Country: Maldives

Number of People Groups

7

People Groups Unreached

7 (100.0%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

491,000

Population in Unreached

491,000 (100.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.03%

% Evangelical

0.01%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.3%
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
 Deaf 2,500 50,266,000 Language unknown Islam 0.17 % 1
 Gujarati 1,100 3,518,000 Gujarati Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malayali 800 1,644,000 Malayalam Hinduism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Maldivian, Malki 478,000 481,000 Maldivian Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
 Sinhalese 2,600 402,000 Sinhala Buddhism 1.00 % 0.60 % 1
 South Asian, general 4,800 12,179,000 Hindi Hinduism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Tamil 800 2,883,000 Tamil Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  7 491,000         7 0.03 % 0.01 % 16 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 27,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 518,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Aliff Aliff 11,000
Aliff Daalu 16,000
Baa 17,000
Dhaalu 9,100
Faafu 5,700
Gaafu Alifu 13,000
Gaafu Dhaalu 16,000
Gnaviyani 10,000
Haa Alifu 18,000
Haa Dhaalu 24,000
Kaafu 34,000
Laamu 17,000
Lhaviyani 13,000
Maale 189,000
Meemu 6,700
Noonu 16,000
Raa 21,000
Seenu 27,000
Shaviyani 16,000
Thaa 12,000
Vaavu 2,500
Provinces:  21 494,000
UN Country Population 518,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Malayalam mal 1 1 Complete Bible
Maldivian div 1 1 Bible Portions
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 7 7 7   6 6 6 6 5
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 Maldives. 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 Maldives
  • Christian ministry in Maldives
  • 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

Maldives Statistics
People Groups 7
Unreached People Groups 7  (100.0%)
Population 491,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.6%
Population in Unreached 491,000  (100.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 16
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 40%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MV
Official Language(s) Maldivian
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,800
Persecution Ranking 18 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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