Country: Croatia

Number of People Groups

24

People Groups Unreached

2 (8.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,142,000

Population in Unreached

30,000 (0.7%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

92.6%

% Evangelical

0.38%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.6%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Albanian, general 16,000 657,000 Albanian, Tosk Christianity 45.00 % 0.13 %
 Bosniak 29,000 2,890,000 Bosnian Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
 British 800 51,406,000 English Christianity 79.50 % 25.00 %
 Croat 3,767,000 5,201,000 Croatian Christianity 94.00 % 0.35 %
 Czech 9,000 10,546,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 0.80 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Croatia Sign Language Christianity 91.96 % 0.40 %
 German 2,800 64,379,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 %
 Hungarian 13,000 11,614,000 Hungarian Christianity 81.00 % 2.00 %
Istriot 24,000 24,000 Istriot Christianity 95.00 % 0.40 %
Istro-Romanian 500 3,100 Romanian, Istro Christianity 97.00 % 0.50 %
 Italian 17,000 37,691,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 0.30 %
Jew, Croatian Speaking 500 500 Croatian Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Macedonian 3,900 1,908,000 Macedonian Christianity 70.00 % 1.40 %
 Montenegrin 4,200 364,000 Serbian Christianity 70.00 % 0.10 %
 Polish 600 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 87.00 % 1.00 %
 Romani, Sinte 16,000 231,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 70.00 % 1.90 %
 Romanian 1,000 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 %
 Russian 1,200 134,082,000 Russian Non-Religious 35.00 % 0.30 %
 Ruthenian 1,800 577,000 Rusyn Christianity 91.00 % 2.00 %
 Serb 175,000 8,906,000 Serbian Christianity 93.00 % 0.05 %
 Slovak 4,400 5,070,000 Slovak Christianity 85.00 % 15.00 %
 Slovene 9,800 1,940,000 Slovene Christianity 95.00 % 0.06 %
 Ukrainian 1,800 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
Venetian 42,000 3,606,000 Venetian Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
  Totals:  24 4,142,000       2   92.61 % 0.38 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 68,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 4,210,000              
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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, Tosk als 1 0 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Croatia Sign Language csq 1 0
Croatian hrv 2 1 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Istriot ist 1 0
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian, Istro ruo 1 0
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Rusyn rue 1 0 Bible Portions
Serbian srp 2 0 Complete Bible
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Venetian vec 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 22 24 2   15 15 17 18 13

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.4 %)
92.6 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.9 %
Non-Religious
5.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.1 %
Orthodox
4.0 %
Other Christian
2.4 %
Protestant
0.3 %
Roman Catholic
91.4 %
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 Croatia. 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 Croatia
  • Christian ministry in Croatia
  • 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 Croatia 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
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
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
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Croatia Statistics
People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 2  (8.3%)
Population 4,142,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.4%
Population in Unreached 30,000  (0.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2 to 4
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 92.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.6%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 59%
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code HR
National Bible Society Website
Official National Language(s) Croatian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 41,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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