Country: Israel

Number of People Groups

48

People Groups Unreached

37 (77.1%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

9,212,000

Population in Unreached

8,935,000 (97.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.34%

% Evangelical

0.70%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.6%
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
 Jewish, Hungarian-speaking 25,000 72,000 Hungarian Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Jewish, Israeli 5,082,000 5,710,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.25 % 0.23 % 102
 Jewish, Judeo-Berber 3,100 3,100 Judeo-Berber Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish, Judeo-Moroccan 59,000 68,000 Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish, Kurdistani 5,400 5,800 Hulaula Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish, Kurdit 9,700 9,700 Lishana Deni Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish, Lishanan 4,400 4,400 Lishan Noshan Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish, Marathi-speaking 12,000 113,000 Marathi Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Jewish, Persian 60,000 137,000 Dzhidi Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish, Polish 136,000 144,000 Polish Ethnic Religions 0.60 % 0.40 % 3
 Jewish, Portuguese 2,100 99,000 Portuguese Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Jewish, Romanian 217,000 219,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.05 % 0.05 % 4
 Jewish, Russian 725,000 1,590,000 Russian Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.80 % 15
 Jewish, Spanish 47,000 61,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Jewish, Tunisian 11,000 12,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish, Turkish 49,000 51,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish, Yahudic 103,000 110,000 Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Jewish, Yemeni 40,000 43,000 Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 9,400 1,895,000 Domari Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Samaritan 1,000 2,100 Hebrew Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Spaniard 2,900 29,945,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Yevanic Unknown Unknown Hebrew Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yudi, Tripolita'it 42,000 42,000 Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  48 9,212,000         37 1.34 % 0.70 % 196 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 100,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 9,312,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Golan 48,000
HaDarom 1,377,000
Haifa 1,092,000
HaMerkaz 2,322,000
HaZafon 1,531,000
Jerusalem 1,199,000
Tel Aviv 1,509,000
Provinces:  7 9,078,000
UN Country Population 9,312,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi avl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Egyptian arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi yhd 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan aju 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian yud 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni jye 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Levantine apc 5 3 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bukharic bhh 1 1 Bible Portions
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
Dutch nld 1 1 Complete Bible
Dzhidi jpr 1 1 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 1 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 1 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hebrew heb 7 7 New Testament
Hulaula huy 1 1 Unspecified
Hungarian hun 1 1 Complete Bible
Inter-Zab Jewish Neo-Aramaic aij 1 1 Unspecified
Israeli Sign Language isr 1 1 Bible Portions
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Judeo-Berber jbe 1 1 Unspecified
Judeo-Georgian jge 1 1 Unspecified
Judeo-Tat jdt 1 1 Bible Portions
Lishan Noshan trg 1 1 Bible Portions
Lishana Deni lsd 1 1 Bible Portions
Malayalam mal 1 1 Complete Bible
Marathi mar 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 1 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 1 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 38 48 37   22 21 25 27 26
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Israel Statistics
People Groups 48
Unreached People Groups 37  (77.1%)
Population 9,212,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Population in Unreached 8,935,000  (97.0%)
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 1.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 196
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 92%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code IS
Official Language(s) HebrewArabic, Standard
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 184,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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