Country: Singapore

Number of People Groups

51

People Groups Unreached

21 (41.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,950,000

Population in Unreached

1,053,000 (17.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

12.94%

% Evangelical

7.10%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
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. 8,400 195,898,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Australian 2,800 18,438,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.40 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 2,900 3,556,000 English Christianity 58.00 % 18.20 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 11,000 74,436,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.90 % -
 Armenian 600 5,945,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Batak, Toba 1,100 2,469,000 Batak Toba Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 % -
 Bawean, Madurese 29,000 192,000 Madura Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Bazaar Low Malay Creole 11,000 11,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 57,000 53,788,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Buginese 11,000 5,870,000 Bugis Islam 1.50 % 0.90 % 1
 Burmese 20,000 31,726,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Deaf 12,000 49,091,000 Singapore Sign Language Buddhism 16.04 % -
 Eurasian 56,000 1,738,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 160,000 39,974,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 % -
 German 1,700 66,126,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Gujarati 4,400 3,412,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 443,000 79,773,000 Chinese, Yue Buddhism 12.00 % 7.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hainanese 186,000 4,322,000 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 10.00 % 7.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 258,000 44,197,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,385,000 925,789,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 10.61 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 18,000 8,806,000 Chinese, Min Bei Non-Religious 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 72,000 10,624,000 Chinese, Min Dong Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 1,199,000 43,970,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 9.43 % -
 Han Chinese, Putian 28,000 3,123,000 Chinese, Pu-Xian Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Han Chinese, Teochew 608,000 1,893,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 7.07 % -
 Hindi 14,000 2,711,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Hui, Dungan 17,000 14,005,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Indian, English-speaking 78,000 541,000 English Hinduism 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Indonesian 122,000 10,061,000 Indonesian Islam 16.00 % 5.60 % -
 Japanese 40,000 120,442,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Javanese 94,000 18,383,000 Javanese Islam 15.00 % 7.00 % -
 Jew, English-speaking 900 5,370,000 English Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanarese 22,000 86,000 Kannada Hinduism 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 11,000 81,880,000 Korean Non-Religious 28.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kristang 25,000 40,000 Malaccan Portuguese Creole Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
 Malay 556,000 18,194,000 Malay Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 11
 Malay, Riau 17,000 1,911,000 Malay Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 1
 Malay-Indonesian, English-speaking 17,000 17,000 English Islam 9.00 % 4.00 % -
 Malayali 28,000 1,587,000 Malayalam Hinduism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Orang Seletar 1,200 3,200 Orang Seletar Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Palembang 11,000 3,463,000 Musi Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 1
 Punjabi 26,000 2,136,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi 4,400 179,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 17,000 396,000 Sinhala Buddhism 8.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 78,000 1,874,000 Bengali Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 2
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 800 1,162,000 Telugu Hinduism 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Straits Chinese, Baba Creole 20,000 288,000 Malay, Baba Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 112,000 2,827,000 Tamil Hinduism 5.00 % 0.80 % 2
 Thai 47,000 24,196,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Turk 1,000 65,529,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 3,300 2,123,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  51 5,950,000         21 12.94 % 7.10 % 33 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 26,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 5,976,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Central 111,000
East 1,260,000
North 1,022,000
North-East 1,665,000
West 1,676,000
Provinces:  5 5,734,000
UN Country Population 5,976,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Batak Toba bbc 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bugis bug 1 1 Complete Bible
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 2 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Bei mnp 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Min Dong cdo 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 3 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Pu-Xian cpx 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 8 1 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Javanese jav 1 0 Complete Bible
Kannada kan 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Madura mad 1 1 Complete Bible
Malaccan Portuguese Creole mcm 1 0 Bible Portions
Malay zlm 3 3 Complete Bible
Malay, Baba mbf 1 0 New Testament
Malayalam mal 1 1 Complete Bible
Musi mui 1 1 Bible Portions
Orang Seletar ors 1 0 Translation Needed
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Singapore Sign Language sls 1 0 Translation Started
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 1 Complete Bible
Telugu tel 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 39 51 21   29 28 33 37 23
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Singapore. 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 Singapore
  • Christian ministry in Singapore
  • 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

Singapore Statistics
People Groups 51
Unreached People Groups 21  (41.2%)
Population 5,950,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 1,053,000  (17.7%)
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 12.9%
Percent Evangelical 7.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 33
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 100%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window No
Country Code SN
Official Language(s) Chinese, MandarinEnglish
Literacy Rate 97%
Estimated Illiterate Population 179,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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