Country: Israel

Number of People Groups

49

People Groups Unreached

40 (81.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

8,595,000

Population in Unreached

8,509,000 (99.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.7%

% Evangelical

0.64%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.6%
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 *
 Adyghe 3,300 689,000 Adyghe Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 1
 Alawite 2,100 1,978,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Egyptian 28,000 65,726,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 9.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 17,000 7,855,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Palestinian / Israeli 1,465,000 10,844,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.85 % 29
 Arab, Syrian 1,700 16,089,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
Arbil, Lishanid Noshan 3,600 3,600 Inter-Zab Jewish Neo-Aramaic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 4,400 6,637,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian 1,100 850,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
 Bedouin, Eastern Bedawi 124,000 1,364,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Deaf 17,000 47,601,000 Israeli Sign Language Ethnic Religions 2.04 % 1
 Druze 74,000 988,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 21,000 38,060,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.00 % -
 Greek 3,500 10,234,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Italian 7,000 38,270,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jew, Amhara 1,800 24,044,000 Amharic Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Jew, Bukharic-speaking 66,000 106,000 Bukharic Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Cochin 11,000 11,000 Malayalam Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Jew, Dutch 2,400 33,000 Dutch Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-speaking 276,000 520,000 Yiddish, Eastern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Jew, English-speaking 94,000 6,251,000 English Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 2
 Jew, Ethiopian 77,000 81,000 Amharic Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 2
 Jew, French 38,000 524,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.05 % 1
 Jew, Georgian 60,000 62,000 Judeo-Georgian Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Jew, German 15,000 96,000 German, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Jew, Hungarian-speaking 23,000 70,000 Hungarian Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Jew, Israeli Sabra 4,824,000 5,434,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.45 % 96
Jew, Judeo-Berber 3,000 3,000 Judeo-Berber Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Judeo-Moroccan 54,000 56,000 Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Kurdistani 36,000 36,000 Hulaula Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Kurdit 9,000 9,000 Lishana Deni Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Lishanan 4,100 4,100 Lishan Noshan Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Marathi 11,000 71,000 Marathi Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
Jew, Persian 56,000 66,000 Dzhidi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Polish 127,000 130,000 Polish Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.05 % 3
Jew, Portuguese 1,900 97,000 Portuguese Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Jew, Romanian 202,000 205,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.05 % 0.05 % 4
 Jew, Russian 474,000 744,000 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.15 % 9
 Jew, Spanish 44,000 62,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Jew, Tunisian 10,000 13,000 Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Turkish 46,000 52,000 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jew, Yahudic 96,000 103,000 Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Jew, Yemeni 37,000 37,000 Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews 73,000 89,000 Judeo-Tat Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 8,700 3,505,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Samaritan 900 1,900 Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Spaniard 2,700 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
Yevanic Unknown Unknown Hebrew Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yudi, Tripolita'it 39,000 39,000 Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  49 8,595,000         40 1.71 % 0.64 % 185 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 8,656,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Golan 44,000
HaDarom 1,287,000
Haifa 1,021,000
HaMerkaz 2,170,000
HaZafon 1,431,000
Jerusalem 1,120,000
Tel Aviv 1,410,000
Provinces:  7 8,483,000
UN Country Population 8,656,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 3,347.5 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 8,911.9 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 2,393.6 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 1,332.4 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
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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
Amharic amh 2 2 Complete Bible
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken avl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi yhd 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan aju 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian yud 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian ajt 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni jye 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 4 2 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bukharic bhh 1 1 Unspecified
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
Dutch nld 1 1 Complete Bible
Dzhidi jpr 1 1 Complete Bible
English eng 1 1 Complete Bible
French fra 1 1 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 1 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hebrew heb 5 5 New Testament
Hulaula huy 1 1 Unspecified
Hungarian hun 1 1 Complete Bible
Inter-Zab Jewish Neo-Aramaic aij 1 1 Unspecified
Israeli Sign Language isr 1 1 Unspecified
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Judeo-Berber jbe 1 1 Unspecified
Judeo-Georgian jge 1 1 Unspecified
Judeo-Tat jdt 1 1 Bible Portions
Ladino lad 1 1 Complete Bible
Lishan Noshan trg 1 1 Bible Portions
Lishana Deni lsd 1 1 Bible Portions
Malayalam mal 1 1 Complete Bible
Marathi mar 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 1 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 1 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 41 49 40   18 18 24 28 21

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
1.7 %
Ethnic Religions
76.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
17.3 %
Non-Religious
3.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.8 %
Orthodox
41.9 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
7.3 %
Roman Catholic
37.4 %
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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Israel Statistics
People Groups 49
Unreached People Groups 40  (81.6%)
Population 8,595,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Population in Unreached 8,509,000  (99.0%)
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 1.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 185
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 92%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code IS
Official Language(s) HebrewArabic, Standard
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 172,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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