Country: Cyprus

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

5 (16.7%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

1,174,000

Population in Unreached

236,000 (20.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

71.9%

% Evangelical

1.28%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
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 *
 Americans, U.S. 2,100 192,802,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Australian 1,600 17,992,000 English Christianity 69.48 % 16.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 3,400 68,881,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 2,000 16,842,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 1,700 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
Arab, Maronite 400 400 Arabic, Cypriot Spoken Christianity 95.00 % 0.20 % -
 Arab, Syrian 3,400 16,175,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 7.00 % 0.10 % -
 Armenian 1,200 6,249,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 British 33,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 20,000 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chinese, general 1,100 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 3.00 % -
 Cypriots, Greek 761,000 829,000 Greek Christianity 94.50 % 0.90 % -
 Cypriots, Turkish 217,000 224,000 Turkish Islam 0.50 % 0.26 % 4
Deaf 2,400 47,601,000 Language unknown Christianity 72.42 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 10,000 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 91.00 % 12.30 % -
 Georgian 12,000 3,514,000 Georgian Christianity 87.00 % 1.40 % -
 German 2,000 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 % -
 Greek 20,000 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
Jew, Greek 300 3,200 Greek Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moldavian 2,400 3,875,000 Romanian Christianity 74.00 % 3.70 % -
 Persian 1,400 41,809,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Polish 3,000 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.25 % -
 Romani, Carpathian 1,300 215,000 Romani, Carpathian Non-Religious 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romanian 26,000 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 94.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 11,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 66.00 % 1.20 % -
 Serb 1,100 10,002,000 Serbian Christianity 81.00 % 0.60 % -
 Sinhalese 7,600 448,000 Sinhala Buddhism 6.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 15,000 12,154,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Ukrainian 4,000 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Vietnamese 7,300 84,982,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.20 % -
  Totals:  30 1,174,000         5 71.91 % 1.28 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 33,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 1,207,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Famagusta 65,000
Larnaca 198,000
Limassol 331,000
Nicosia 462,000
Paphos 127,000
Provinces:  5 1,183,000
UN Country Population 1,207,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 24,507.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 65,244.8 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 17,523.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 9,754.9 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
1,174,000



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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
Arabic, Cypriot Spoken acy 1 0 Unspecified
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 3 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Carpathian rmc 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 2 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 23 30 5   16 19 19 21 15

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.3 %)
71.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.5 %
Islam
20.4 %
Non-Religious
5.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.4 %
Independent
2.8 %
Orthodox
88.7 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
2.4 %
Roman Catholic
1.8 %
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 Cyprus. 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 Cyprus
  • Christian ministry in Cyprus
  • 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

Cyprus Statistics
People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 5  (16.7%)
Population 1,174,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 236,000  (20.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 71.9%
Percent Evangelical 1.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 8
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 67%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code CY
Official Language(s) GreekTurkish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 12,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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