Country: France

Number of People Groups

116

People Groups Unreached

37 (31.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

64,871,000

Population in Unreached

4,278,000 (6.6%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

62.3%

% Evangelical

1.08%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.4%
(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
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 476,000 35,790,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.60 % 0.10 %
 Alsatian 1,607,000 1,607,000 German, Swiss Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 65,000 190,299,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 %
 Anglo-Canadian 12,000 17,681,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 25,000 61,168,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 17.00 % 4.50 %
 Arab, Iraqi 32,000 17,702,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Jordanian 25,000 1,431,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.50 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Lebanese 24,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 34.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Moroccan 442,000 22,238,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Palestinian 25,000 11,940,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.05 %
 Arab, Syrian 259,000 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Tunisian 157,000 10,972,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Argentinian, White 12,000 35,339,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 10.00 %
 Armenian 474,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Assyrian 3,900 666,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 %
Auvergnat 1,417,000 1,417,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
 Bambara 130,000 5,729,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.00 % 0.10 %
 Basque 157,000 2,847,000 Basque Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
 Berber, Imazighen 162,000 4,406,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.20 % 0.05 %
 Berber, Kabyle 712,000 6,460,000 Kabyle Islam 3.00 % 1.50 %
 Berber, Mozabite 5,100 181,000 Tumzabt Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Rif 130,000 1,804,000 Tarifit Islam 0.20 % 0.03 %
 Berber, Shawiya 194,000 2,530,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Southern Shilha 147,000 3,410,000 Tachelhit Islam 0.50 % 0.30 %
Brazilian 80,000 96,735,000 Portuguese Christianity 87.00 % 25.00 %
Breton 234,000 239,000 Breton Christianity 65.00 % 0.30 %
 British 158,000 51,406,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Cape Verdean 27,000 1,070,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Catalonian 111,000 4,211,000 Catalan Christianity 70.00 % 0.60 %
 Cham, Western 1,100 298,000 Cham, Western Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Chechen 29,000 1,696,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chilean 16,000 16,721,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 8.00 %
 Colombian 40,000 34,033,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 %
 Coloured 65,000 6,138,000 French Christianity 80.00 % 0.20 %
Comorian, other 97,000 97,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Corsican 31,000 167,000 Corsican Christianity 85.00 % 0.50 %
 Croat 20,000 5,201,000 Croatian Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Czech 13,000 10,546,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 %
 Danish 13,000 5,295,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown French Sign Language Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 %
 Druze 25,000 795,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dutch 88,000 15,159,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 %
Erromintxela 500 1,000 Erromintxela Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 %
 Eurasian 65,000 1,807,000 French Christianity 70.00 % 0.20 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 23,000 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 %
Fleming 15,000 6,590,000 Vlaams Christianity 62.00 % 1.20 %
 Fon 19,000 2,645,000 Fon Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
Franco-Provencal 64,000 144,000 Arpitan Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 %
Franco-Swiss 32,000 1,768,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 0.20 %
 French 45,979,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 67.00 % 0.90 %
 Fulani 32,000 1,390,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gascon 453,000 459,000 Occitan Christianity 60.00 % 0.70 %
 Georgian 2,600 3,251,000 Georgian Christianity 87.00 % 1.50 %
 German 647,000 64,379,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 German Swiss 39,000 4,978,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 0.80 %
 Greek 65,000 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gujarati 1,100 2,266,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.60 % 0.00 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 110,000 77,696,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 4.00 %
Han Chinese, Chaozhou 6,500 6,500 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 6.00 % 6.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 39,000 858,337,000 French Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 %
Han Chinese, Wenchow 19,000 19,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 7.00 % 6.00 %
 Han Chinese, Wu 5,200 92,293,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Hmong Daw 11,000 1,182,000 Hmong Daw Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 %
 Hmong Njua 130,000 750,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.40 %
 Hungarian 111,000 11,614,000 Hungarian Christianity 82.00 % 2.00 %
 Italian 177,000 37,691,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Iu Mien 2,200 1,624,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 0.70 % 0.00 %
 Japanese 30,000 124,775,000 Japanese Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 %
 Jew, French 462,000 550,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khmer 71,000 15,967,000 Khmer Buddhism 1.00 % 0.40 %
 Khmu 500 838,000 Khmu Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
 Korean 11,000 80,517,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 84,000 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Languedocian 2,559,000 2,559,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
 Lao 19,000 3,638,000 Lao Buddhism 3.00 % 0.10 %
Ligurian 39,000 515,000 Ligurian Christianity 70.00 % 0.10 %
Limousin 11,000 11,000 Occitan Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 %
Luxembourger 44,000 380,000 Luxembourgish Christianity 82.00 % 0.50 %
 Macedonian 8,300 1,908,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.00 % 0.20 %
Malagasy 65,000 83,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 69.00 % 1.00 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 25,000 424,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.40 %
 Maninka, Western 65,000 2,020,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 25.00 % 2.00 %
 Moor 19,000 4,335,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi 65,000 11,144,000 Moore Christianity 55.00 % 1.50 %
 Pashtun Northern 39,000 45,678,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 65,000 40,544,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 0.60 %
 Peruvian 22,000 24,804,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 12.00 %
 Polish 130,000 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 516,000 17,301,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Provencal, Alpine Provencal 2,947,000 3,061,000 French Christianity 70.00 % 0.60 %
 Romani, Balkan 12,000 1,249,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
Romani, Calo 15,000 924,000 Calo Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 %
Romani, French 168,000 168,000 French Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Romani, Sinte 31,000 231,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 %
 Romani, Vlax 12,000 1,125,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 %
 Romanian 13,000 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 129,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
 Saharawi 15,000 638,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Saint Lucian 115,000 373,000 Saint Lucian Creole French Christianity 95.00 % 14.50 %
 Senoufo 6,600 1,423,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Islam 20.00 % 0.20 %
 Serb 26,000 8,906,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Soninke 41,000 2,582,000 Soninke Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 32,000 1,460,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, general 274,000 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 0.20 %
 Spaniard 135,000 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swedish 13,000 8,841,000 Swedish Christianity 59.00 % 6.90 %
 Tai Dam 1,100 902,000 Tai Dam Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 %
 Tay 1,900 1,986,000 Tay Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Thai, Central 10,000 20,386,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 26,000 1,395,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 221,000 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 23,000 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
Venezualans 30,000 29,860,000 Spanish Christianity 86.00 % 10.00 %
 Vietnamese 324,000 84,972,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
Walloon 65,000 3,654,000 Walloon Christianity 65.00 % 0.30 %
 Wolof 41,000 6,573,000 Wolof Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  116 64,871,000       37   62.32 % 1.08 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 68,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 64,939,000              
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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, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 3 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 2 Bible Portions
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 New Testament
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Arpitan frp 1 0 Bible Portions
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Basque eus 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Breton bre 1 0 Complete Bible
Calo rmq 1 0 Bible Portions
Catalan cat 1 0 Complete Bible
Cham, Western cja 1 1
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Wu wuu 2 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Comorian, Maore swb 1 1 New Testament
Corsican cos 1 0 New Testament
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Erromintxela emx 1 0
Fon fon 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 10 1 Complete Bible
French Sign Language fsl 1 0 Bible Portions
Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger fuq 1 1 New Testament
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 2 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 2 2
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hmong Daw mww 1 0 Complete Bible
Hmong Njua hnj 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Iu Mien ium 1 1 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kabyle kab 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmu kjg 1 0 Bible Portions
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Lao lao 1 1 Complete Bible
Ligurian lij 1 0 Bible Portions
Luxembourgish ltz 1 0 Bible Portions
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Malagasy, Plateau plt 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 0 Bible Portions
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 0 Bible Portions
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Occitan oci 2 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saint Lucian Creole French acf 1 0 New Testament
Senoufo, Cebaara sef 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Spanish spa 6 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tachawit shy 1 1 Bible Portions
Tachelhit shi 1 1 New Testament
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tai Dam blt 1 0 New Testament
Tamajaq, Tawallammat ttq 1 1 New Testament
Tamazight, Central Atlas tzm 1 1 Bible Portions
Tarifit rif 1 1 New Testament
Tay tyz 1 1 Bible Portions
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tumzabt mzb 1 1 Bible Portions
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Vlaams vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Walloon wln 1 0 Bible Portions
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Totals: 92 116 37   50 56 76 86 35

