Country: Latvia

Number of People Groups

21

People Groups Unreached

4 (19.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

1,890,000

Population in Unreached

10,000 (0.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

59.6%

% Evangelical

7.68%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.2%
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 *
 Armenian 2,200 6,607,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Azerbaijani 1,400 9,897,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Belarusian 57,000 9,979,000 Belarusian Christianity 66.00 % 1.30 % -
 Chuvash 800 1,504,000 Chuvash Christianity 35.00 % 0.20 % -
Deaf 3,800 46,968,000 Latvian Sign Language Christianity 60.00 % -
 Estonian 1,700 1,082,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Georgian 900 3,485,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.60 % -
 German 2,500 66,128,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 2,000 514,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Latvian 5,300 5,300 Latvian, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Latvian 1,245,000 1,554,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 56.00 % 10.88 % -
 Lithuanian 20,000 2,830,000 Lithuanian Christianity 80.00 % 1.10 % -
Livonian 200 200 Latvian, Standard Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
 Moldavian 1,900 3,884,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 % -
 Mordvinian 600 106,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 0.70 % -
 Polish 37,000 41,079,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
Romani, Baltic 5,400 34,000 Romani, Baltic Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romanian 500 20,486,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 462,000 133,914,000 Russian Christianity 65.00 % 1.45 % -
 Tatar 1,800 5,960,000 Tatar Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Ukrainian 38,000 37,301,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 3.80 % -
  Totals:  21 1,890,000         4 59.65 % 7.68 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 17,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 1,907,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Kurzeme 285,000
Latgale 309,000
Riga 782,000
Vidzeme 221,000
Zemgale 273,000
Provinces:  5 1,870,000
UN Country Population 1,907,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 15,037.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 40,122.7 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 10,804.8 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 6,012.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
1,890,000
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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
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete Bible
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Latvian Sign Language lsl 1 0 Translation Started
Latvian, Standard lvs 3 1 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Baltic rml 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 18 21 4   13 14 16 15 10

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.7 %)
59.6 %
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
35.0 %
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

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  • Church planting agencies in Latvia
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Latvia Statistics
People Groups 21
Unreached People Groups 4  (19.0%)
Population 1,890,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.6%
Population in Unreached 10,000  (0.6%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 59.6%
Percent Evangelical 7.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 4
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 68%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code LG
Official Language(s) Latvian, StandardRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 19,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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