Country: Latvia

Number of People Groups

21

People Groups Unreached

4 (19.0%)

Total Population

1,917,000

Unreached Population

9,400 (0.5%)

% Professing Christian

59.7%

% Evangelical

6.38 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

100 %

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
 Armenian 2,200 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Azerbaijani, North 1,400 9,820,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Belarusian 58,000 10,076,000 Belarusan Christianity 66.00 % 1.30 %
 Chuvash 800 1,493,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 0.20 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Latvian Sign Language Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Estonian 1,700 1,048,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Georgian 900 3,265,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.50 %
 German 2,600 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 700 622,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, Latvian 5,500 5,500 Latvian, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Latvian 1,259,000 1,488,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 56.00 % 9.00 %
 Lithuanian 21,000 2,894,000 Lithuanian Christianity 80.00 % 1.10 %
Livonian 200 200 Liv Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 %
 Moldavian 1,900 3,428,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
 Mordvinian 600 116,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 0.70 %
 Polish 38,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
Romani, Baltic 5,500 49,000 Romani, Baltic Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 %
 Romanian 500 20,136,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 475,000 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 %
 Tatar 1,800 6,333,000 Tatar Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Ukrainian 39,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 3.80 %
  Totals:  21 1,917,000       4   59.73 % 6.38 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 39,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 1,956,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.4 %)
59.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.1 %
Non-Religious
38.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.7 %
Orthodox
35.3 %
Other Christian
0.9 %
Protestant
29.9 %
Roman Catholic
29.2 %
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 Latvia. 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 Latvia
  • Christian ministry in Latvia
  • 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

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Latvia or Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Eastern Europe and Eurasia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
Eastern European Outreach Small
Educational Services International Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
InterComm Small
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Hope International Medium
One Mission Society Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
People International USA Medium
Pioneers Medium
Salvation Army Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Latvia Statistics
People Groups 21
Unreached People Groups 4  (19.0%)
Population 1,917,000
Population in Unreached 9,400  (0.5%)
Urbanization 67%
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code LG
Official National Language Latvian, Standard
Secondary National Language Russian
Literacy Rate 100%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 59.7%
Percent Evangelical 6.4%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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