Country: Greece

Number of People Groups

51

People Groups Unreached

10 (19.6%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

10,362,000

Population in Unreached

230,000 (2.2%)

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 Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Albanian 419,000 5,179,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 33.00 % 0.40 % -
 Americans, U.S. 22,000 192,802,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 9,100 68,881,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 20.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, North Iraqi 7,000 10,105,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Saidi 7,400 24,441,000 Arabic, Saidi Spoken Islam 14.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Syrian 5,400 16,175,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 9.00 % 0.10 % -
 Armenian 32,000 6,249,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Aromanian 198,000 316,000 Aromanian Christianity 84.00 % 1.00 % -
Arvanites 144,000 144,000 Albanian, Arvanitika Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Assyrian 9,000 850,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 1,700 22,799,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 British 13,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 38,000 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chinese, general 19,000 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 3.00 % -
 Cypriots, Greek 13,000 829,000 Greek Christianity 90.00 % 0.40 % -
 Danish 1,100 5,372,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
Deaf 21,000 47,601,000 Greek Sign Language Christianity 91.46 % -
 Dutch 2,900 15,345,000 Dutch Non-Religious 49.00 % 4.30 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 8,600 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 Flemish 1,700 5,596,000 Vlaams Christianity 63.00 % 1.20 % -
 French 6,200 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Georgian 10,000 3,514,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.30 % -
 German 9,400 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 1,400 5,094,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Greek 8,429,000 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.30 % -
 Italian 7,700 38,274,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 1,100 122,906,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 % 1
Jew, Greek 2,900 3,200 Greek Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Spanish 1,000 62,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 21,000 15,724,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Macedonian 148,000 1,925,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.00 % 0.30 % -
Meglenite, Vlasi 2,900 4,900 Romanian, Megleno Christianity 97.00 % 0.30 % -
 Persian 1,100 41,809,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Polish 12,000 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Pomak 31,000 478,000 Bulgarian Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Pontic Greek 372,000 390,000 Pontic Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Balkan 39,000 1,239,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Greek 48,000 48,000 Greek Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 1,100 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Romanian 22,000 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 12,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 % -
Sarakatsani, Karakachan 6,500 8,900 Greek Christianity 93.00 % 1.00 % -
 Serb 3,900 10,002,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 11,000 1,600,000 Bengali Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 South Asian, general 120,000 12,154,000 Urdu Islam 4.00 % 0.70 % 2
 Swahili 5,800 1,833,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Swedish 2,300 9,024,000 Swedish Christianity 65.00 % 6.90 % -
Tsakonian 1,400 1,400 Tsakonian Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
 Turk 40,000 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 14,000 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 78.00 % 3.00 % -
 Yoruba 5,300 36,811,000 Yoruba Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
  Totals:  51 10,362,000         10 88.33 % 0.49 % 11 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 10,423,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Aegean 471,000
Athos 1,700
Attica 3,638,000
Crete 555,000
Epirus and Western Macedonia 589,000
Macedonia and Thrace 2,319,000
Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian Islands 1,428,000
Thessaly and Central Greece 1,213,000
Provinces:  8 10,215,000
UN Country Population 10,423,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 2,776.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 7,392.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 1,985.4 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 1,105.2 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
10,362,000



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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 Unspecified
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
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, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Aromanian rup 1 0 Bible Portions
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 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 Unspecified
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 Complete Bible
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: 45 51 10   30 31 34 39 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.

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  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Greece Statistics
People Groups 51
Unreached People Groups 10  (19.6%)
Population 10,362,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.2%
Population in Unreached 230,000  (2.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 88.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 11
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 207,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

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