Country: Norway

Number of People Groups

54

People Groups Unreached

12 (22.2%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

5,228,000

Population in Unreached

199,000 (3.8%)

Literacy Rate

100 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

89.0%

% Evangelical

8.20%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 1,800 4,869,000 Akan Christianity 73.00 % 6.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 7,700 188,908,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 3,500 28,924,000 Amharic Christianity 81.00 % 4.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 32,000 17,132,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Lebanese 2,200 11,231,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Middle East 7,800 21,969,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Syrian 1,600 15,495,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 10.00 % 0.10 %
Black African, general 5,300 986,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 %
 Bosniak 18,000 2,964,000 Bosnian Islam 0.70 % 0.10 %
Brazilian, general 1,700 113,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.30 %
 British 17,000 51,577,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Chilean 7,900 16,540,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 18.40 %
 Croat 3,400 5,272,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 %
 Danish 22,000 5,275,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Norwegian Sign Language Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 %
 Dutch 5,400 15,155,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 %
Fanter 1,000 1,000 Norwegian, Traveller Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 21,000 36,093,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 %
 Finnish 7,200 5,156,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.50 %
Finnish, Kven 1,600 1,600 Finnish, Kven Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 %
 French 2,900 49,479,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 28,000 64,386,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 1,000 10,797,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 5,900 854,493,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Hungarian 1,900 11,553,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
Icelander 4,000 384,000 Icelandic Christianity 91.00 % 3.80 %
Jew, Norwegian 1,400 1,400 Norwegian Ethnic Religions 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 5,200 14,808,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Latin American, general 9,800 841,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 %
 Lithuanian 38,000 2,889,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
 Macedonian 3,200 2,018,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 %
 Norwegian 4,535,000 4,732,000 Norwegian Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 %
 Pashtun, Southern 7,300 7,146,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 21,000 40,361,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.40 %
 Polish 96,000 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
Romani, Tottare 7,000 34,000 Swedish Christianity 86.00 % 3.00 %
 Romani, Vlax 3,600 1,126,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Romanian 1,900 20,369,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 20,000 134,033,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Saami, Lule, Swedish Saami 1,800 8,500 Saami, Lule Christianity 98.00 % 7.00 %
Saami, Northern 32,000 41,000 Saami, North Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 %
Saami, Southern 700 1,400 Saami, South Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 %
 Serbo-Croation 14,000 7,732,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Sinhalese 14,000 11,081,000 Sinhala Buddhism 9.00 % 1.20 %
 Somali 38,000 19,582,000 Somali Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 South Asian, general 26,000 10,803,000 Urdu Islam 3.00 % 0.70 %
 Spaniard 1,700 28,626,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swedish 41,000 8,780,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 %
 Thai, Northeastern, Isan 18,000 18,104,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.80 % 0.10 %
 Tigre, Eritrean 2,900 1,170,000 Tigre Islam 0.40 % 0.05 %
 Turk 20,000 58,740,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 1,600 38,101,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
 Urdu 34,000 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Vietnamese 23,000 83,817,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.00 % 1.80 %
  Totals:  54 5,228,000       12   89.00 % 8.20 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 44,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 5,272,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Akan aka 1 0 Complete
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 0
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Portions
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete
Danish dan 1 0 Complete
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete
English eng 2 0 Complete
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete
Finnish, Kven fkv 1 0
French fra 1 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete
Icelandic isl 1 0 Complete
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete
Norwegian nor 2 1 Complete
Norwegian Sign Language nsl 1 0
Norwegian, Traveller rmg 1 0
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 NT
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Saami, Lule smj 1 0 NT
Saami, North sme 1 0 Complete
Saami, South sma 1 0 Portions
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete
Somali som 1 1 Complete
Spanish spa 3 0 Complete
Swedish swe 2 0 Complete
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete
Thai, Northeastern tts 1 1 Portions
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Urdu urd 2 2 Complete
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete
Totals: 47 54 12   32 33 39 41 30

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.9 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.2 %)
89.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
3.8 %
Non-Religious
5.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.1 %
Orthodox
0.8 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
Protestant
89.3 %
Roman Catholic
4.6 %
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 Norway. 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 Norway
  • Christian ministry in Norway
  • 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 Norway or Western Europe. 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.

Norway Statistics
People Groups 54
Unreached People Groups 12  (22.2%)
Population 5,228,000
Population in Unreached 199,000  (3.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 12 to 24
Urbanization 80%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code NO
Official National Language Norwegian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 89.0%
Percent Evangelical 8.2%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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