Country: Germany

Number of People Groups

91

People Groups Unreached

26 (28.6%)

Total Population

80,478,000

Unreached Population

3,322,000 (4.1%)

% Professing Christian

64.3%

% Evangelical

2.13 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

99 %

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
 Abkhaz 4,900 294,000 Abkhaz Christianity 72.00 % 1.50 %
 Albanian, Tosk 32,000 2,414,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.00 % 0.50 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 224,000 34,046,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Americans, U.S. 108,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 5,600 29,040,000 Amharic Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 4,900 17,120,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Moroccan 45,000 18,800,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.05 %
 Arab, Syrian 117,000 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Tunisian 26,000 10,856,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.05 %
 Armenian 40,000 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Assyrian 800 656,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 %
Austrian, Bavarian 5,960,000 14,746,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 %
 Azerbaijani, North 15,000 9,820,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.80 % 0.40 %
 Basque 32,000 2,847,000 Basque Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 %
 Belarusian 5,300 10,076,000 Belarusan Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
 Berber, Shawiya 36,000 2,492,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Black African, general 240,000 973,000 Swahili Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 %
 Bosniak 280,000 2,909,000 Bosnian Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 British 103,000 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Bulgarian 181,000 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Cape Verdean 3,000 1,033,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 97.78 % 7.50 %
 Catalonian 48,000 4,208,000 Catalan Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 %
 Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic 2,900 206,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Chechen 11,000 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 109,000 8,449,000 German, Standard Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Croat 261,000 5,255,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 %
 Czech 32,000 10,203,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 %
 Danish, Dane 21,000 5,281,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown German Sign Language Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
 Dutch 143,000 15,165,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 %
 Estonian 80,000 1,048,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 38,000 35,942,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 %
 French 122,000 49,468,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
Frisian, Eastern 2,000 2,000 Saxon, East Frisian Low Christianity 72.00 % 2.00 %
Frisian, Northern 57,000 58,000 Frisian, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
 Galician 40,000 3,179,000 Galician Christianity 96.00 % 0.30 %
 German 57,881,000 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 %
 German Swiss 33,000 4,939,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 %
German, Kolsch 280,000 280,000 Kolsch Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
 Greek 325,000 10,771,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
Gypsy, German 64,000 64,000 German, Standard Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
 Hungarian 155,000 11,570,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
 Italian 569,000 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Japanese 24,000 124,985,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Javanese 2,400 17,480,000 Javanese Islam 16.00 % 6.00 %
 Jew, German 69,000 93,000 German, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
Jew, Western Yiddish-Speaking 48,000 48,000 Yiddish, Western Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Kabardian 14,000 1,856,000 Kabardian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 4,900 14,299,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.02 %
 Khmer, Central 13,000 15,731,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Korean 15,000 80,205,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 527,000 14,788,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.05 %
Latvian 8,900 1,488,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
 Laz, Lazuri 1,000 100,000 Laz Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Lithuanian 39,000 2,894,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
Luxembourger 14,000 377,000 Luxembourgish Christianity 82.00 % 0.50 %
 Macedonian 68,000 2,012,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 %
Mainfrankisch 4,792,000 4,792,000 Mainfrankisch Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 %
 Mennonites 88,000 455,000 German, Standard Christianity 98.00 % 4.00 %
 Mongol, Khalka 1,500 2,132,000 Mongolian, Halh Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.40 %
 Pashtun, Northern 37,000 44,091,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 96,000 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.05 %
 Polish, Pole 667,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 130,000 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Romani, Balkan 2,100 1,243,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
 Romani, Sinte 78,000 216,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 65.00 % 1.50 %
 Romani, Vlax, Kalderash 4,900 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
 Romanian 352,000 20,136,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 219,000 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Saterfriesen 1,000 1,000 Saterfriesisch Christianity 80.00 % 1.50 %
Saxon, Low 1,000 1,000 Saxon, Low Christianity 75.00 % 2.20 %
Saxon, Upper 1,997,000 1,997,000 Saxon, Upper Christianity 70.00 % 1.80 %
 Serb 250,000 7,848,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
Slovene 80,000 1,985,000 Slovene Christianity 54.00 % 0.10 %
Sorb, Southern, Lower Lusatian 7,100 12,000 German, Standard Christianity 70.00 % 1.50 %
Sorb, Wend 18,000 18,000 German, Standard Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 South Asian, general 189,000 10,796,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Spaniard 145,000 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swabian 799,000 799,000 Swabian Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 20,000 115,000 Turoyo Christianity 95.00 % 0.90 %
 Tajik, Afghan 25,000 8,667,000 Dari Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 33,000 7,260,000 Tamil Hinduism 6.00 % 3.00 %
 Thai, Central 20,000 20,175,000 Thai Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 25,000 8,954,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Turk 1,511,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 127,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
 Urdu 22,000 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Vietnamese 64,000 83,842,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
 Yazidi 49,000 689,000 German, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yeniche 16,000 18,000 Yeniche Christianity 60.00 % 1.40 %
 Zaza-Alevi 30,000 223,000 Zazaki, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  91 80,478,000       26   64.35 % 2.13 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 204,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 80,682,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.1 %)
64.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
3.9 %
Non-Religious
31.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
1.9 %
Orthodox
4.3 %
Other Christian
1.5 %
Protestant
43.6 %
Roman Catholic
48.7 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Germany. 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 Germany
  • Christian ministry in Germany
  • 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 Germany 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.

Germany Statistics
People Groups 91
Unreached People Groups 26  (28.6%)
Population 80,478,000
Population in Unreached 3,322,000  (4.1%)
Urbanization 75%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code GM
Official National Language German, Standard
Literacy Rate 99%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 64.3%
Percent Evangelical 2.1%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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