Country: Greece

Number of People Groups

50

People Groups Unreached

10 (20.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

10,402,000

Population in Unreached

240,000 (2.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

88.3%

% Evangelical

0.49%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.6%
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 *
 Albanian 421,000 5,150,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 33.00 % 0.40 % -
 Americans, U.S. 22,000 191,655,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 9,200 64,198,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 20.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, North Iraqi 7,000 9,491,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Saidi 7,400 23,512,000 Arabic, Saidi Spoken Islam 14.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Syrian 5,400 15,756,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 9.00 % 0.10 % -
 Armenian 32,000 6,497,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Aromanian 199,000 609,000 Aromanian Christianity 84.00 % 1.00 % -
Arvanites 145,000 145,000 Albanian, Arvanitika Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Assyrian 1,900 721,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 1,700 22,709,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 British 13,000 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 39,000 6,838,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chinese, general 19,000 15,617,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 3.00 % -
 Cypriots, Greek 13,000 824,000 Greek Christianity 90.00 % 0.40 % -
 Danish 1,100 5,343,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
Deaf 21,000 46,963,000 Greek Sign Language Christianity 91.46 % -
 Dutch 2,900 15,292,000 Dutch Non-Religious 49.00 % 4.30 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 8,600 37,773,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 Flemish 1,700 5,572,000 Vlaams Christianity 63.00 % 1.20 % -
 French 6,300 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Georgian 10,000 3,460,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.30 % -
 German 9,400 66,124,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 1,400 5,057,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Greek 8,469,000 10,263,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.30 % -
 Italian 7,800 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 1,100 124,384,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 % 1
Jew, Greek 2,900 3,200 Greek Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Spanish 1,300 61,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 21,000 15,437,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Macedonian 149,000 1,926,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.00 % 0.30 % -
Meglenite, Vlasi 2,900 4,900 Romanian, Megleno Christianity 97.00 % 0.30 % -
 Persian 1,200 41,340,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Polish 12,000 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Pomak 31,000 474,000 Bulgarian Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Pontic Greek 374,000 739,000 Pontic Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Balkan 39,000 1,216,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Greek 48,000 48,000 Greek Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 1,100 1,132,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Romanian 22,000 20,517,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 12,000 135,027,000 Russian Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 % -
Sarakatsani, Karakachan 6,500 8,900 Greek Christianity 93.00 % 1.00 % -
 Serb 3,900 8,274,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 South Asian, general 120,000 10,836,000 Urdu Islam 4.00 % 0.70 % 2
 Swahili 5,800 1,759,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Swedish 2,300 8,928,000 Swedish Christianity 65.00 % 6.90 % -
Tsakonian 1,400 1,400 Tsakonian Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
 Turk 49,000 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 14,000 37,273,000 Ukrainian Christianity 78.00 % 3.00 % -
 Yoruba 5,300 35,901,000 Yoruba Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
  Totals:  50 10,402,000       10   88.34 % 0.49 % 11 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 71,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 10,473,000                

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% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   10,402,000 50 10 20.0 % 240,000 2.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 2,779.9 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 7,247.9 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 1,931.6 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 1,117.9 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
10,402,000
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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
Albanian, Arvanitika aat 1 0 New Testament
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken ayp 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Saidi Spoken aec 1 0 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Aromanian rup 1 0 Bible Portions
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 2 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 5 1 Complete Bible
Greek Sign Language gss 1 0 Translation Needed
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Ladino lad 1 1 Complete Bible
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Pontic pnt 1 0 Translation Needed
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian, Megleno ruq 1 0 Translation Needed
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tsakonian tsd 1 0 Unspecified
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vlaams vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 44 50 10   30 30 34 38 26

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.5 %)
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
0.3 %
Orthodox
94.6 %
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 Europe, Eastern 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 Europe, Eastern 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 50
Unreached People Groups 10  (20.0%)
Population 10,402,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.2%
Population in Unreached 240,000  (2.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 11
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 88.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 79%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code GR
Official Language(s) Greek
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 208,000
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.