Country: Iraq

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

26 (72.2%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

38,566,000

Population in Unreached

37,788,000 (98.0%)

Literacy Rate

79 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

1.4%

% Evangelical

0.21%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Adyghe 38,000 653,000 Adyghe Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Americans, U.S. 800 190,291,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 447,000 61,148,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Gulf 74,000 4,726,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.90 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Iraqi 15,360,000 17,684,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Marsh 250,000 250,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Arab, North Iraqi 8,438,000 9,100,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Palestinian 20,000 11,940,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 20,000 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.10 %
 Armenian 67,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Assyrian 169,000 668,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 2,278,000 18,992,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Bajelani 33,000 33,000 Bajelani Islam 0.15 % 0.03 %
 British 2,500 51,834,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
 Chaldean 82,000 210,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 %
 Chechen 11,000 1,696,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 French 800 49,762,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 %
Gurani, Hawrami 168,000 373,000 Gurani Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
Gurani, Sarli 21,000 21,000 Sarli Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,300 858,191,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 %
 Herki 41,000 103,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.04 % 0.00 %
Koy Sanjaq Surat 900 900 Koy Sanjaq Surat Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 %
 Kurd, Central 4,462,000 7,996,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 3,288,000 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Luri, Northern 111,000 1,923,000 Luri, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Mandaean, Sabean 8,600 44,000 Mandaic Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 455,000 40,627,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Romani, Domari 37,000 3,340,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Saudi - Najdi 1,644,000 16,225,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Shabak 34,000 34,000 Shabak Islam 0.07 % 0.00 %
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 4,500 146,000 Turoyo Christianity 98.00 % 0.60 %
 Turk 3,000 59,475,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 446,000 7,826,000 Turkmen Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Urdu 4,100 1,776,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yazidi 543,000 701,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.14 % 0.14 %
  Totals:  36 38,566,000       26   1.42 % 0.21 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 88,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 38,654,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Adyghe ady 1 1 NT
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 NT
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 2 2
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken ayp 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete
Azerbaijani, South azb 1 1 Complete
Bajelani bjm 1 1
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic cld 1 0 NT
Chechen che 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Domari rmt 1 1
English eng 2 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Gurani hac 1 1
Koy Sanjaq Surat kqd 1 0
Kurdish, Central ckb 1 1 Complete
Kurdish, Northern kmr 3 3 Complete
Luri, Northern lrc 1 1
Mandaic mid 1 1
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Sarli sdf 1 1
Shabak sdb 1 1
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Turkmen tuk 1 1 NT
Turoyo tru 1 0 NT
Unknown xxx 1 1
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete
Totals: 32 36 26   10 13 23 25 9

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
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.8 %
Orthodox
63.5 %
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

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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 38,566,000
Population in Unreached 37,788,000  (98.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 770 to 827
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 8,099,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 7 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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