Country: Germany

Number of People Groups

92

People Groups Unreached

27 (29.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

80,570,000

Population in Unreached

3,288,000 (4.1%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

64.4%

% Evangelical

2.13%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.9%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abkhaz 4,900 304,000 Abkhaz Christianity 72.00 % 1.50 % -
 Adyghe 2,000 653,000 Adyghe Islam 0.07 % 0.05 %
 Albanian, Tosk 32,000 2,261,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.00 % 0.50 % -
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 223,000 35,790,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Americans, U.S. 108,000 190,499,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 5,600 29,630,000 Amharic Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 4,900 17,702,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Moroccan 45,000 22,238,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.05 %
 Arab, Syrian 117,000 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Tunisian 26,000 10,972,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.05 %
 Armenian 40,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Assyrian 800 666,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 5,956,000 14,513,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 Azerbaijani 15,000 9,988,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.80 % 0.40 %
 Basque 32,000 2,847,000 Basque Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 % -
 Belarusian 5,300 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 % -
 Berber, Shawiya 1,500 2,496,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Black African, general 239,000 991,000 Swahili Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bosniak 279,000 2,890,000 Bosnian Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 British 103,000 51,606,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 181,000 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Cape Verdean 3,000 1,070,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 97.78 % 7.50 % -
 Catalonian 48,000 4,211,000 Catalan Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 % -
 Chaldean 2,900 119,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Chechen 11,000 1,696,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 109,000 8,903,000 German, Standard Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Croat 260,000 5,201,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 32,000 10,546,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
 Danish 21,000 5,295,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
Deaf Unknown Unknown German Sign Language Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Dutch 143,000 15,159,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Estonian 80,000 1,043,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 38,000 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 French 122,000 49,832,000 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 3,186,000 Galician Christianity 96.00 % 0.30 % -
 German 58,018,000 64,307,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 % -
 German Swiss 33,000 4,977,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
German, Kolsch 279,000 279,000 Ripuarian Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Greek 325,000 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Hungarian 155,000 11,614,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
 Italian 568,000 37,690,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 24,000 124,775,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Javanese 2,400 17,677,000 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 1,870,000 Kabardian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 4,900 14,640,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.02 %
 Khmer 13,000 15,967,000 Khmer Buddhism 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Korean 15,000 80,517,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 527,000 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.05 % 10 
 Latvian 8,900 1,481,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Laz, Lazuri 1,000 101,000 Laz Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Lithuanian 39,000 2,875,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
Luxembourger 14,000 380,000 Luxembourgish Christianity 82.00 % 0.50 % -
 Macedonian 68,000 1,908,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 % -
Mainfrankisch 4,789,000 4,789,000 Eastern Franconian Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 % -
 Mennonites 88,000 468,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 98.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mongol, Khalka 1,500 2,165,000 Mongolian, Halh Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.40 %
 Pashtun Northern 37,000 44,269,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 96,000 40,552,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.05 %
 Polish 667,000 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 129,000 17,561,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Balkan 2,100 1,249,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
Romani, German 64,000 64,000 German, Standard Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Sinte 78,000 231,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 65.00 % 1.50 % -
 Romani, Vlax 4,900 1,125,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romanian 351,000 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 219,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saterfriesen 2,000 2,000 Saterfriesisch Christianity 80.00 % 1.50 % -
Saxon, Low 1,000 1,000 Saxon, Low Christianity 75.00 % 2.20 % -
Saxon, Upper 1,995,000 1,995,000 Saxon, Upper Christianity 70.00 % 1.80 % -
 Serb 250,000 8,906,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Slovene 80,000 1,940,000 Slovene Christianity 54.00 % 0.10 % -
Sorb, 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 10,468,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Spaniard 145,000 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swabian 798,000 798,000 Swabian Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 % -
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 20,000 146,000 Turoyo Christianity 95.00 % 0.90 % -
 Tajik 25,000 8,882,000 Tajiki Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 33,000 7,317,000 Tamil Hinduism 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Thai, Central 20,000 20,386,000 Thai Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 25,000 8,885,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Turk 1,511,000 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 30 
 Ukrainian 127,000 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Urdu 22,000 1,776,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Vietnamese 64,000 84,972,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Yazidi 49,000 701,000 German, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yeniche 16,000 18,000 Yeniche Christianity 60.00 % 1.40 % -
 Zaza-Alevi 30,000 225,000 Zazaki, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  92 80,570,000       27   64.37 % 2.13 % 74 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 66,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 80,636,000                

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Country:   80,570,000 92 27 29.3 % 3,288,000 4.1 % 0
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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
Abkhaz abk 1 0 New Testament
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Albanian, Tosk als 1 0 Complete Bible
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 New Testament
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Basque eus 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Catalan cat 1 0 Complete Bible
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic cld 1 0 New Testament
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
Eastern Franconian vmf 1 0 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Frisian, Northern frr 1 0 Bible Portions
Galician glg 1 0 Complete Bible
German Sign Language gsg 1 0 Bible Portions
German, Standard deu 7 2 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 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
Javanese jav 1 0 Complete Bible
Kabardian kbd 1 1 New Testament
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Laz lzz 1 1
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Luxembourgish ltz 1 0 Bible Portions
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Mongolian, Halh khk 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Ripuarian ksh 1 0 Bible Portions
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saterfriesisch stq 1 0
Saxon, East Frisian Low frs 1 0
Saxon, Low nds 1 0 Complete Bible
Saxon, Upper sxu 1 0 Bible Portions
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Swabian swg 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 0 Complete Bible
Tachawit shy 1 1 Bible Portions
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigrigna tir 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Yeniche yec 1 0
Yiddish, Western yih 1 1
Zazaki, Northern kiu 1 1
Totals: 85 92 27   49 51 67 75 42

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.1 %)
64.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
3.9 %
Non-Religious
31.2 %
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 92
Unreached People Groups 27  (29.3%)
Population 80,570,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.1%
Population in Unreached 3,288,000  (4.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 74
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 64.4%
Percent Evangelical 2.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 75%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code GM
Official Language(s) German, Standard
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 806,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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