Country: Netherlands

Number of People Groups

103

People Groups Unreached

24 (23.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

17,558,000

Population in Unreached

1,635,000 (9.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

46.87%

% Evangelical

4.01%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.6%
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
 Afghani, general 53,000 923,000 Dari Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Afrikaner 29,000 4,760,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 % -
 Akan 19,000 6,034,000 Akan Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
 Albanian 600 5,119,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 95,000 37,281,000 Arabic, Algerian Islam 0.50 % 0.05 % 2
 Ambonese 53,000 386,000 Malay, Ambonese Christianity 85.00 % 45.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 49,000 197,948,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 28,000 27,147,000 Amharic Christianity 81.00 % 1.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 18,000 18,804,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 17,000 17,345,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 900 3,615,000 English Christianity 53.00 % 18.00 % -
 Antillean Creole, Papiamentu 82,000 310,000 Papiamentu Christianity 85.00 % 6.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 29,000 78,032,000 Arabic, Egyptian Islam 13.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 68,000 21,994,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Islam 1.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 600 6,275,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 30.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Moroccan 309,000 30,594,000 Arabic, Moroccan Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 6
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 600 18,836,000 Arabic, Najdi Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 700 18,599,000 Arabic, Sudanese Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 116,000 20,176,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Tunisian 1,100 12,039,000 Arabic, Tunisian Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 1,100 5,702,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Austrian, Bavarian 17,000 14,435,000 Bavarian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 % -
 Belarusian 900 9,027,000 Belarusian Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Berber, Rif 166,000 1,922,000 Tarifit Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
 Black African, general 19,000 1,140,000 Dutch Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
  Totals:  103 17,558,000         24 46.87 % 4.01 % 44 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 113,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 17,671,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Drenthe 491,000
Flevoland 396,000
Friesland 647,000
Gelderland 2,010,000
Groningen 581,000
IJsselmeer 404,000
Limburg 1,122,000
Noord-Brabant 2,462,000
Noord-Holland 2,708,000
Overijssel 1,137,000
Utrecht 1,236,000
Zeeland 381,000
Zeeuwse meren 380,000
Zuid-Holland 3,550,000
Provinces:  14 17,505,000
UN Country Population 17,671,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Akan aka 1 0 Complete Bible
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 1 New Testament
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Algerian arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Levantine apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Mesopotamian acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Najdi ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Tunisian aeb 1 1 New Testament
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic cld 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Wu wuu 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 5 1 Complete Bible
English eng 6 0 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Frisian fry 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 New Testament
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gronings gos 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindustani, Sarnami hns 1 1 New Testament
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Javanese jav 1 0 Complete Bible
Javanese, Suriname jvn 1 0 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kinyarwanda kin 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Malay, Ambonese abs 1 0 New Testament
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Papiamentu pap 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 2 0 Complete Bible
Sign Language of the Netherlands dse 1 0 Translation Started
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 8 0 Complete Bible
Sranan Tongo srn 1 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 1 Complete Bible
Tarifit rif 1 1 New Testament
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Walloon wln 1 0 Bible Portions
West Flemish vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 84 103 24   66 68 75 77 61
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 Netherlands. 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 Netherlands
  • Christian ministry in Netherlands
  • 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

Netherlands Statistics
People Groups 103
Unreached People Groups 24  (23.3%)
Population 17,558,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.3%
Population in Unreached 1,635,000  (9.3%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 46.9%
Percent Evangelical 4.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 44
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 92%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code NL
Official Language(s) DutchEnglish
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 351,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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