Country: Syria

Number of People Groups

37

People Groups Unreached

18 (48.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

21,976,000

Population in Unreached

7,010,000 (31.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

5.72%

% Evangelical

0.19%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.2%
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 *
 Abkhaz 6,200 306,000 Abkhaz Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Adyghe 35,000 715,000 Adyghe Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Alawite 1,594,000 2,287,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 32
 Americans, U.S. 1,700 195,898,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 96,000 74,436,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 69,000 19,031,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Arab, Jordanian 23,000 4,885,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 96,000 6,472,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, North Iraqi 442,000 11,180,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.20 % 9
 Arab, Palestinian 23,000 11,266,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 1,669,000 18,510,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 33
 Arab, Syrian 14,124,000 19,826,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.16 % -
 Aramaic, West 24,000 56,000 Western Neo-Aramaic Islam 40.00 % 0.10 % -
 Armenian 82,000 5,945,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian, Suret 191,000 949,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.00 % 1.00 % -
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 45,000 18,388,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedouin, Levantine 97,000 1,573,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
 British 2,000 53,788,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 2,000 6,846,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chaldean 7,400 129,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Chechen 5,100 1,719,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 220,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 6.34 % -
 Druze 690,000 1,057,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 0.36 % 0.36 % 14
 French 11,000 50,354,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 1,900 66,126,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.00 % -
 Greek 5,700 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Kabardian 40,000 2,028,000 Kabardian Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 1,793,000 16,271,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.13 % 0.06 % 36
 Ossette 68,000 587,000 Ossetic Islam 30.00 % 0.10 % -
 Persian 68,000 44,131,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Portuguese 1,000 19,699,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Domari 38,000 3,743,000 Domari Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Russian 3,400 134,085,000 Russian Christianity 66.00 % 1.00 % -
 Spaniard 1,100 29,748,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 27,000 179,000 Turoyo Christianity 100.00 % 0.80 % -
 Turkmen, Middle-Eastern 360,000 3,124,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Yazidi 13,000 782,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  37 21,976,000         18 5.72 % 0.19 % 144 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 149,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 22,125,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Al Ḥasakah 1,428,000
Aleppo 3,821,000
Ar Raqqah 750,000
As Suwayda' 296,000
Damascus 1,466,000
Dar`a 796,000
Dayr Az Zawr 949,000
Hamah 1,308,000
Hims 1,444,000
Idlib 1,188,000
Lattakia 831,000
Quneitra 63,000
Rif Dimashq 2,147,000
Tartus 662,000
Provinces:  14 17,149,000
UN Country Population 22,125,000
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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
Abkhaz abk 1 1 New Testament
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken avl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 5 3 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken ayp 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 2 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, South azb 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic cld 1 0 New Testament
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Kabardian kbd 1 1 New Testament
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Western Neo-Aramaic amw 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 31 37 18   14 20 27 27 20
Networking Possibilities

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

Syria Statistics
People Groups 37
Unreached People Groups 18  (48.6%)
Population 21,976,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.8%
Population in Unreached 7,010,000  (31.9%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 5.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 144
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 54%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SY
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, North Levantine Spoken
Literacy Rate 86%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,077,000
Persecution Ranking 15 (1=Highest) Open Doors


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