Country: Syria

Number of People Groups

38

People Groups Unreached

19 (50.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

18,096,000

Population in Unreached

5,618,000 (31.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

5.8%

% Evangelical

0.19%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.2%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
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 *
 Abkhaz 5,100 304,000 Abkhaz Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Adyghe 25,000 664,000 Adyghe Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Alawite 1,327,000 2,013,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 27
 Americans, U.S. 1,400 190,342,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 68,000 63,343,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Jordanian 32,000 4,305,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 80,000 11,742,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, North Iraqi 48,000 9,491,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Palestinian 462,000 11,041,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.50 % 9
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 1,321,000 16,815,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 26
 Arab, Syrian 11,814,000 16,618,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.16 % -
Aramaic, West 17,000 54,000 Western Neo-Aramaic Islam 40.00 % 0.10 % -
 Armenian 58,000 6,194,000 Armenian Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian, Suret 159,000 674,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.00 % 1.00 % -
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 31,000 19,363,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.10 % 0.09 % 1
 Bedouin, Levantine 69,000 1,316,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 British 1,700 52,309,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 1,700 7,062,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chaldean 5,300 120,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Chechen 4,300 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 183,000 46,464,000 Language unknown Islam 6.34 % -
 Druze 574,000 986,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 0.36 % 0.36 % 11
 French 9,600 50,089,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 1,600 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.00 % -
 Greek 4,800 10,823,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Jew, Syrian 100 1,900 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kabardian 34,000 1,948,000 Kabardian Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 1,492,000 15,332,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.13 % 0.06 % 30
 Ossetic 48,000 568,000 Ossetic Islam 30.00 % 0.10 % -
 Persian 46,000 40,916,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Portuguese 800 17,682,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Domari 32,000 3,424,000 Domari Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Russian 2,900 133,523,000 Russian Christianity 66.00 % 1.00 % -
 Spaniard 900 28,793,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 22,000 146,000 Turoyo Christianity 100.00 % 0.80 % -
 Turk 2,600 60,402,000 Turkish Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 105,000 8,360,000 Turkmen Islam 2.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Yazidi 11,000 708,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  38 18,096,000       19   5.78 % 0.19 % 118 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 188,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 18,284,000                

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Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   18,096,000 38 19 50.0 % 5,618,000 31.0 % 0
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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
Abkhaz abk 1 1 New Testament
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken avl 1 1
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 6 4 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken ayp 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 2 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, South azb 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic cld 1 0 New Testament
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Kabardian kbd 1 1 New Testament
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Ossetic oss 1 0 New Testament
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 0
Western Neo-Aramaic amw 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 31 38 19   16 18 25 27 13

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
5.8 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
89.4 %
Non-Religious
1.6 %
Other / Small Religions
3.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.9 %
Orthodox
52.6 %
Other Christian
3.2 %
Protestant
3.7 %
Roman Catholic
37.1 %
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

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Syria. 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 Syria
  • Christian ministry in Syria
  • 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

Syria Statistics
People Groups 38
Unreached People Groups 19  (50.0%)
Population 18,096,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.8%
Population in Unreached 5,618,000  (31.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 118
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 5.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.2%
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 58%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SY
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, North Levantine Spoken
Literacy Rate 86%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,533,000
Persecution Ranking 15 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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