Country: Germany

Number of People Groups

87

People Groups Unreached

27 (31.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

83,265,000

Population in Unreached

3,398,000 (4.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

65.4%

% Evangelical

2.00%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.9%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abkhaz 5,100 304,000 Abkhaz Christianity 72.00 % 1.50 % -
 Adyghe 2,100 679,000 Adyghe Islam 0.07 % 0.05 % 1
 Albanian 33,000 5,150,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 30.00 % 0.50 % -
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 231,000 32,644,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 5
 Americans, U.S. 111,000 191,655,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 5,800 23,432,000 Amharic Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 5,100 16,110,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 121,000 15,756,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Tunisian 27,000 11,113,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.05 % 1
 Armenian 42,000 6,497,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Assyrian 800 721,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 14,311,000 22,709,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 Azerbaijani 15,000 9,996,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.80 % 0.40 % 1
 Basque 33,000 2,856,000 Basque Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 % -
 Belarusian 5,400 9,976,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 % -
 Berber, Shawiya 1,600 2,598,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Black African, general 247,000 1,009,000 Swahili Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bosniak 289,000 2,641,000 Bosnian Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 6
 British 106,000 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 187,000 6,838,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Cape Verdean 3,100 762,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 97.78 % 7.50 % -
 Catalonian 49,000 4,264,000 Catalan Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 % -
 Chaldean 3,000 123,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Chechen 12,000 1,721,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 113,000 15,617,000 German, Standard Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Croat 269,000 5,253,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 33,000 10,868,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
 Danish 22,000 5,343,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
Deaf 167,000 46,963,000 German Sign Language Christianity 64.25 % -
 Dutch 148,000 15,292,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Estonian 82,000 1,078,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 39,000 37,773,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 French 126,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
Frisian, Eastern 2,100 2,100 Saxon, East Frisian Low Christianity 72.00 % 2.00 % -
Frisian, Northern 59,000 60,000 Frisian, Northern Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Galician 41,000 3,221,000 Galician Christianity 96.00 % 0.30 % -
 German 59,762,000 66,124,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 % -
 German Swiss 34,000 5,057,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Greek 336,000 10,263,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Hungarian 160,000 11,463,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
 Italian 587,000 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 25,000 124,384,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Javanese 2,500 18,018,000 Javanese Islam 16.00 % 6.00 % -
 Jew, German 71,000 95,000 German, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Jew, Western Yiddish-Speaking 50,000 50,000 Yiddish, Western Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Kabardian 14,000 1,977,000 Kabardian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 5,100 15,634,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.02 % 1
 Khmer 13,000 16,278,000 Khmer Buddhism 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Korean 16,000 80,755,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 544,000 15,437,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.20 % 0.05 % 11
 Latvian 9,200 1,544,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Laz, Lazuri 1,000 104,000 Laz Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Lithuanian 41,000 2,830,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
Luxembourger 15,000 398,000 Luxembourgish Christianity 82.00 % 0.50 % -
 Macedonian 70,000 1,926,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 % -
 Mennonites 91,000 477,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 98.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mongol, Khalka 1,500 2,273,000 Mongolian, Halh Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.40 % 1
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 47,000 27,716,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.05 % 1
 Pashtun, Northern 39,000 34,335,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 99,000 41,340,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.05 % 2
 Polish 689,000 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 134,000 17,644,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Balkan 2,100 1,216,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
Romani, German 66,000 66,000 German, Standard Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Sinte 81,000 219,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 65.00 % 1.50 % -
 Romani, Vlax 5,100 1,132,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romanian 363,000 20,517,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 226,000 135,027,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saterfriesen 2,100 2,100 Saterfriesisch Christianity 80.00 % 1.50 % -
 Serb 258,000 8,274,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Slovene 83,000 1,945,000 Slovene Christianity 54.00 % 0.10 % -
Sorb, Lower Lusatian 7,300 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 195,000 10,836,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 0.20 % 4
 Spaniard 150,000 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 20,000 147,000 Turoyo Christianity 95.00 % 0.90 % -
 Tajik 25,000 10,334,000 Tajik Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 34,000 2,707,000 Tamil Hinduism 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Thai 21,000 21,403,000 Thai Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 % 1
 Tigray, Tigrinya 25,000 8,719,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Turk 1,561,000 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 31
 Ukrainian 131,000 37,273,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Urdu 23,000 1,860,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vietnamese 66,000 84,556,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Yazidi 51,000 710,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yeniche 16,000 18,000 Yeniche Christianity 60.00 % 1.40 % -
 Zaza-Alevi 30,000 228,000 Zazaki, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  87 83,265,000       27   65.41 % 2.00 % 80 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 252,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 83,517,000                

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Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   83,265,000 87 27 31.0 % 3,398,000 4.1 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 347.3 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 905.5 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 241.3 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 139.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
83,265,000
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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, Gheg aln 1 0 Complete Bible
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 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
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
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 6 1 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 Complete Bible
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 2 2 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Laz lzz 1 1 Bible Portions
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Luxembourgish ltz 1 0 New Testament
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
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 New Testament
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saterfriesisch stq 1 0 Unspecified
Saxon, East Frisian Low frs 1 0 Unspecified
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 0 Complete Bible
Tachawit shy 1 1 Bible Portions
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajik 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 Translation Needed
Yiddish, Western yih 1 1 Complete Bible
Zazaki, Northern kiu 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 80 87 27   53 51 69 73 43

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.0 %)
65.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
3.9 %
Non-Religious
30.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
0.9 %
Orthodox
4.5 %
Other Christian
3.2 %
Protestant
37.0 %
Roman Catholic
54.0 %
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 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.

Germany Statistics
People Groups 87
Unreached People Groups 27  (31.0%)
Population 83,265,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.1%
Population in Unreached 3,398,000  (4.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 80
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 65.4%
Percent Evangelical 2.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 77%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code GM
Official Language(s) German, Standard
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 833,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

* 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.