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.1 %)
62.3 %
Ethnic Religions
1.7 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
8.6 %
Non-Religious
25.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
0.2 %
Orthodox
3.1 %
Other Christian
0.9 %
Protestant
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.9 %
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 France. 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 France
  • Christian ministry in France
  • 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 France or Western Europe. 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 France Size
Alongside Ministries, International Small
AMF International Small
Apostolic Team Ministries, International Small
Avant Ministries Medium
Bethany International Ministries Medium
Bibles and Literature in French Small
Biblical Ministries Worldwide Medium
BILD International Small
BMS World Mission Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Chosen People Ministries Small
Christar Medium
Christian Associates International Small
Christian Brethren Assemblies Large
Christian Outreach International Small
Christian Reformed World Missions Medium
Christian Witness to Israel Small
Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee Medium
Church Resource Ministries Medium
CLC International Medium
Converge Medium
Crosslinks Medium
CrossWorld Medium
Encompass World Partners Medium
European Christian Mission International, USA Medium
Evangel Bible Translators Medium
Evangelical Baptist Missions Medium
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Medium
FEBInternational Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Free Will Baptist Medium
Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Gospel Furthering Fellowship Small
Greater Europe Mission Medium
Greater Grace World Outreach Missions Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterAct - Evangeliska Frikyrkan Medium
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Medium
International Teams Medium
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Jews for Jesus Medium
Liebenzell Mission International Medium
Messianic Testimony Small
Mission to the World Medium
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
Open Doors International Medium
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Medium
Presbyterian Mission International Small
Reformed Baptist Mission Services Small
Reformed Episcopal Board of Foreign Missions Small
Ripe for Harvest Incorporated Medium
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) Medium
The Mission Society Medium
UFM Worldwide Medium
World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency Medium
World Horizons Medium
World Partners USA Medium
France Statistics
People Groups 116
Unreached People Groups 37  (31.9%)
Population 64,871,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.4%
Population in Unreached 4,278,000  (6.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 105 to 148
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 62.3%
Percent Evangelical 1.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 79%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code FR
National Bible Society Website
Official National Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 649,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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