Country: Cambodia

Number of People Groups

43

People Groups Unreached

31 (72.1%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

16,435,000

Population in Unreached

16,326,000 (99.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

3.2%

% Evangelical

1.77%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

8.8%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Brao 11,000 37,000 Lave Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.25 % 1
 British 1,100 53,604,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
 Burmese 5,100 32,010,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.09 % 0.07 % 1
 Cham, Western 249,000 303,000 Cham, Western Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 5
 Chong 1,600 3,600 Chong Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
Deaf 124,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Buddhism 3.13 % 2
 E-de, Rade 3,100 369,000 Rade Ethnic Religions 41.00 % 15.00 % -
English-Speaking, general 2,300 50,000 English Christianity 84.00 % 25.00 % -
 Eurasian 14,000 1,727,000 French Christianity 50.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 1,600 50,163,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.50 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 11,000 79,348,000 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Han Chinese, Hainanese 14,000 6,635,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Han Chinese, Hakka 8,400 44,243,000 Chinese, Hakka Ethnic Religions 1.20 % 0.55 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,100 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 5,300 57,883,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 1.20 % 0.55 % 1
 Han Chinese, Teochew 190,000 1,832,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 1.40 % 0.40 % 4
 Jarai 25,000 480,000 Jarai Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kaco, Kachok 4,100 4,100 Kaco' Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kampuchea Krom 276,000 276,000 Khmer Buddhism 1.20 % 0.60 % 6
Khaonh 400 400 Mel-Khaonh Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Khmer 14,442,000 16,278,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.90 % 289
Khmer Keh 5,800 5,800 Khmer Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Korean 1,600 80,755,000 Korean Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kraol 4,900 4,900 Kraol Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.10 % 1
Kravet 8,200 8,200 Kavet Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Krung 25,000 25,000 Krung Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.75 % 1
 Kui 34,000 501,000 Kuay Buddhism 3.50 % 0.53 % 1
 Lao 23,000 3,667,000 Lao Buddhism 1.40 % 0.30 % 1
 Lao Phuan 2,300 355,000 Phuan Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Malay 17,000 16,960,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mel 3,400 3,400 Mel-Khaonh Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Mnong, Central 46,000 84,000 Mnong, Central Ethnic Religions 8.10 % 5.20 % -
 Pear 1,900 1,900 Pear Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Sa'och 500 500 Khmer Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
Samre 300 300 Khmer Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
Somray 5,100 5,100 Somray Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 South Asian, general 1,700 10,836,000 Hindi Hinduism 9.00 % 2.00 % -
 Stieng, Bulo 8,200 54,000 Stieng, Bulo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.00 % -
Suoy 1,600 1,600 Su’ung Ethnic Religions 1.50 % 1.50 % 1
 T'moan 700 700 Kraol Christianity 51.00 % 0.40 % -
 Tampuan 37,000 37,000 Tampuan Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Thai 3,300 21,403,000 Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.15 % 1
 Vietnamese 814,000 84,556,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.17 % 16
  Totals:  43 16,435,000       31   3.17 % 1.77 % 347 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 52,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 16,487,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   16,435,000 43 31 72.1 % 16,326,000 99.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 1,759.5 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 4,587.4 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 1,222.5 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 707.6 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
16,435,000
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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
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Cham, Western cja 1 1 Bible Portions
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 3 3 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 1 Complete Bible
Chong cog 1 1 Unspecified
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 2 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Jarai jra 1 0 Complete Bible
Kaco' xkk 1 0 Translation Started
Kavet krv 1 1 Translation Needed
Khmer khm 5 5 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kraol rka 2 1 Translation Needed
Krung krr 1 1 Bible Portions
Kuay kdt 1 1 Complete Bible
Lao lao 1 1 Complete Bible
Lave brb 1 1 Bible Portions
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Mel-Khaonh hkn 2 2 Translation Needed
Mnong, Central cmo 1 0 New Testament
Pear pcb 1 1 Unspecified
Phuan phu 1 1 Translation Needed
Rade rad 1 0 Complete Bible
Somray smu 1 1 Unspecified
Stieng, Bulo sti 1 0 Bible Portions
Su’ung syo 1 1 Unspecified
Tampuan tpu 1 1 Bible Portions
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Vietnamese vie 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 33 43 31   17 15 18 28 11

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
85.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.8 %)
3.2 %
Ethnic Religions
5.8 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
2.2 %
Non-Religious
2.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.6 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
76.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.7 %
Protestant
13.1 %
Roman Catholic
8.1 %
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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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Cambodia. 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 Cambodia
  • Christian ministry in Cambodia
  • 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

Cambodia Statistics
People Groups 43
Unreached People Groups 31  (72.1%)
Population 16,435,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Population in Unreached 16,326,000  (99.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 347
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 3.2%
Percent Evangelical 1.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.8%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 23%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code CB
Official Language(s) KhmerFrench
Literacy Rate 77%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,780,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.