Portions
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Lao lao 1 1 Complete Bible
Ligurian lij 1 0 Bible Portions
Luxembourgish ltz 1 0 New Testament
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Malagasy, Plateau plt 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 0 New Testament
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 0 Bible Portions
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Occitan oci 2 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 New Testament
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saint Lucian Creole French acf 1 0 New Testament
Senoufo, Cebaara sef 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Spanish spa 6 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tachawit shy 1 1 Bible Portions
Tachelhit shi 1 1 New Testament
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tai Dam blt 1 0 New Testament
Tamajaq, Tawallammat ttq 1 1 New Testament
Tamazight, Central Atlas tzm 1 1 Bible Portions
Tarifit rif 1 1 New Testament
Tay tyz 1 1 New Testament
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tumzabt mzb 1 1 Bible Portions
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Vlaams vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Walloon wln 1 0 Bible Portions
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Totals: 90 113 37   55 57 75 85 35

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.2 %)
62.3 %
Ethnic Religions
1.7 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
8.6 %
Non-Religious
25.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
0.2 %
Orthodox
3.1 %
Other Christian
0.9 %
Protestant
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.7 %
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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France Statistics
People Groups 113
Unreached People Groups 37  (32.7%)
Population 65,064,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.4%
Population in Unreached 4,240,000  (6.5%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 62.3%
Percent Evangelical 1.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 98
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 80%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code FR
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 651,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked