Country: Greece

Number of People Groups

49

People Groups Unreached

11 (22.4%)

Total Population

10,911,000

Unreached Population

257,000 (2.4%)

% Professing Christian

88.3%

% Evangelical

0.45 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

98 %

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
 Albanian, Tosk 441,000 2,414,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 33.00 % 0.40 %
 Americans, U.S. 23,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab, Egyptian 9,600 58,499,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 20.00 % 3.90 %
Arab, North Iraqi 7,400 8,957,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Saidi 7,800 22,040,000 Arabic, Saidi Spoken Islam 14.00 % 4.00 %
 Arab, Syrian 5,700 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 9.00 % 0.10 %
 Armenian 33,000 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Aromanian 209,000 326,000 Aromanian Christianity 84.00 % 1.00 %
Arvanites 152,000 152,000 Albanian, Arvanitika Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
Austrian, Bavarian 1,800 14,746,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 %
 British 14,000 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Bulgarian 40,000 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Chinese, general 20,000 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 3.00 %
Cypriots, Greek 13,000 809,000 Greek Christianity 90.00 % 0.40 %
 Danish 1,100 5,281,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Greek Sign Language Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Dutch 3,000 15,165,000 Dutch Christianity 55.00 % 4.30 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 9,000 35,942,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 %
Fleming 1,800 6,547,000 Vlaams Christianity 63.00 % 1.20 %
 French 6,600 49,469,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Georgian 11,000 3,265,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.40 %
 German 9,900 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 German Swiss 1,500 4,939,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 %
 Greek 8,911,000 10,772,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.25 %
 Gypsy, Greek 50,000 50,000 Greek Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 Italian 8,100 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Japanese 1,100 124,985,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 %
Jew, Greek 3,100 3,400 Greek Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Spanish 1,300 59,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 22,000 14,788,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Macedonian 156,000 2,012,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.00 % 0.30 %
Meglenite, Vlasi 3,000 5,100 Romanian, Megleno Christianity 97.00 % 0.30 %
 Persian 1,200 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Polish 13,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Pomak 32,000 473,000 Bulgarian Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Pontic Greek 392,000 743,000 Pontic Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 %
 Romani, Balkan 41,000 1,243,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.00 % 0.50 %
 Romani, Vlax, Lovari 1,200 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 %
 Romanian 23,000 20,136,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 13,000 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 %
 Serb 4,100 7,848,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 South Asian, general 126,000 10,799,000 Urdu Islam 4.00 % 0.70 %
 Swahili 6,100 7,333,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Swedish 2,500 8,869,000 Swedish Christianity 65.00 % 6.90 %
 Tajik, Afghan 5,000 8,667,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tsakonian 200 200 Tsakonian Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Turk 51,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 14,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 78.00 % 3.00 %
 Yoruba 5,600 33,832,000 Yoruba Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 %
  Totals:  49 10,911,000       11   88.29 % 0.45 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 8,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 10,919,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.4 %)
88.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.3 %
Islam
7.7 %
Non-Religious
3.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
0.2 %
Orthodox
94.9 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
0.9 %
Roman Catholic
3.6 %
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 Greece. 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 Greece
  • Christian ministry in Greece
  • 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 Greece or Eastern Europe and Eurasia. 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.

In Eastern Europe and Eurasia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
Eastern European Outreach Small
Educational Services International Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
InterComm Small
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Hope International Medium
One Mission Society Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
People International USA Medium
Pioneers Medium
Salvation Army Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Greece Statistics
People Groups 49
Unreached People Groups 11  (22.4%)
Population 10,911,000
Population in Unreached 257,000  (2.4%)
Urbanization 78%
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code GR
Official National Language Greek
Literacy Rate 98%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 88.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.4%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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