Country: Kuwait

Number of People Groups

28

People Groups Unreached

14 (50.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

4,033,000

Population in Unreached

3,062,000 (75.9%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

10.1%

% Evangelical

1.41%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

7.3%
(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
 Americans, U.S. 16,000 190,299,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 90,000 29,630,000 Amharic Christianity 86.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 388,000 61,168,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 18,000 17,702,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Jordanian 32,000 1,431,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Kuwait 1,294,000 2,652,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Arab, Lebanese 51,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Omani 20,000 2,702,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.09 %
 Arab, Palestinian 33,000 11,940,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 11.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 245,000 16,395,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Syrian 159,000 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Yemeni 13,000 7,584,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.06 % 0.00 %
 Arabized Blacks 63,000 1,825,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Armenian 7,500 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Assyrian 7,800 666,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.00 % 1.00 %
 British 10,000 51,406,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 3.00 % 1.50 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 172,000 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 14.00 %
 French 7,900 49,762,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 %
 Greek 1,600 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,700 858,337,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 4.00 %
 Indonesian 23,000 6,676,000 Indonesian Islam 12.00 % 5.00 %
 Kurd, Central 6,100 7,996,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
 Mahra 26,000 207,000 Mehri Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Persian 52,000 40,544,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 3.50 % 0.20 %
 South Asian, general 1,282,000 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 2.00 % 0.50 %
 Telugu 600 780,000 Telugu Hinduism 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Turk 9,500 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  28 4,033,000       14   10.06 % 1.41 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 67,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 4,100,000              
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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
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 2 2
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Central ckb 1 1 Complete Bible
Mehri gdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1
Totals: 24 28 14   12 14 19 20 13

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.4 %)
10.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
20.7 %
Islam
68.5 %
Non-Religious
0.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.9 %
Independent
4.1 %
Orthodox
18.0 %
Other Christian
1.8 %
Protestant
5.6 %
Roman Catholic
43.8 %
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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  • Church planting agencies in Kuwait
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Kuwait Statistics
People Groups 28
Unreached People Groups 14  (50.0%)
Population 4,033,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Population in Unreached 3,062,000  (75.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 70 to 90
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 10.1%
Percent Evangelical 1.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 7.3%
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 98%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KU
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 161,000
Persecution Ranking 38 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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