Country: Netherlands

Number of People Groups

103

People Groups Unreached

24 (23.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

17,451,000

Population in Unreached

1,625,000 (9.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

46.86%

% Evangelical

4.01%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.6%
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 *
 Afghani, general 53,000 918,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Afrikaner 29,000 4,668,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 % -
 Akan 19,000 5,810,000 Akan Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
 Albanian 600 5,072,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 94,000 36,199,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.05 % 2
 Ambonese 52,000 380,000 Malay, Ambonese Christianity 85.00 % 45.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 48,000 195,885,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 28,000 25,791,000 Amharic Christianity 81.00 % 1.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 18,000 18,438,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 17,000 16,862,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 900 3,556,000 English Christianity 53.00 % 18.00 % -
 Antillean Creole, Papiamentu 82,000 308,000 Papiamentu Christianity 85.00 % 6.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 29,000 74,470,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 68,000 19,240,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 600 6,384,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Moroccan 307,000 29,514,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 6
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 600 18,510,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 700 18,313,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 116,000 19,337,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Tunisian 1,100 11,839,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 1,100 5,946,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Austrian, Bavarian 16,000 14,403,000 Bavarian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 % -
 Belarusian 900 9,460,000 Belarusian Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Berber, Rif 165,000 1,889,000 Tarifit Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
 Black African, general 19,000 1,132,000 Dutch Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bosniak 2,300 3,125,000 Bosnian Islam 0.50 % 0.02 % 1
 Brazilian, White 36,000 102,016,000 Portuguese Christianity 88.00 % 24.00 % -
 British 51,000 53,765,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 46,000 6,854,000 Bulgarian Christianity 75.00 % 1.50 % -
 Cape Verdean 24,000 809,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chaldean 1,200 129,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Chilean 1,000 17,832,000 Spanish Christianity 86.00 % 12.00 % -
 Colombian, Mestizo 21,000 35,744,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
 Crioulo, Upper Guinea 14,000 534,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Croat 2,100 5,267,000 Croatian Christianity 95.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 3,600 10,665,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.40 % -
 Danish 3,100 5,251,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 % -
 Deaf 35,000 49,091,000 Sign Language of the Netherlands Non-Religious 46.55 % -
 Dominican 1,000 9,213,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 % -
 Dutch 12,479,000 13,785,000 Dutch Non-Religious 48.00 % 4.40 % -
 East Indian 148,000 1,335,000 Hindustani, Sarnami Hinduism 3.00 % 0.30 % 3
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 700 14,143,000 Spanish Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 % -
 Estonian 1,100 1,132,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 3.00 % -
 Eurasian 71,000 1,738,000 Dutch Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 26,000 39,978,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 Finnish 2,700 5,681,000 Finnish Christianity 82.00 % 8.00 % -
 Flemish 125,000 5,719,000 West Flemish Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 French 51,000 50,328,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Frisian 716,000 767,000 Frisian Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
 Georgian 600 3,164,000 Georgian Christianity 87.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 287,000 66,222,000 German, Standard Christianity 62.00 % 2.00 % -
 German Swiss 2,400 4,890,000 German, Swiss Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
 Greek 30,000 10,511,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gronings 277,000 277,000 Gronings Christianity 55.00 % 4.20 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 32,000 79,773,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 7.00 % 6.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 51,000 925,767,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Han Chinese, Wu 4,000 81,734,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hungarian 27,000 12,013,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 1,700 12,971,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 84.00 % 18.00 % -
 Indonesian 13,000 10,061,000 Indonesian Islam 16.00 % 6.00 % -
 Irish 5,300 8,413,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 0.90 % -
 Italian 28,000 37,757,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 5,500 120,442,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Javanese 44,000 18,383,000 Javanese Islam 20.00 % 1.00 % -
 Javanese, Caribbean 9,000 91,000 Javanese, Suriname Islam 18.00 % 1.50 % -
