Country: Maldives

Number of People Groups

4

People Groups Unreached

4 (100.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

500,000

Population in Unreached

500,000 (100.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent **

0.0%

% Evangelical

0.01%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.3%
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 *
Deaf 2,600 46,968,000 Language unknown Islam 0.17 % 1
 Maldivian, Malki 490,000 490,000 Maldivian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
 Sinhalese 2,700 420,000 Sinhala Buddhism 1.00 % 0.60 % 1
 South Asian, general 4,900 12,292,000 Hindi Hinduism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
  Totals:  4 500,000         4 0.03 % 0.01 % 13 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 31,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 531,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   500,000 4 4 100.0 % 500,000 100.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 57,833.4 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 150,785.2 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 40,184.2 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 23,257.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
500,000
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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
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Maldivian div 1 1 Bible Portions
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 4 4 4   2 2 3 3 2

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.7 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
1.0 %
Islam
98.2 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.2 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
22.1 %
Roman Catholic
5.4 %
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 Maldives. 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 Maldives
  • Christian ministry in Maldives
  • 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

Maldives Statistics
People Groups 4
Unreached People Groups 4  (100.0%)
Population 500,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Population in Unreached 500,000  (100.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 13
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.3%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 40%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MV
Official Language(s) Maldivian
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 10,000
Persecution Ranking 14 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.