Country: East Timor

Number of People Groups

24

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

1,299,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

91.3%

% Evangelical

2.50%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.6%
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 *
Adabe 5,900 5,900 Atauran Christianity 64.00 % 2.50 % -
Baikeno 82,000 82,000 Baikeno Christianity 98.00 % 2.00 % -
 Bunak 65,000 89,000 Bunak Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 3.00 % -
Dagoda 44,000 44,000 Fataluku Christianity 88.00 % 2.00 % -
 Deaf 9,900 47,601,000 Language unknown Christianity 87.39 % -
Galoli 15,000 30,000 Galolen Christianity 94.00 % 2.50 % -
Habu 3,200 3,200 Habun Christianity 56.00 % 3.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 800 44,433,000 Chinese, Hakka Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 6.00 % -
Idate 16,000 16,000 Idate Christianity 58.00 % 0.80 % -
 Indonesian 3,200 9,987,000 Indonesian Islam 20.00 % 6.00 % -
Kairui-Midik 18,000 18,000 Kairui-Midiki Christianity 92.00 % 2.00 % -
Kemak 73,000 85,000 Kemak Christianity 94.00 % 1.50 % -
Lakalei 3,800 3,800 Lakalei Christianity 83.00 % 1.00 % -
Makalero 7,900 7,900 Makalero Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
Makasai 120,000 120,000 Makasae Christianity 92.00 % 2.50 % -
Maku'a Unknown Unknown Fataluku Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 2.00 % -
Mambai 154,000 154,000 Mambae Christianity 99.00 % 2.33 % -
Naueti 18,000 18,000 Nauete Christianity 77.00 % 2.00 % -
 Portuguese 700 17,755,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tetun 75,000 527,000 Tetun Christianity 99.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tetun Dili 512,000 512,000 Tetun Dili Christianity 98.00 % 2.92 % -
Tokode 46,000 46,000 Tukudede Christianity 94.00 % 2.00 % -
Waima'a 20,000 20,000 Waima'a Christianity 89.00 % 1.50 % -
Welaun 5,700 7,200 Welaun Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
  Totals:  24 1,299,000         0 91.29 % 2.50 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 19,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 1,318,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Aileu 56,000
Ainaro 71,000
Ambeno 80,000
Baucau 134,000
Bobonaro 109,000
Covalima 73,000
Dili 284,000
Ermera 139,000
Lautém 73,000
Liquiçá 76,000
Manatuto 52,000
Manufahi 59,000
Viqueque 85,000
Provinces:  13 1,291,000
UN Country Population 1,318,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 22,095.6 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 58,957.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 15,876.8 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 8,834.2 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
1,299,000



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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
Atauran adb 1 0 Translation Needed
Baikeno bkx 1 0 Bible Portions
Bunak bfn 1 0 Translation Needed
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Fataluku ddg 2 0 Bible Portions
Galolen gal 1 0 Translation Needed
Habun hbu 1 0 Translation Needed
Idate idt 1 0 Translation Needed
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Kairui-Midiki krd 1 0 Translation Needed
Kemak kem 1 0 Translation Needed
Lakalei lka 1 0 Translation Needed
Makalero mjb 1 0 Translation Needed
Makasae mkz 1 0 Translation Started
Mambae mgm 1 0 Translation Started
Nauete nxa 1 0 Translation Needed
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Tetun tet 1 0 New Testament
Tetun Dili tdt 1 0 New Testament
Tukudede tkd 1 0 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Waima'a wmh 1 0 Translation Needed
Welaun wlh 1 0 Translation Needed
Totals: 23 24 0   4 3 4 11 2

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.5 %)
91.3 %
Ethnic Religions
8.4 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.2 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
4.4 %
Roman Catholic
93.4 %
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.

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 East Timor. 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 East Timor
  • Christian ministry in East Timor
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

East Timor Statistics
People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 1,299,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.1%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 91.3%
Percent Evangelical 2.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 31%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TT
Official Language(s) PortugueseTetun Dili
Literacy Rate 68%
Estimated Illiterate Population 416,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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