Country: Taiwan

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

9 (25.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

23,710,000

Population in Unreached

4,451,000 (18.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

6.2%

% Evangelical

3.32%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.2%
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. 10,000 191,659,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 % -
 Ami 204,000 206,000 Amis Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 2,200 17,027,000 English Christianity 73.00 % 7.00 % -
 British 2,100 53,604,000 English Christianity 62.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bunun 57,000 59,000 Bunun Christianity 75.00 % 14.00 % -
 Deaf 48,000 46,968,000 Taiwan Sign Language Ethnic Religions 5.82 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 152,000 37,887,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 4,292,000 44,247,000 Chinese, Hakka Ethnic Religions 2.10 % 0.42 % 86
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 4,574,000 878,433,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 3.58 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 13,451,000 57,671,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 3.70 % -
 Hui 57,000 14,063,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Indonesian 256,000 9,882,000 Indonesian Islam 14.00 % 5.00 % -
 Japanese 14,000 124,370,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
Jew, Chinese 100 100 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kanakanabu 300 300 Bunun Christianity 75.00 % 30.00 % -
Kavalan, Kuwarawan 1,400 1,400 Chinese, Min Nan Christianity 76.00 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 4,500 80,715,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.00 % -
 Malay 21,000 17,117,000 Malay Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Mongol, Khalka 1,100 2,395,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Paiwanese, Tamari 98,000 99,000 Paiwan Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
 Pinuyumayan 14,000 14,000 Puyuma Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 % -
 Rukai, Tsalisen 13,000 13,000 Rukai Christianity 78.00 % 10.00 % -
Saaroa 300 300 Bunun Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Saiset 6,500 6,500 Saisiyat Christianity 68.00 % 11.00 % -
Sakizaya 900 900 Sakizaya Christianity 82.00 % 2.00 % -
Seediq 9,500 9,500 Seediq Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 % -
Siraya 3,000 3,000 Chinese, Min Nan Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 % -
Taroko, Truku 30,000 30,000 Seediq Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 % -
 Tayal, Atayal 87,000 87,000 Atayal Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 % -
 Thai 64,000 21,380,000 Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
Thao, Sau 800 800 Chinese, Min Nan Christianity 78.00 % 8.00 % -
 Tibetan, Central 2,000 1,079,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
Tsou, Northern Tsuu 6,600 6,600 Tsou Christianity 72.00 % 4.00 % -
 Vietnamese 224,000 84,659,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.00 % 1.80 % -
 Yami, Botel Tabago 4,500 4,500 Yami Christianity 82.00 % 8.00 % -
  Totals:  35 23,710,000         9 6.25 % 3.32 % 94 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 64,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 23,774,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Fujian 78,000
Kaohsiung 3,024,000
New Taipei 4,415,000
Taichung 3,066,000
Tainan 2,004,000
Taipei 2,893,000
Taiwan 7,818,000
Provinces:  7 23,298,000
UN Country Population 23,774,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 1,198.6 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 3,198.3 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 861.3 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 479.2 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
23,710,000
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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
Amis ami 1 0 Complete Bible
Atayal tay 1 0 Complete Bible
Bunun bnn 3 1 New Testament
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 3 2 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 4 0 Complete Bible
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Mongolian, Halh khk 1 1 Complete Bible
Paiwan pwn 1 0 Complete Bible
Puyuma pyu 1 0 Bible Portions
Rukai dru 1 0 Complete Bible
Saisiyat xsy 1 0 Unspecified
Sakizaya szy 1 0 Translation Needed
Seediq trv 2 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Taiwan Sign Language tss 1 0 Translation Needed
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tsou tsu 1 0 New Testament
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Yami tao 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 25 35 9   14 12 13 23 9

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
27.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.3 %)
6.2 %
Ethnic Religions
60.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.2 %
Non-Religious
3.0 %
Other / Small Religions
1.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
8.0 %
Protestant
32.1 %
Roman Catholic
28.6 %
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 Taiwan. 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 Taiwan
  • Christian ministry in Taiwan
  • 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

Taiwan Statistics
People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 9  (25.7%)
Population 23,710,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.8%
Population in Unreached 4,451,000  (18.8%)
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 6.2%
Percent Evangelical 3.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 94
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 78%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TW
Official Language(s) Chinese, MandarinChinese, Hakka
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 237,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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