Country: Greece

Number of People Groups

50

People Groups Unreached

10 (20.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

11,110,000

Population in Unreached

257,000 (2.3%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

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
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Albanian, Tosk 449,000 2,278,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 33.00 % 0.40 % -
 Americans, U.S. 23,000 190,342,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 9,800 63,542,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 20.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, North Iraqi 7,500 9,491,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Saidi 7,900 23,277,000 Arabic, Saidi Spoken Islam 14.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Syrian 5,800 16,618,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 9.00 % 0.10 % -
 Armenian 34,000 6,194,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Aromanian 213,000 647,000 Aromanian Christianity 84.00 % 1.00 % -
Arvanites 155,000 155,000 Albanian, Arvanitika Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Assyrian 2,000 674,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 1,800 14,735,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 British 14,000 52,309,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 41,000 7,062,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chinese, general 21,000 12,929,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 3.00 % -
 Cypriots, Greek 14,000 817,000 Greek Christianity 90.00 % 0.40 % -
 Danish 1,200 5,324,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
Deaf 22,000 46,464,000 Greek Sign Language Christianity 91.46 % -
 Dutch 3,100 15,266,000 Dutch Non-Religious 49.00 % 4.30 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 9,200 37,243,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 Fleming 1,800 5,552,000 Vlaams Christianity 63.00 % 1.20 % -
 French 6,700 50,089,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Georgian 11,000 3,390,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.30 % -
 German 10,000 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 1,500 5,023,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Greek 9,045,000 10,823,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.30 % -
 Italian 8,300 37,599,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 1,100 124,687,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 % 1
Jew, Greek 3,100 3,400 Greek Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Spanish 1,400 61,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 23,000 15,332,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Macedonian 159,000 1,902,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.00 % 0.30 % -
Meglenite, Vlasi 3,100 5,200 Romanian, Megleno Christianity 97.00 % 0.30 % -
 Persian 1,200 40,859,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Polish 13,000 41,394,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Pomak 33,000 470,000 Bulgarian Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Pontic Greek 399,000 757,000 Pontic Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Balkan 42,000 1,215,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Greek 51,000 51,000 Greek Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 1,200 1,133,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Romanian 24,000 20,676,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 13,000 133,523,000 Russian Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 % -
Sarakatsani, Karakachan 7,000 9,400 Greek Christianity 93.00 % 1.00 % -
 Serb 4,200 8,337,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 South Asian, general 129,000 11,642,000 Urdu Islam 4.00 % 0.70 % 3
 Swahili 6,200 1,756,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Swedish 2,500 8,878,000 Swedish Christianity 65.00 % 6.90 % -
Tsakonian 1,500 1,500 Tsakonian Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
 Turk 52,000 60,402,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 15,000 37,320,000 Ukrainian Christianity 78.00 % 3.00 % -
 Yoruba 5,700 36,393,000 Yoruba Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
  Totals:  50 11,110,000       10   88.33 % 0.49 % 12 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 32,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 11,142,000                

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% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   11,110,000 50 10 20.0 % 257,000 2.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 286,412,000 2,578.0 % 96.9 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 %
 
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 738,622,000 6,648.3 % 71.2 % 24.0 % 1.4 % 0.3 % 2.6 % 0.6 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 209,251,000 1,883.4 % 93.7 % 0.0 % 1.9 % 2.9 % 1.4 % 0.2 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,546,000 1,022.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
11,110,000
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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, Tosk als 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken ayp 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Saidi Spoken aec 1 0
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
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
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
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
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 25

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 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 50
Unreached People Groups 10  (20.0%)
Population 11,110,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.2%
Population in Unreached 257,000  (2.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 12
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 88.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 78%
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code GR
Official Language(s) Greek
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 222,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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