Country: Finland

Number of People Groups

59

People Groups Unreached

16 (27.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,516,000

Population in Unreached

63,000 (1.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

81.4%

% Evangelical

10.36%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

-1.0%
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 *
 Akan 1,300 5,405,000 Akan Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 % -
 Albanian 6,200 5,179,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 38.00 % 0.50 % -
 Americans, U.S. 2,900 192,802,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,100 24,052,000 Amharic Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 700 17,125,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 600 68,881,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 7,000 16,842,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 1,100 16,175,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Bosniak 1,600 2,820,000 Bosnian Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
Brazilian, White 900 96,632,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 26.00 % -
 British 4,400 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 1,800 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 % -
 Burmese 1,500 32,046,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.07 % 1
Cameroonian Creole, Detribalized 800 1,610,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
Deaf 11,000 47,601,000 Finnish Sign Language Christianity 83.75 % -
 Dutch 1,300 15,345,000 Dutch Non-Religious 48.00 % 4.40 % -
 Estonian 50,000 1,085,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 2,400 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 99.00 % 13.00 % -
Finland Swedes 269,000 379,000 Swedish Christianity 67.00 % 7.00 % -
 Finnish 4,919,000 5,766,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 10.84 % -
Finnish, Tornedalen 38,000 71,000 Finnish, Tornedalen Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 French 2,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 4,100 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 7,800 882,277,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hungarian 1,900 11,495,000 Hungarian Christianity 86.00 % 2.50 % -
 Italian 2,300 38,274,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 1,100 122,906,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % 1
Jew, Finnish 1,300 1,300 Finnish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karelian 11,000 76,000 Karelian Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kikuyu 1,000 10,819,000 Gikuyu Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 % -
Komi-Zyrian 1,200 235,000 Komi-Zyrian Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
Kongo, Tuba 1,800 10,973,000 Kituba Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,300 15,724,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Latvian 1,700 1,442,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 53.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lithuanian 1,300 2,804,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Mexican 500 102,757,000 Spanish Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 % -
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 1,000 28,433,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.11 % 0.08 % 1
 Nepali, general 3,900 782,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
Olonetsian, Livvikovian 5,500 19,000 Livvi-Karelian Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 % -
 Persian 2,900 41,809,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 3,800 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Kalo Finnish 13,000 16,000 Romani, Kalo Finnish Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 % -
 Romanian 2,300 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 31,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saami, Inari 700 700 Saami, Inari Christianity 95.00 % 11.00 % -
Saami, Northern 3,800 43,000 Saami, North Christianity 97.00 % 12.00 % -
Saami, Skolt 500 900 Saami, Skolt Christianity 97.00 % 10.00 % -
 Serb 700 10,002,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Somali 7,600 22,952,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 1,500 1,600,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, general 11,000 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Spaniard 2,400 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 34,000 9,024,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Tajik 3,600 10,099,000 Tajik Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Tatar 800 6,422,000 Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai 7,000 22,134,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Turk 4,600 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 3,100 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
 Vietnamese 4,100 84,982,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
  Totals:  59 5,516,000         16 81.42 % 10.36 % 16 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 25,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 5,541,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Eastern Finland 680,000
Lapland 220,000
Oulu 243,000
Southern Finland 2,639,000
Western Finland 1,648,000
Provinces:  5 5,430,000
UN Country Population 5,541,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 5,216.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 13,886.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 3,729.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 2,076.2 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
5,516,000



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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
Akan aka 1 0 Complete Bible
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 2 1 Complete Bible
Finnish Sign Language fse 1 0 Bible Portions
Finnish, Tornedalen fit 1 0 Bible Portions
French fra 2 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Gikuyu kik 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Karelian krl 1 0 New Testament
Kituba ktu 1 0 Complete Bible
Komi-Zyrian kpv 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Livvi-Karelian olo 1 0 New Testament
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Kalo Finnish rmf 1 0 Bible Portions
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saami, Inari smn 1 0 Bible Portions
Saami, North sme 1 0 Complete Bible
Saami, Skolt sms 1 0 Bible Portions
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 2 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 2 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 53 59 16   39 43 45 46 33

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.4 %)
81.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
0.8 %
Non-Religious
17.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.1 %
Orthodox
1.9 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
96.6 %
Roman Catholic
0.5 %
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.

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Finland Statistics
People Groups 59
Unreached People Groups 16  (27.1%)
Population 5,516,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.3%
Population in Unreached 63,000  (1.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 81.4%
Percent Evangelical 10.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate -1.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 16
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 85%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code FI
Official Language(s) FinnishSwedish
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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