Country: Kuwait

Number of People Groups

28

People Groups Unreached

14 (50.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

3,863,000

Population in Unreached

2,934,000 (75.9%)

Literacy Rate

96 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

10.0%

% Evangelical

1.42%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Akhdam, Arabized Blacks 62,000 1,786,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Americans, U.S. 15,000 188,908,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 88,000 28,924,000 Amharic Christianity 86.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 359,000 59,977,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 18,000 17,214,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Jordanian 31,000 1,411,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Kuwait 1,245,000 2,578,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Arab, Lebanese 50,000 11,232,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Najdi Bedouin 230,000 15,918,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Omani 19,000 2,650,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.09 %
 Arab, Palestinian 32,000 11,706,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 11.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Syrian 155,000 15,515,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Yemeni 13,000 7,413,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.06 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 7,400 6,319,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Assyrian 7,600 658,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.00 % 1.00 %
 British 9,900 51,498,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 3.00 % 1.50 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 168,000 36,093,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 14.00 %
 French 7,700 49,530,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 %
 Greek 1,600 10,807,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,600 854,493,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 4.00 %
 Indonesian 23,000 6,609,000 Indonesian Islam 12.00 % 5.00 %
 Kurd, Central 5,900 7,828,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
 Mahra 25,000 203,000 Mehri Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Persian 51,000 40,161,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 3.50 % 0.20 %
 South Asian, general 1,224,000 10,315,000 Hindi Hinduism 2.00 % 0.50 %
 Telugu 600 770,000 Telugu Hinduism 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Turk 9,300 58,818,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  28 3,863,000       14   10.02 % 1.42 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 144,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 4,007,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 NT
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 2 2
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 1 Portions
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
English eng 2 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete
Kurdish, Central ckb 1 1 NT
Mehri gdq 1 1 Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Unknown xxx 1 1
Totals: 24 28 14   12 14 19 20 13

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.4 %)
10.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
20.2 %
Islam
69.1 %
Non-Religious
0.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.9 %
Independent
4.2 %
Orthodox
17.6 %
Other Christian
1.9 %
Protestant
5.6 %
Roman Catholic
44.1 %
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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  • Church planting agencies in Kuwait
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  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Kuwait Statistics
People Groups 28
Unreached People Groups 14  (50.0%)
Population 3,863,000
Population in Unreached 2,934,000  (75.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 14 to 28
Urbanization 98%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code KU
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 155,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 10.0%
Percent Evangelical 1.4%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking 38 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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