San Marino is an enclave within Italy and is an independent country. The people are mainly of Italian descent and are called Sammarinese. Italy, then a newly formed country, made an agreement in the nineteenth century with them that guaranteed San Marino independence. They speak Italian.
Tourism is a main source of income for the San Marino people. Also farming and manufacturing are main occupations. Selling of specialized postage stamps provides a good income. There is low unemployment.
Respecting older people is important to the Sammarinese. They like to eat homemade pasta. The country is famous for its wines and paintings. Archery is the traditional sport here. Mixing with each other in cafes is well liked. There are few social problems.
San Marino may have fewer evangelicals than any other country in the world, the number could even be less than ten. It has a Catholic heritage but is very secular. Evangelism has been frowned on. The San Marino people tend to be well off financially and do not want any religion.
* Pray that tourists to San Marino who are Christians will lead the San Marino people to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that much more prayer will come about for the San Marino people.
* Pray creative ways of introducing them to Jesus Christ.
Operation World; Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk, editors.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Primary Language||Italian (31,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ita Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Italian|
Primary Language: Italian
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1530-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||New|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Fathers Love Letter|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Italian|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: La Bibbia della Gioia|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Nuova Riveduta 1994|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Nuova Riveduta 2006|
|Text / Printed Matter||EasyBibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.05 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|