Country: Taiwan

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

10 (28.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

23,420,000

Population in Unreached

4,395,000 (18.8%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

6.0%

% Evangelical

2.83%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.2%
(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
 Americans, U.S. 5,900 190,299,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 %
 Ami 204,000 206,000 Amis Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 2,100 17,681,000 English Christianity 73.00 % 7.00 %
 British 2,500 51,406,000 English Christianity 62.00 % 8.00 %
 Bunun 57,000 59,000 Bunun Christianity 75.00 % 14.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Taiwan Sign Language Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.90 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 80,000 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.00 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 4,244,000 42,846,000 Chinese, Hakka Ethnic Religions 2.10 % 0.35 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,523,000 858,337,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 3.00 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 13,501,000 56,475,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 3.10 %
 Hui 56,000 13,687,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Indonesian 251,000 6,676,000 Indonesian Islam 14.00 % 5.00 %
 Japanese 12,000 124,775,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
Jew, Chinese 100 100 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
Kanakanabu 300 300 Kanakanabu Christianity 75.00 % 30.00 %
Kavalan, Kuwarawan 1,400 1,400 Chinese, Min Nan Christianity 76.00 % 7.00 %
 Korean 3,500 80,517,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.00 %
 Malay 13,000 11,678,000 Malay Islam 0.50 % 0.30 %
 Mongol, Khalka 500 2,165,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Paiwanese, Tamari 98,000 99,000 Paiwan Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 %
 Pinuyumayan 14,000 14,000 Puyuma Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 %
 Rukai, Tsalisen 13,000 13,000 Rukai Christianity 78.00 % 10.00 %
Saaroa 300 300 Saaroa Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
Saiset 6,500 6,500 Saisiyat Christianity 68.00 % 11.00 %
Sakizaya 900 900 Amis, Nataoran Christianity 82.00 % 2.00 %
Seediq 9,500 9,500 Taroko Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 %
Siraya 3,000 3,000 Chinese, Min Nan Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 %
 Tayal, Atayal 87,000 87,000 Atayal Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 %
 Thai, Central 67,000 20,386,000 Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 %
Thao, Sau 800 800 Chinese, Min Nan Christianity 78.00 % 8.00 %
 Tibetan, Central 2,000 1,069,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.01 % 0.01 %
Truku 30,000 30,000 Taroko Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 %
Tsou, Northern Tsuu 6,700 6,700 Tsou Christianity 72.00 % 4.00 %
 Vietnamese 120,000 84,972,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.00 % 1.80 %
 Yami, Botel Tabago 3,500 3,500 Yami Christianity 82.00 % 8.00 %
  Totals:  35 23,420,000       10   5.96 % 2.83 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 45,000              
  World Factbook (2016) 23,465,000              
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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
Amis ami 1 0 Complete Bible
Amis, Nataoran ais 1 0
Atayal tay 1 0 Complete Bible
Bunun bnn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 3 2 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 4 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kanakanabu xnb 1 0
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1
Mongolian, Halh khk 1 1 Complete Bible
Paiwan pwn 1 0 New Testament
Puyuma pyu 1 0 Bible Portions
Rukai dru 1 0 New Testament
Saaroa sxr 1 1
Saisiyat xsy 1 0
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Taiwan Sign Language tss 1 1
Taroko trv 2 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tsou tsu 1 0 New Testament
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Yami tao 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 27 35 10   11 12 13 23 9

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
27.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.8 %)
6.0 %
Ethnic Religions
61.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.2 %
Non-Religious
2.9 %
Other / Small Religions
1.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
32.3 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
8.3 %
Protestant
33.5 %
Roman Catholic
25.7 %
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 Taiwan. 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 Taiwan
  • Christian ministry in Taiwan
  • 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 Taiwan or Northeast Asia. 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.

In Northeast Asia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Asia Evangelistic Fellowship International Medium
Asian Outreach, U.S.A. Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
BMS World Mission Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Canadian Baptist International Ministries Medium
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Brethren Assemblies Large
Church Mission Society Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church Resource Ministries Medium
Church World Service Medium
CLC International Medium
Commission to Every Nation Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Elim Fellowship Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Every Home for Christ Medium
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Small
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Frontiers Medium
Galcom International Small
Global Recordings Network Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Gospel Fellowship Association Medium
Gospel Furthering Fellowship Small
InterAct - Evangeliska Frikyrkan Medium
InterComm Small
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students Large
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Interserve Medium
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Lifewords (Scripture Gift Mission) Medium
Literacy and Evangelism International Small
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Mennonite Mission Network Medium
Mission Ministries Medium
New Mission Systems International Medium
OMF International (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) Large
One Mission Society Medium
Open Air Campaigners (OAC) Medium
Open Doors International Medium
Operation Mobilization Large
Partners in Asian Missions Medium
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Medium
Pioneers Medium
Reformed Baptist Mission Services Small
SEND International Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) Medium
Tearfund Medium
Tentmakers International Small
The Leprosy Mission Medium
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
World Harvest Now, Incorporated Small
World Horizons Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Wycliffe Bible Translators Large
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Taiwan Statistics
People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 10  (28.6%)
Population 23,420,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.8%
Population in Unreached 4,395,000  (18.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 96 to 110
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 6.0%
Percent Evangelical 2.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization Unknown
Continent Asia
Region Northeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TW
National Bible Society Website
Official National Language(s) Chinese, Mandarin    Chinese, Hakka
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 234,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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