Country: Spain

Number of People Groups

106

People Groups Unreached

16 (15.1%)

Total Population

45,988,000

Population in Unreached

996,000 (2.2%)

% Professing Christian

77.5%

% Evangelical

1.35 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

98 %

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
 Albanian, Tosk 1,700 2,414,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 14.00 % 0.30 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 59,000 35,206,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 25,000 188,896,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 28.90 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 800 29,040,000 Amharic Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 1,700 17,790,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 14.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 2,800 16,306,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 %
 Anglo-New Zealander 600 3,416,000 English Christianity 51.00 % 15.00 %
 Anusim, Crypto-Jew 254,000 254,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Egyptian 2,900 60,820,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 14.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 900 17,120,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.50 %
 Arab, Jordanian 1,100 1,410,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 1,300 11,261,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Maghrebi 770,000 21,952,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Arab, Syrian 2,400 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 10.00 % 2.00 %
 Arab, Tunisian 2,000 10,856,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Aragonese 2,278,000 2,278,000 Aragonese Christianity 82.00 % 1.20 %
 Argentinian, White 105,000 34,939,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 %
 Armenian 10,000 6,321,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Asturian 569,000 579,000 Asturian Christianity 84.00 % 1.00 %
Austrian, Bavarian 9,200 14,746,000 Bavarian Christianity 85.00 % 0.20 %
 Basque 2,501,000 2,847,000 Basque Christianity 85.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 3,600 10,076,000 Belarusan Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
Berber, Canary Islands 936,000 936,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
Black African, general 152,000 973,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 %
Bolivian, Mestizo 183,000 7,537,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 10.00 %
 Bosniak 1,400 2,966,000 Bosnian Islam 0.06 % 0.03 %
Brazilian, White 88,000 95,891,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 %
 British 310,000 51,653,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Bulgarian 150,000 7,171,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Cape Verdean 3,100 1,033,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Catalonian 3,731,000 4,208,000 Catalan Christianity 82.00 % 0.40 %
 Chilean 37,000 16,404,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 249,000 33,709,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
 Costa Rican 1,700 3,936,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 %
 Croat 1,400 5,283,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.50 %
Cuban 53,000 9,197,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 %
 Czech 8,200 10,224,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.80 %
 Danish 11,000 5,281,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Spanish Sign Language Christianity 77.00 % 0.10 %
 Dominicans 91,000 8,818,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 %
 Dutch 46,000 15,163,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 %
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 315,000 12,641,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
Erromintxela 500 1,000 Erromintxela Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 %
 Estonian 1,500 1,048,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 4.00 %
 Extremaduran 1,253,000 1,255,000 Extremaduran Christianity 83.00 % 0.80 %
Fa D'ambu 600 6,800 Fa D'ambu Christianity 95.00 % 0.90 %
Fala 11,000 11,000 Fala Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 31,000 35,943,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 %
 Finnish 11,000 5,163,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 %
Fleming 29,000 6,547,000 Vlaams Christianity 66.00 % 1.00 %
 French 100,000 49,462,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Galician, Galega 2,328,000 3,179,000 Galician Christianity 80.00 % 0.30 %
Gascon 6,400 457,000 Occitan Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 %
 Georgian 10,000 3,265,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.50 %
 German 152,000 64,480,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 German Swiss 14,000 4,939,000 German, Swiss Christianity 57.00 % 4.40 %
 Greek 3,900 10,778,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
Guatemalan White 3,800 10,509,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 18.00 %
 Gypsy, Spanish, Gitano 737,000 737,000 Spanish Christianity 82.00 % 1.50 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 170,000 854,496,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
Honduran 31,000 7,075,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 16.00 %
Icelander 1,000 385,000 Icelandic Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 %
Irish 14,000 8,124,000 English Christianity 92.00 % 1.50 %
 Italian 177,000 37,093,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Japanese 5,400 125,003,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jew, Spanish 900 59,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 11,000 306,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Kazakh 1,000 14,299,000 Kazakh Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Korean 3,100 80,216,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 900 14,808,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Latin American White 50,000 294,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
Latin American, Mestizo 501,000 586,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 1.00 %
Latvian 3,700 1,488,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 %
 Lithuanian 20,000 2,894,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
Luxembourger 500 377,000 Luxembourgish Christianity 75.00 % 0.20 %
 Macedonian 500 2,012,000 Macedonian Christianity 85.00 % 0.15 %
 Mexican 24,000 102,758,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 %
 Moldavian 17,000 3,428,000 Romanian Christianity 72.00 % 3.00 %
 Moor 11,000 4,235,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nicaraguan, Mestizo 15,000 5,965,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 %
 Norwegian 16,000 4,738,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 %
 Panamanian, Mestizo 2,000 8,725,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
 Paraguayan, Guarani-Speaking 77,000 6,494,000 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 %
 Persian 2,700 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Peruvian 123,000 24,486,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 11.00 %
 Polish 75,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 121,000 17,271,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
Romani, Calo 40,000 917,000 Calo Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Vlax 1,100 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 Romanian 794,000 20,148,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 54,000 134,008,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Saint Lucian 700 370,000 Saint Lucian Creole French Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
 Salvadorians 6,200 6,511,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 %
 Serb 3,000 7,732,000 Serbian Christianity 78.00 % 0.60 %
 Slovak 7,700 5,030,000 Slovak Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 %
Slovene 1,200 1,985,000 Slovene Christianity 52.00 % 0.08 %
 South Asian, general 125,000 10,803,000 Urdu Islam 5.00 % 1.00 %
 Spaniard 25,607,000 28,636,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swedish 19,000 8,786,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 %
 Thai, Central 1,400 20,205,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Turk 2,800 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukranian 84,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
 Uruguayan, White 37,000 2,825,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 %
 Valencian 13,000 13,000 Catalan Christianity 96.00 % 1.50 %
Venezualans 53,000 29,449,000 Spanish Christianity 88.00 % 6.00 %
 Vietnamese 500 83,842,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 8.00 % 1.00 %
  Totals:  106 45,988,000       16   77.55 % 1.35 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 77,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 46,065,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.4 %)
77.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
2.6 %
Non-Religious
19.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.3 %
Independent
1.4 %
Orthodox
3.1 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
2.2 %
Roman Catholic
88.9 %
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 Spain. 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 Spain
  • Christian ministry in Spain
  • 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 Spain 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.

Spain Statistics
People Groups 106
Unreached People Groups 16  (15.1%)
Population 45,988,000
Population in Unreached 996,000  (2.2%)
Urbanization 79%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code SP
Official National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 920,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 77.5%
Percent Evangelical 1.4%
Country Progress Level 3
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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