Country: Iraq

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

25 (71.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

41,981,000

Population in Unreached

41,140,000 (98.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.56%

% Evangelical

0.40%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.4%
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 *
 Adyghe 41,000 701,000 Adyghe Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
 Americans, U.S. 900 193,960,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 82,000 7,244,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.90 % 0.10 % 2
 Arab, Egyptian 484,000 71,476,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 16,820,000 18,095,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 336
 Arab, Marsh 47,000 47,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, North Iraqi 9,192,000 10,579,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.20 % 184
 Arab, Palestinian 22,000 11,196,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 1,792,000 17,987,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 36
 Arab, Syrian 22,000 18,087,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Armenian 73,000 6,292,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 % -
 Assyrian 183,000 916,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bajelani 72,000 72,000 Bajelani Islam 0.15 % 0.03 % 1
 British 2,800 54,472,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chaldean 88,000 128,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % -
 Chechen 12,000 1,727,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 316,000 48,824,000 Language unknown Islam 1.59 % 6
 French 900 50,956,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 % -
 Gurani, Hawrami 182,000 399,000 Gurani Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 4
Gurani, Sarli 22,000 22,000 Sarli Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,400 940,265,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Herki 44,000 110,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % 1
Koy Sanjaq Surat 1,000 1,000 Koy Sanjaq Surat Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kurd, Behdini 3,562,000 15,873,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.20 % 1.10 % 71
 Kurd, Central 4,877,000 8,397,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 1.10 % 1.00 % 98
 Luri, Northern 121,000 2,037,000 Luri, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 2
 Mandaean, Sabean 32,000 70,000 Mandaic Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 497,000 43,037,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 10
 Romani, Domari 40,000 3,611,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shabak 262,000 262,000 Shabak Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 5
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 4,900 180,000 Turoyo Christianity 98.00 % 0.60 % -
 Turk 3,200 65,645,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen, Middle-Eastern 2,487,000 2,952,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 50
 Urdu 4,400 2,144,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yazidi 588,000 752,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.14 % 0.14 % 12
  Totals:  35 41,981,000         25 1.56 % 0.40 % 828 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 184,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 42,165,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Al-Anbar 1,813,000
Al-Basrah, Basra 2,975,000
Al-Muthannia 833,000
Al-Qadisiyah 1,321,000
An-Najaf 1,506,000
Arbil, Erbil 1,898,000
As-Sulaymaniyah 2,101,000
At-Ta'mim, Kirkuk 1,635,000
Babil 2,113,000
Baghdad 8,316,000
Dhi-Qar 2,144,000
Dihok 1,322,000
Diyala 1,675,000
Halabja 109,000
Karbala' 1,247,000
Maysan 1,138,000
Ninawa, Nineveh 3,817,000
Sala ad-Din, Saladin 1,633,000
Wasit 1,410,000
Provinces:  19 39,006,000
UN Country Population 42,165,000
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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
Adyghe ady 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 2 2 New Testament
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken ayp 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, South azb 1 1 Complete Bible
Bajelani bjm 1 1 Unspecified
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic cld 1 0 New Testament
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gurani hac 1 1 Bible Portions
Koy Sanjaq Surat kqd 1 0 Translation Needed
Kurdish, Central ckb 1 1 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 3 3 Complete Bible
Luri, Northern lrc 1 1 Bible Portions
Mandaic mid 1 1 Unspecified
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Sarli sdf 1 1 Unspecified
Shabak sdb 1 1 Unspecified
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 31 35 25   11 16 23 24 0
Networking Possibilities

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

Iraq Statistics
People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 25  (71.4%)
Population 41,981,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.9%
Population in Unreached 41,140,000  (98.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 828
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 71%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code IZ
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardKurdish, Central
Literacy Rate 86%
Estimated Illiterate Population 5,877,000
Persecution Ranking 14 (1=Highest) Open Doors


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