Country: Bulgaria

Number of People Groups

31

People Groups Unreached

8 (25.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,900,000

Population in Unreached

632,000 (9.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

82.4%

% Evangelical

1.98%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.7%
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 *
 Adyghe 500 689,000 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Albanian 1,000 5,179,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 31.00 % 0.30 % -
 Arab 11,000 496,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Armenian 6,100 6,249,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Aromanian 9,800 316,000 Aromanian Christianity 90.00 % 0.80 % -
 British 2,400 53,901,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 9.00 % -
 Bulgarian 5,775,000 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 94.00 % 2.13 % -
 Chinese, general 1,800 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 3.00 % -
 Czech 9,000 10,907,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.60 % -
 Deaf 35,000 47,601,000 Bulgarian Sign Language Christianity 79.91 % -
 Gagauzi Turk 1,200 176,000 Gagauz Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
 German 700 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 6.00 % -
 Greek 1,300 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.18 % -
 Jew, Bulgarian 1,100 1,100 Bulgarian Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Karakachan 2,400 8,900 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
 Macedonian 1,500 1,925,000 Macedonian Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 % -
 Millet 88,000 88,000 Turkish Islam 19.00 % 3.00 % -
 Moldavian 800 3,875,000 Romanian Christianity 74.00 % 3.70 % -
Palityan, Bogomil 800 800 Bulgarian Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 % -
 Polish 800 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.20 % -
 Pomak 66,000 478,000 Bulgarian Islam 1.20 % 0.30 % 1
 Romani, Balkan 93,000 1,239,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 65.00 % 3.46 % -
 Romani, Bulgarian 225,000 225,000 Bulgarian Christianity 51.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 1,700 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 68.00 % 5.00 % -
 Russian 9,300 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Serb 500 10,002,000 Serbian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 % -
 Tatar, Crimean 1,300 607,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Turk 550,000 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.10 % 0.01 % 11
 Ukrainian 1,800 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Vietnamese 1,700 84,982,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 5.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Yoruk 1,000 468,000 Balkan Gagauz Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  31 6,900,000         8 82.39 % 1.98 % 18 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 48,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 6,948,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Blagoevgrad 300,000
Burgas 385,000
Dobrich 176,000
Gabrovo 114,000
Grad Sofiya 1,194,000
Haskovo 227,000
Kardzhali 141,000
Kyustendil 127,000
Lovech 130,000
Montana 137,000
Pazardzhik 255,000
Pernik 124,000
Pleven 250,000
Plovdiv 631,000
Razgrad 116,000
Ruse 217,000
Shumen 167,000
Silistra 110,000
Sliven 182,000
Smolyan 113,000
Sofia 228,000
Stara Zagora 308,000
Targovishte 112,000
Varna 439,000
Veliko Tarnovo 239,000
Vidin 93,000
Vratsa 173,000
Yambol 121,000
Provinces:  28 6,809,000
UN Country Population 6,948,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 4,169.8 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 11,101.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 2,981.6 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 1,659.7 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,900,000



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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
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Aromanian rup 1 0 Bible Portions
Balkan Gagauz Turkish bgx 1 1 Translation Needed
Bulgarian bul 5 2 Complete Bible
Bulgarian Sign Language bqn 1 0 Translation Started
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Crimean Tatar crh 1 1 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Gagauz gag 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 2 0 Complete Bible
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Balkan rmn 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 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 2 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 25 31 8   19 18 21 22 16

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.0 %)
82.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
11.7 %
Non-Religious
5.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.8 %
Orthodox
96.8 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
1.3 %
Roman Catholic
1.2 %
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.

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Bulgaria Statistics
People Groups 31
Unreached People Groups 8  (25.8%)
Population 6,900,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.7%
Population in Unreached 632,000  (9.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 82.4%
Percent Evangelical 2.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 18
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 75%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code BU
Official Language(s) BulgarianTurkish
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 138,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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