Country: Iraq

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

26 (72.2%)

Total Population

37,350,000

Unreached Population

36,595,000 (98.0%)

% Professing Christian

1.4%

% Evangelical

0.21 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

79 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Adyghe 37,000 644,000 Adyghe Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Americans, U.S. 800 188,897,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 435,000 58,499,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Gulf 72,000 4,602,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.90 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Iraqi 14,899,000 17,120,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Marsh 243,000 243,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
Arab, North Iraqi 8,196,000 8,957,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Palestinian 20,000 11,737,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 20,000 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.10 %
 Armenian 65,000 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Assyrian 164,000 656,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 2,213,000 18,791,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Bajelani 64,000 64,000 Bajelani Islam 0.15 % 0.03 %
 British 2,500 51,663,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
 Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic 80,000 206,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 %
 Chechen 11,000 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 French 800 49,469,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 %
Gurani, Hawrami 34,000 62,000 Gurani Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
Gurani, Sarli 28,000 28,000 Sarli Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
 Gypsy, Domari, Zott 36,000 4,101,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,200 854,476,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 %
 Herki 40,000 102,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.04 % 0.00 %
Koy Sanjaq Surat 900 900 Koy Sanjaq Surat Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 %
 Kurd, Central 4,335,000 7,858,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 3,194,000 14,788,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Luri, Northern 108,000 1,900,000 Luri, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Mandaean, Sabean 8,300 28,000 Mandaic Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Najdi Bedouin 1,597,000 15,814,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 442,000 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
Shabak 33,000 33,000 Shabak Islam 0.07 % 0.00 %
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 4,400 115,000 Turoyo Christianity 98.00 % 0.60 %
 Turk 2,900 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 433,000 7,707,000 Turkmen Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Urdu 4,000 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yazidi 528,000 689,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.14 % 0.14 %
  Totals:  36 37,350,000       26   1.42 % 0.21 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 198,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 37,548,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
1.4 %
Ethnic Religions
1.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
95.4 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
1.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.8 %
Orthodox
63.6 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
3.8 %
Roman Catholic
26.2 %
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 Iraq. 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 Iraq
  • Christian ministry in Iraq
  • 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

Iraq Statistics
People Groups 36
Unreached People Groups 26  (72.2%)
Population 37,350,000
Population in Unreached 36,595,000  (98.0%)
Urbanization 69%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code IZ
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Kurdish, Central
Literacy Rate 79%
Estimated Illiterate Population 7,844,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 1.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 2 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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