Country: Portugal

Number of People Groups

43

People Groups Unreached

6 (14.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

10,215,000

Population in Unreached

111,000 (1.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

92.79%

% Evangelical

3.52%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.1%
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. 2,200 195,898,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 1,100 16,862,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 % -
Angolan Mestico 25,000 25,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 14.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 20,000 6,472,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Moroccan 5,900 29,493,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Asturian 9,800 597,000 Asturian Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Brazilian, general 186,000 222,000 Portuguese Christianity 92.00 % 20.00 % -
 British 47,000 53,788,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 6,800 6,846,000 Bulgarian Christianity 78.00 % 1.50 % -
 Cape Verdean 37,000 809,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % -
 Chinese, general 26,000 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Crioulo, Upper Guinea 24,000 534,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 % -
 Deaf 21,000 49,091,000 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.40 % -
 Dutch 10,000 13,812,000 Dutch Non-Religious 46.00 % 3.00 % -
 Extremaduran 1,500 1,293,000 Extremaduran Christianity 83.00 % 0.70 % -
 French 25,000 50,354,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Galician 15,000 3,274,000 Galician Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
 German 16,000 66,126,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 1,500 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
Guinea-Bissaun, general 20,000 20,000 Portuguese Islam 11.00 % 1.60 % -
 Gujarati 20,000 3,412,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Irish 1,200 8,413,000 English Christianity 94.00 % 0.80 % -
 Italian 28,000 37,757,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 700 120,442,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, Portuguese 3,300 97,000 Portuguese Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mestico, Mozambican 3,400 3,400 Portuguese Christianity 48.00 % 10.00 % -
 Mestico, Saotomense 9,600 205,000 Saotomense Christianity 87.00 % 4.20 % -
Minderico 500 500 Portuguese Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Mirandes 14,000 14,000 Mirandese Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % -
 Moldovans 13,000 3,198,000 Romanian Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Portuguese 9,368,000 19,699,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.20 % -
 Romani, Calo 5,100 940,000 Calo Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Portuguese 74,000 74,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 600 1,151,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Romanian 30,000 21,453,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 4,100 134,085,000 Russian Christianity 77.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 80,000 12,066,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.00 % 2.00 % 2
 Spaniard 17,000 29,748,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
Swiss, Portuguese-speaking 1,500 1,500 Portuguese Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Timorese 3,000 822,000 Uab Meto Christianity 100.00 % 1.00 % -
 Turk 700 65,529,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 29,000 34,756,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.00 % 3.80 % -
 Venezuelan 7,800 25,852,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 11.00 % -
  Totals:  43 10,215,000         6 92.79 % 3.52 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 56,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 10,271,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Aveiro 675,000
Azores 234,000
Beja 145,000
Braga 802,000
Bragança 129,000
Castelo Branco 185,000
Coimbra 407,000
Évora 158,000
Faro 427,000
Guarda 152,000
Leiria 446,000
Lisboa 2,129,000
Madeira 254,000
Portalegre 113,000
Porto 1,719,000
Santarém 429,000
Setúbal 805,000
Viana do Castelo 232,000
Vila Real 196,000
Viseu 358,000
Provinces:  20 9,995,000
UN Country Population 10,271,000
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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, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Asturian ast 1 0 New Testament
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Calo rmq 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 4 0 Complete Bible
Extremaduran ext 1 0 Unspecified
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Galician glg 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Mirandese mwl 1 0 Bible Portions
Portuguese por 9 1 Complete Bible
Portuguese Sign Language psr 1 0 Translation Started
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saotomense cri 1 0 Translation Started
Spanish spa 2 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Uab Meto aoz 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 30 43 6   21 23 23 25 19
Networking Possibilities

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

Portugal Statistics
People Groups 43
Unreached People Groups 6  (14.0%)
Population 10,215,000
Population Annual Growth Rate -0.4%
Population in Unreached 111,000  (1.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 92.8%
Percent Evangelical 3.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 7
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 65%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code PO
Official Language(s) Portuguese
Literacy Rate 96%
Estimated Illiterate Population 409,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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