Country: Kuwait

Number of People Groups

28

People Groups Unreached

13 (46.4%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

4,201,000

Population in Unreached

3,183,000 (75.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

10.1%

% Evangelical

1.50%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

7.3%
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 *
 Americans, U.S. 16,000 192,802,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 93,000 24,052,000 Amharic Christianity 86.00 % 1.00 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 1,345,000 7,028,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.53 % 27
 Arab, Egyptian 403,000 68,881,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 19,000 16,842,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Jordanian 33,000 4,420,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 53,000 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Omani 21,000 3,172,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.09 % 1
 Arab, Palestinian 34,000 10,854,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 11.00 % 1.00 % -
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 255,000 17,344,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Arab, Syrian 165,000 16,175,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Yemeni 14,000 7,607,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.06 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 7,800 6,249,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian 8,100 850,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.00 % 1.00 % -
 British 11,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Deaf 8,500 47,601,000 Language unknown Islam 13.79 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 179,000 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 14.00 % -
 French 8,200 50,524,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 1,700 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,900 882,277,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 4.00 % -
 Indonesian 24,000 9,988,000 Indonesian Islam 12.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kurd, Central 6,300 8,058,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 1
 Mahra 27,000 236,000 Mehri Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
 Muhamasheen, Akhdam 66,000 1,956,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Persian 54,000 41,809,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 3.50 % 0.20 % 1
 South Asian, general 1,333,000 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 2.00 % 0.67 % 27
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 700 918,000 Telugu Hinduism 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Turk 9,900 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  28 4,201,000         13 10.07 % 1.50 % 69 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 70,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 4,271,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Al Ahmadi 931,000
Al Asimah (Capital) 530,000
Al Farwaniyah 1,094,000
Al Jahrah 515,000
Hawalli 872,000
Mubarak Al-Kabeer 244,000
Provinces:  6 4,186,000
UN Country Population 4,271,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 6,848.8 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 18,233.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 4,897.1 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 2,726.1 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
4,201,000



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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 Bible Portions
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 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 0 Unspecified
Totals: 24 28 13   13 14 18 20 12

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.5 %)
10.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
20.6 %
Islam
68.6 %
Non-Religious
0.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.9 %
Independent
4.1 %
Orthodox
17.9 %
Other Christian
1.8 %
Protestant
5.6 %
Roman Catholic
43.7 %
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 Kuwait. 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 Kuwait
  • Christian ministry in Kuwait
  • 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

Kuwait Statistics
People Groups 28
Unreached People Groups 13  (46.4%)
Population 4,201,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Population in Unreached 3,183,000  (75.8%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 10.1%
Percent Evangelical 1.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 7.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 69
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 100%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KU
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Gulf Spoken
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 252,000
Persecution Ranking 43 (1=High to 50=Low OD)

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