Country: Maldives

Number of People Groups

6

People Groups Unreached

5 (83.3%)

Total Population

364,000

Unreached Population

363,000 (99.8%)

% Professing Christian

0.2%

% Evangelical

0.11 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

98 %

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.17 % 0.10 %
 Gujarati 700 1,639,000 Gujarati Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Malayali 600 1,249,000 Malayalam Islam 7.00 % 4.00 %
 Maldivian, Malki 359,000 359,000 Maldivian Islam 0.17 % 0.10 %
 Sinhalese 2,500 11,080,000 Sinhala Buddhism 1.00 % 0.60 %
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 600 7,260,000 Tamil Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
  Totals:  6 364,000       5   0.19 % 0.11 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 6,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 370,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
0.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.4 %
Islam
98.6 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.7 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.3 %
Protestant
37.9 %
Roman Catholic
48.0 %
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 Maldives. 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 Maldives
  • Christian ministry in Maldives
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Maldives Statistics
People Groups 6
Unreached People Groups 5  (83.3%)
Population 364,000
Population in Unreached 363,000  (99.8%)
Urbanization 44%
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MV
Official National Language Maldivian
Literacy Rate 98%
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 0.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 13 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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