Country: Norway

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

13 (21.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,438,000

Population in Unreached

261,000 (4.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

87.36%

% Evangelical

7.96%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.0%
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 *
 Akan 1,900 5,520,000 Akan Christianity 73.00 % 6.00 % -
 Albanian 10,000 5,191,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 7,900 193,332,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 3,700 24,629,000 Amharic Christianity 81.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 35,000 17,301,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 2,300 7,268,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Syrian 38,000 16,469,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 10.00 % 0.10 % -
 Black African, general 5,400 1,127,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bosniak 19,000 3,040,000 Bosnian Islam 0.70 % 0.10 % 1
 Brazilian, general 1,800 113,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.30 % -
 British 18,000 54,223,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 7,200 6,831,000 Bulgarian Christianity 84.00 % 2.00 % -
 Chilean 8,100 17,484,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 18.40 % -
 Croat 3,500 5,295,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 2,200 10,928,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 2.00 % -
 Danish 21,000 5,189,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
 Deaf 11,000 48,207,000 Norwegian Sign Language Christianity 91.08 % -
 Dutch 5,500 15,330,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Estonian 4,700 1,084,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 38.00 % 6.00 % -
Fanter 1,100 1,100 Norwegian, Traveller Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 27,000 38,728,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 Finnish 7,400 5,676,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.50 % -
Finnish, Kven 1,600 1,600 Finnish, Kven Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 French 3,000 50,605,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 29,000 66,447,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 1,100 10,226,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 6,100 885,311,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hungarian 2,000 11,491,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
 Icelander 4,100 395,000 Icelandic Christianity 91.00 % 3.80 % -
 Italian 4,600 37,963,000 Italian Christianity 86.00 % 2.00 % -
 Jew, Norwegian 1,300 1,300 Norwegian Ethnic Religions 0.40 % 0.20 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 5,400 15,960,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Latin American, general 10,000 1,093,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
 Latvian 11,000 1,433,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 54.00 % 9.00 % -
 Lithuanian 49,000 2,794,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Macedonian 3,300 1,947,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 % -
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 8,100 28,862,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Norwegian 4,538,000 4,751,000 Norwegian Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
 Pashtun, Southern 7,500 10,284,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 24,000 42,335,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Polish 118,000 41,120,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
Romani, Tottare 7,300 35,000 Swedish Christianity 86.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 3,700 1,141,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romanian 18,000 20,458,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 23,000 133,795,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saami, Lule 1,900 8,800 Saami, Lule Christianity 98.00 % 7.00 % -
Saami, Northern 33,000 43,000 Saami, North Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
Saami, Southern 700 1,400 Saami, South Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
 Serbo-Croation 15,000 9,935,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Slovak 3,800 5,163,000 Slovak Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 % -
 Somali 44,000 24,095,000 Somali Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 South Asian, general 27,000 12,252,000 Urdu Islam 3.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Spaniard 1,700 28,659,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 39,000 9,070,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Thai 21,000 23,586,000 Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Thai, Isan 18,000 18,619,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.80 % 0.10 % 1
 Tigre, Eritrean 30,000 810,000 Tigre Islam 0.40 % 0.05 % 1
 Turk 21,000 63,833,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 1,700 36,945,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Urdu 35,000 2,113,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vietnamese 24,000 85,755,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.00 % 1.80 % -
  Totals:  61 5,438,000         13 87.36 % 7.96 % 13 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 28,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 5,466,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Akershus 559,000
Astfold 297,000
Aust-Agder 121,000
Buskerud 282,000
Finnmark 87,000
Hedmark 221,000
Hordaland 515,000
Møre og Romsdal 287,000
Nord-Trøndelag 149,000
Nordland 280,000
Oppland 215,000
Oslo 602,000
Rogaland 448,000
Sogn og Fjordane 126,000
Sør-Trøndelag 313,000
Telemark 195,000
Troms 179,000
Vest-Agder 186,000
Vestfold 254,000
Provinces:  19 5,316,000
UN Country Population 5,466,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 5,332.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 14,238.6 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 3,813.5 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 2,123.4 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
5,438,000
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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
Akan aka 1 0 Complete Bible
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish, Kven fkv 1 0 Unspecified
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Icelandic isl 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 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
Norwegian nor 2 1 Complete Bible
Norwegian Sign Language nsl 1 0 Bible Portions
Norwegian, Traveller rmg 1 0 Unspecified
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saami, Lule smj 1 0 New Testament
Saami, North sme 1 0 Complete Bible
Saami, South sma 1 0 Bible Portions
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 3 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 2 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai, Northeastern tts 1 1 New Testament
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 2 2 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 54 61 13   40 41 47 47 36

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.0 %)
87.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
5.1 %
Non-Religious
5.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.1 %
Orthodox
0.8 %
Other Christian
2.9 %
Protestant
87.6 %
Roman Catholic
5.2 %
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.

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Norway Statistics
People Groups 61
Unreached People Groups 13  (21.3%)
Population 5,438,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 261,000  (4.8%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 87.4%
Percent Evangelical 8.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 13
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 82%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code NO
Official Language(s) Norwegian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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