 Jew, Dutch 30,000 33,000 Dutch Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Korean 3,000 81,880,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 77,000 16,404,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 2
 Latvian 3,700 1,421,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 58.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lithuanian 5,100 2,843,000 Lithuanian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Macedonian 900 1,959,000 Macedonian Christianity 70.00 % 0.20 % -
 Malay 1,600 18,199,000 Malay Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Mexican 2,000 102,985,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 3.00 % -
 Norwegian 2,200 4,726,000 Norwegian Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
 Persian 41,000 43,567,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Peruvian 1,000 25,984,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 10.00 % -
 Polish 214,000 44,326,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 30,000 19,699,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Dutch 24,000 24,000 Dutch Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Sinte 1,400 222,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 500 1,151,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romanian 44,000 21,453,000 Romanian Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
 Russian 7,400 134,115,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Serb 2,300 8,614,000 Serbian Christianity 84.00 % 0.50 % -
 Slovak 4,600 5,228,000 Slovak Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 % -
 Slovene 1,000 1,974,000 Slovene Christianity 54.00 % 0.00 % -
 Somali 42,000 25,554,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, general 229,000 12,066,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 1.00 % 5
 Spaniard 52,000 29,748,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 366,000 532,000 Sranan Tongo Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
 Swedish 4,100 9,371,000 Swedish Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 3,700 179,000 Turoyo Christianity 99.00 % 0.60 % -
 Tajik 3,300 10,439,000 Tajik Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Tamil 21,000 2,827,000 Tamil Hinduism 2.00 % 1.50 % 1
 Thai 23,000 24,196,000 Thai Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 % 1
 Tibetan 1,000 1,133,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tigre, Eritrean 3,400 827,000 Tigre Islam 0.09 % 0.05 % 1
 Turk 307,000 66,709,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Ukrainian 4,000 34,779,000 Ukrainian Christianity 72.00 % 2.00 % -
 Venezuelan 800 25,852,000 Spanish Christianity 86.00 % 4.00 % -
 Vietnamese 25,000 85,785,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.00 % 1.80 % -
 Walloon 9,100 3,637,000 Walloon Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 % -
 Yugoslav former, general 14,000 108,000 Serbian Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 % -
  Totals:  103 17,451,000         24 46.86 % 4.01 % 44 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 113,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 17,564,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Drenthe 471,000
Flevoland 380,000
Friesland 620,000
Gelderland 1,928,000
Groningen 557,000
IJsselmeer 387,000
Limburg 1,077,000
Noord-Brabant 2,362,000
Noord-Holland 2,598,000
Overijssel 1,091,000
Utrecht 1,186,000
Zeeland 365,000
Zeeuwse meren 365,000
Zuid-Holland 3,405,000
Provinces:  14 16,792,000
UN Country Population 17,564,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Akan aka 1 0 Complete Bible
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 1 New Testament
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 New Testament
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic cld 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Wu wuu 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 5 1 Complete Bible
English eng 6 0 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Frisian fry 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 New Testament
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gronings gos 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindustani, Sarnami hns 1 1 New Testament
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Javanese jav 1 0 Complete Bible
Javanese, Suriname jvn 1 0 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kinyarwanda kin 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Malay, Ambonese abs 1 0 New Testament
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Papiamentu pap 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 2 0 Complete Bible
Sign Language of the Netherlands dse 1 0 Translation Started
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 8 0 Complete Bible
Sranan Tongo srn 1 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 1 Complete Bible
Tarifit rif 1 1 New Testament
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Walloon wln 1 0 Bible Portions
West Flemish vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 84 103 24   58 67 75 77 61
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Netherlands Statistics
People Groups 103
Unreached People Groups 24  (23.3%)
Population 17,451,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.3%
Population in Unreached 1,625,000  (9.3%)
Primary Religion Non-Religious
Percent Christian Adherent 46.9%
Percent Evangelical 4.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 44
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 92%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code NL
Official Language(s) DutchEnglish
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 349,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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