Country: Switzerland

Number of People Groups

48

People Groups Unreached

10 (20.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

8,790,000

Population in Unreached

269,000 (3.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

76.14%

% Evangelical

4.01%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.2%
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
 Hungarian 26,000 11,921,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
 Italian 295,000 37,639,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 5,300 119,242,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jewish, Swiss 19,000 19,000 German, Swiss Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 8,800 14,881,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lombard 315,000 3,476,000 Lombard Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % -
 Macedonian 69,000 1,954,000 Macedonian Christianity 63.00 % 0.20 % -
 Portuguese 214,000 17,337,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
Rhaeto-Romansch, Engadine 44,000 67,000 Romansh Christianity 97.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Sinte 26,000 225,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Romani, Swiss 24,000 24,000 German, Swiss Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romanian 24,000 21,564,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 17,000 135,843,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Serb 63,000 8,286,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Slovak 19,000 5,387,000 Slovak Christianity 91.00 % 1.50 % -
 South Asian, general 77,000 12,179,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 % 2
 Spaniard 88,000 29,945,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 7,000 9,480,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Thai 8,900 24,271,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Tibetan, Central 8,100 1,134,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism ☀︎ 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Tigray, Tigrinya 42,000 10,006,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
 Turk 69,000 67,389,000 Turkish Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Walser 18,000 32,000 Walser Christianity 97.00 % 2.00 % -
  Totals:  48 8,790,000         10 76.14 % 4.01 % 11 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 8,851,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Aargau 678,000
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 59,000
Appenzell Innerrhoden 18,000
Basel-Landschaft 304,000
Basel-Stadt 205,000
Bern 1,088,000
Fribourg 309,000
Genève 508,000
Glarus 43,000
Graubünden 214,000
Jura 78,000
Lucerne 420,000
Neuchâtel 191,000
Nidwalden 46,000
Obwalden 40,000
Sankt Gallen 532,000
Schaffhausen 84,000
Schwyz 163,000
Solothurn 283,000
Thurgau 275,000
Ticino 371,000
Uri 39,000
Valais 347,000
Vaud 792,000
Zug 125,000
Zürich 1,524,000
Provinces:  26 8,736,000
UN Country Population 8,851,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Levantine apc 2 1 Bible Portions
Arpitan frp 1 0 New Testament
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
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
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 3 1 New Testament
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Lombard lmo 1 0 Bible Portions
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Romansh roh 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Swiss-German Sign Language sgg 1 0 Unspecified
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigrigna tir 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Walser wae 1 0 New Testament
West Flemish vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 43 48 10   33 32 34 39 32
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Switzerland
  • Christian ministry in Switzerland
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Switzerland Statistics
People Groups 48
Unreached People Groups 10  (20.8%)
Population 8,790,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 269,000  (3.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 76.1%
Percent Evangelical 4.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 11
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 74%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code SZ
Official Language(s) German, SwissFrench
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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