Country: Spain

Number of People Groups

106

People Groups Unreached

16 (15.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

46,320,000

Population in Unreached

1,001,000 (2.2%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

77.5%

% Evangelical

1.60%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.4%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Albanian, Tosk 1,700 2,278,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 14.00 % 0.30 % -
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 60,000 31,892,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Americans, U.S. 26,000 190,342,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 800 30,216,000 Amharic Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 1,700 18,441,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 14.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 2,800 17,819,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 600 3,479,000 English Christianity 51.00 % 15.00 % -
 Anusim, Crypto-Jew 255,000 255,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 2,900 63,542,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 14.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 900 16,634,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.50 % 1
 Arab, Jordanian 1,100 4,234,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 1,300 11,718,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Maghrebi 774,000 27,524,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 15
 Arab, Syrian 2,400 16,618,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Arab, Tunisian 2,000 11,070,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Aragonese 2,290,000 2,290,000 Aragonese Christianity 82.00 % 1.62 % -
 Argentinian, White 105,000 35,492,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % -
 Armenian 11,000 6,194,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Asturian 572,000 582,000 Asturian Christianity 84.00 % 1.00 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 9,200 14,735,000 Bavarian Christianity 85.00 % 0.20 % -
 Basque 2,514,000 2,863,000 Basque Christianity 85.00 % 0.67 % -
 Belarusian 3,600 10,015,000 Belarusian Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
Berber, Canary Islands 941,000 941,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
Black African, general 153,000 999,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % -
Bolivian, Mestizo 184,000 7,631,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 10.00 % -
 Bosniak 1,400 2,730,000 Bosnian Islam 0.06 % 0.03 % 1
Brazilian, White 88,000 96,086,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 % -
 British 312,000 52,309,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 151,000 7,062,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Cape Verdean 3,100 1,093,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Catalonian 3,750,000 4,240,000 Catalan Christianity 82.00 % 0.54 % -
 Chilean 38,000 16,590,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
 Colombian, Mestizo 250,000 34,133,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Costa Rican 1,800 3,993,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Croat 1,400 5,105,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.50 % -
 Cuban 54,000 9,235,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
 Czech 8,300 10,585,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.80 % -
 Danish 11,000 5,324,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
 Deaf 93,000 46,464,000 Spanish Sign Language Christianity 77.13 % -
 Dominicans 91,000 8,926,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
 Dutch 46,000 15,266,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 317,000 13,277,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
Erromintxela 500 1,000 Erromintxela Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 % -
 Estonian 1,500 1,044,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Extremaduran 1,259,000 1,261,000 Extremaduran Christianity 83.00 % 1.08 % -
Fa D'ambu 600 10,000 Fa D'ambu Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
Fala 11,000 11,000 Fala Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 31,000 37,243,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 Finnish 11,000 5,167,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 % -
 Fleming 29,000 5,552,000 Vlaams Christianity 66.00 % 1.00 % -
 French 101,000 50,089,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Galician 2,340,000 3,202,000 Galician Christianity 80.00 % 0.40 % -
Gascon 6,400 460,000 Occitan Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 % -
 Georgian 10,000 3,390,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.30 % -
 German 153,000 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 15,000 5,023,000 German, Swiss Christianity 57.00 % 4.40 % -
 Greek 3,900 10,823,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
Guatemalan White 3,900 10,595,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 18.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 171,000 867,109,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
Honduran 31,000 8,181,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 16.00 % -
Icelander 1,000 389,000 Icelandic Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 % -
Irish 14,000 8,096,000 English Christianity 92.00 % 1.50 % -
 Italian 178,000 37,599,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 5,400 124,687,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, Spanish 900 61,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 11,000 299,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Kazakh 1,000 15,487,000 Kazakh Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Korean 3,100 80,531,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 900 15,332,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Latin American White 50,000 298,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Latin American, Mestizo 504,000 590,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 1.00 % -
 Latvian 3,700 1,490,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 % -
 Lithuanian 20,000 2,932,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
Luxembourger 500 384,000 Luxembourgish Christianity 75.00 % 0.20 % -
 Macedonian 500 1,902,000 Macedonian Christianity 85.00 % 0.15 % -
 Mexican 24,000 104,355,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 % -
 Moldavian 17,000 3,885,000 Romanian Christianity 72.00 % 3.00 % -
 Moor 11,000 4,591,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nicaraguan, Mestizo 15,000 6,187,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
 Norwegian 16,000 4,751,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 % -
 Panamanian, Mestizo 2,000 8,712,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Paraguayan, Guarani-Speaking 77,000 6,758,000 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 % -
 Persian 2,700 40,859,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Peruvian 124,000 24,972,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 11.00 % -
 Polish 75,000 41,394,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 122,000 17,682,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
Romani, Calo 40,000 918,000 Calo Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Spanish 741,000 741,000 Spanish Christianity 82.00 % 1.50 % -
 Romani, Vlax 1,100 1,133,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romanian 798,000 20,676,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 55,000 133,523,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saint Lucian 700 366,000 Saint Lucian Creole French Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Salvadorians 6,200 6,958,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 % -
 Serb 3,000 8,337,000 Serbian Christianity 78.00 % 0.60 % -
 Slovak 7,700 5,066,000 Slovak Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 % -
 Slovene 1,200 1,944,000 Slovene Christianity 52.00 % 0.08 % -
 South Asian, general 125,000 11,642,000 Urdu Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 3
 Spaniard 25,740,000 28,793,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.35 % -
 Swedish 19,000 8,878,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Thai, Central 1,400 20,637,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Turk 2,800 60,402,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukranian 84,000 37,320,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Uruguayan, White 37,000 2,833,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
 Valencian 13,000 13,000 Catalan Christianity 96.00 % 1.50 % -
Venezualans 54,000 30,131,000 Spanish Christianity 88.00 % 6.00 % -
 Vietnamese 500 84,478,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 8.00 % 1.00 % -
  Totals:  106 46,320,000       16   77.55 % 1.60 % 32 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 77,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 46,397,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   46,320,000 106 16 15.1 % 1,001,000 2.2 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 286,412,000 618.3 % 96.9 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 %
 
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 738,622,000 1,594.6 % 71.2 % 24.0 % 1.4 % 0.3 % 2.6 % 0.6 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 209,251,000 451.8 % 93.7 % 0.0 % 1.9 % 2.9 % 1.4 % 0.2 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,546,000 245.1 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
46,320,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Albanian, Tosk als 1 0 Complete Bible
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, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 New Testament
Aragonese arg 1 0 New Testament
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Asturian ast 1 0 New Testament
Basque eus 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
Calo rmq 1 0 Bible Portions
Catalan cat 2 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 6 0 Complete Bible
Erromintxela emx 1 0
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Extremaduran ext 1 0
Fa D'ambu fab 1 0 Bible Portions
Fala fax 1 0 New Testament
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Galician glg 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Paraguayan gug 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 1 1 Bible Portions
Icelandic isl 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Complete Bible
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Ladino lad 1 1 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Luxembourgish ltz 1 0 New Testament
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Occitan oci 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saint Lucian Creole French acf 1 0 New Testament
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 25 1 Complete Bible
Spanish Sign Language ssp 1 0 Bible Portions
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Vlaams vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 73 106 16   49 46 59 65 39

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.6 %)
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
88.7 %
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 46,320,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Population in Unreached 1,001,000  (2.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 32
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 77.5%
Percent Evangelical 1.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.4%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 80%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code SP
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 926,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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