Country: Portugal

Number of People Groups

43

People Groups Unreached

6 (14.0%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

10,141,000

Population in Unreached

107,000 (1.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

93.3%

% Evangelical

3.37%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.1%
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 *
 Americans, U.S. 2,200 192,802,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 1,100 17,125,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 % -
Angolan Mestico 24,000 24,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 14.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 20,000 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Asturian 9,700 587,000 Asturian Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Brazilian, general 99,000 113,000 Portuguese Christianity 92.00 % 20.00 % -
 British 14,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 4,800 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 78.00 % 1.50 % -
 Cape Verdean 36,000 766,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % -
 Chinese, general 11,000 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 24,000 509,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 % -
 Deaf 20,000 47,601,000 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.40 % -
 Dutch 3,300 15,345,000 Dutch Non-Religious 46.00 % 3.00 % -
 Extremaduran 1,500 1,271,000 Extremaduran Christianity 83.00 % 0.70 % -
 French 10,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Galician 15,000 3,229,000 Galician Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
 German 7,900 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 1,500 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
Guinea-Bissaun, general 15,000 15,000 Portuguese Islam 11.00 % 1.60 % -
 Gujarati 20,000 2,453,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Irish 1,200 8,267,000 English Christianity 94.00 % 0.80 % -
 Italian 2,300 38,274,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 700 122,852,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, Portuguese 600 97,000 Portuguese Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mestico, Mozambican 3,400 3,400 Portuguese Christianity 48.00 % 10.00 % -
Mestico, Saotomense 9,500 198,000 Saotomense Christianity 87.00 % 4.20 % -
Minderico 500 500 Portuguese Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Mirandes 14,000 14,000 Mirandese Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % -
 Moldavian 13,000 3,875,000 Romanian Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 5,900 28,433,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Portuguese 9,501,000 19,277,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.20 % -
Romani, Calo 5,100 930,000 Calo Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Romani, Portuguese 73,000 73,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 600 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romanian 22,000 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 4,100 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 77.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 79,000 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.00 % 2.00 % 2
 Spaniard 8,600 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
Swiss, Portuguese-speaking 1,500 1,500 Portuguese Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Timorese 2,900 816,000 Uab Meto Christianity 100.00 % 1.00 % -
 Turk 700 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 49,000 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.00 % 3.80 % -
Venezualan 2,400 25,919,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 11.00 % -
  Totals:  43 10,141,000         6 93.25 % 3.37 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 56,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 10,197,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Aveiro 675,000
Azores 234,000
Beja 145,000
Braga 802,000
Bragança 129,000
Castelo Branco 185,000
Coimbra 407,000
Évora 158,000
Faro 427,000
Guarda 152,000
Leiria 446,000
Lisboa 2,129,000
Madeira 254,000
Portalegre 113,000
Porto 1,719,000
Santarém 429,000
Setúbal 805,000
Viana do Castelo 232,000
Vila Real 196,000
Viseu 358,000
Provinces:  20 9,995,000
UN Country Population 10,197,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 2,837.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 7,553.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 2,028.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 1,129.3 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
10,141,000



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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
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Asturian ast 1 0 New Testament
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Calo rmq 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 4 0 Complete Bible
Extremaduran ext 1 0 Translation Needed
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Galician glg 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Mirandese mwl 1 0 Bible Portions
Portuguese por 9 1 Complete Bible
Portuguese Sign Language psr 1 0 Translation Needed
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saotomense cri 1 0 Translation Started
Spanish spa 2 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Uab Meto aoz 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 30 43 6   21 21 23 25 17

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.4 %)
93.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.7 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
5.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.1 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
1.4 %
Roman Catholic
93.1 %
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.

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Portugal Statistics
People Groups 43
Unreached People Groups 6  (14.0%)
Population 10,141,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.4%
Population in Unreached 107,000  (1.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 93.3%
Percent Evangelical 3.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 7
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 65%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code PO
Official Language(s) Portuguese
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 406,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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