Country: Portugal

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

6 (14.6%)

Total Population

10,272,000

Unreached Population

109,000 (1.1%)

% Professing Christian

93.3%

% Evangelical

2.99 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

96 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 2,200 188,897,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 %
 Anglo-Canadian 1,100 16,306,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 %
Angolan Mestico 24,000 24,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 14.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 20,000 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Maghrebi 5,900 21,952,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Asturian 9,900 579,000 Asturian Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
Brazilian, general 100,000 110,000 Portuguese Christianity 92.00 % 20.00 %
 British 14,000 51,664,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 4,800 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 78.00 % 1.50 %
 Cape Verdean 36,000 1,033,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.00 % 0.09 %
 Dutch 3,400 15,163,000 Dutch Non-Religious 46.00 % 3.00 %
 French 10,000 49,460,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Galician 15,000 3,179,000 Galician Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 %
 German 8,000 64,481,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 1,500 10,780,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
Guinea-Bissaun, general 15,000 15,000 Portuguese Islam 11.00 % 1.60 %
 Gujarati 20,000 1,701,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.50 % 0.10 %
Gypsy, Portuguese 74,000 74,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
Irish 1,200 8,124,000 English Christianity 94.00 % 0.80 %
 Italian 2,400 37,091,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Japanese 700 125,003,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
Jew, Portuguese 600 100,000 Portuguese Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mestico, Mozambican 3,500 3,500 Portuguese Christianity 48.00 % 10.00 %
Mestico, Saotomense 9,600 183,000 Saotomense Christianity 87.00 % 4.20 %
Minderico 500 500 Minderico Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
Mirandes 14,000 14,000 Mirandese Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 %
 Moldavian 13,000 3,428,000 Romanian Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
 Portuguese 9,670,000 17,269,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 2.80 %
Romani, Calo 5,100 917,000 Calo Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Romani, Vlax 600 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 Romanian 22,000 20,131,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 4,100 134,009,000 Russian Christianity 77.00 % 1.20 %
 South Asian, general 80,000 10,799,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.00 % 2.00 %
 Spaniard 8,700 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
Swiss, Portuguese-Speaking 1,500 1,500 Portuguese Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 %
 Timorese 3,000 784,000 Uab Meto Christianity 100.00 % 1.00 %
 Turk 700 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 50,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.00 % 3.80 %
Venezualans 2,400 29,449,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 11.00 %
  Totals:  41 10,272,000       6   93.35 % 2.99 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 32,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 10,304,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.0 %)
93.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.7 %
Islam
0.5 %
Non-Religious
5.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.1 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
1.4 %
Roman Catholic
93.5 %
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 Portugal. 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 Portugal
  • Christian ministry in Portugal
  • 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 Portugal 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.

Portugal Statistics
People Groups 41
Unreached People Groups 6  (14.6%)
Population 10,272,000
Population in Unreached 109,000  (1.1%)
Urbanization 63%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code PO
Official National Language Portuguese
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 411,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 93.3%
Percent Evangelical 3.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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