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Ireland – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Americans, U.S.11,00028.90 %78.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Anglo-Canadian2,40010.50 %80.40 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Canadian
  
Anglo-New Zealander1,40021.00 %51.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-New Zealander
  
Anglo-South African4,90021.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-South African
  
Arab, general21,0000.50 %33.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, general
  
Australian2,90016.00 %69.48 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Australian
  
Brazilian8,80029.00 %89.50 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
British142,0006.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
British, Scottish14,0004.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglish   
Bulgarian1,8001.90 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
  
Chinese, general11,0005.00 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousEnglishP
Chinese, general
  
Czech5,5000.70 %26.00 %2 Non-ReligiousCzechP
Czech
  
Danish8003.60 %88.00 %4 ChristianityDanishP
Danish
  
DeafY1.50 %92.00 %3 ChristianityIrish Sign Language   
Dutch4,3004.30 %47.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutchP
Dutch
  
Estonian2,6006.00 %40.00 %4 Non-ReligiousEstonian, StandardP
Estonian
  
Filipino, Tagalog13,00012.30 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Finnish90012.50 %84.00 %5 ChristianityFinnishP
Finnish
  
French9,9001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
German11,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek5000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Hungarian8,1002.80 %87.85 %4 ChristianityHungarianP
Hungarian
  
Irish3,899,000Y0.90 %95.00 %3 ChristianityEnglish  T
Irish Traveller, Shelta27,000Y1.00 %95.00 %3 ChristianityShelta   
Irish, Gaelic-Speaking169,000Y0.80 %96.00 %3 ChristianityIrish   
Italian7,7001.10 %82.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Jew, English Speaking1,600Y0.10 %0.40 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsEnglishP
Jew, English Speaking
 T
Latvian21,0008.00 %56.00 %4 ChristianityLatvian, StandardP
Latvian
  
Lithuanian37,0001.10 %86.00 %3 ChristianityLithuanianP
Lithuanian
  
Malaysian3,3000.45 %0.50 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malaysian
M
Malaysian of Ireland
 
Mauritian2,90015.00 %51.00 %5 ChristianityMorisyen   
Polish124,0000.25 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Portuguese2,8002.80 %95.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Romani, Irish22,000Y1.50 %90.00 %3 ChristianityEnglish   
Romanian18,0005.40 %98.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian3,9001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Slovak11,0001.10 %94.00 %3 ChristianitySlovakP
Slovak
  
South Asian, general31,0000.50 %3.00 %Y1 HinduismHindiP
South Asian, general
 T
Spaniard6,9001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Swedish1,7006.90 %57.00 %4 ChristianitySwedishP
Swedish
  
Turk1,5000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Ukrainian3,4003.80 %82.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
  
Urdu7,5000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
Urdu
M
Urdu of Ireland
 
Welsh9,1006.00 %58.00 %4 ChristianityWelshP
Welsh
 T
Total People Groups:   44 4,689,000 6     5     36 2 8
Unclassified / Other Individuals 60,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 4,749,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Ireland – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 5 11.4 % 45,000 1.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 4.5 % 27,000 0.6 %
  3 - Superficially reached 14 31.8 % 4,320,000 92.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 14 31.8 % 250,000 5.3 %
  5 - Significantly reached 9 20.5 % 48,000 1.0 %
Totals 44   4,689,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Ireland – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Czechces10Complete
Danishdan10Complete
Dutchnld10Complete
Englisheng111Complete
Estonian, Standardekk10Complete
Finnishfin10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Hungarianhun10Complete
Irishgle10Complete
Irish Sign Languageisg10None
Italianita10Complete
Latvian, Standardlvs10Complete
Lithuanianlit10Complete
Malayzlm11Need?
Morisyenmfe10NT
Polishpol10Complete
Portuguesepor20Complete
Romanianron10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Sheltasth10None
Slovakslk10Complete
Spanishspa10Complete
Swedishswe10Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Urduurd11Complete
Welshcym10Complete
Totals: 33 44 5   30 28 30 31 26
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Ireland – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 1.3 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Ireland – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Ireland. Ministries in the Ireland section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Western Europe section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Ireland   Ministries in Western Europe
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Country Level Ministries Size
Biblical Ministries WorldwideMedium
Christian Associates InternationalSmall
Church of God, Cleveland, TennesseeMedium
CrossWorldMedium
Encompass World PartnersMedium
European Christian Mission International, USAMedium
Evangelical Friends MissionSmall
Fireland MissionsSmall
Foundation in Christ MinistriesSmall
Global Outreach MissionMedium
Greater Europe MissionMedium
Greater Grace World Outreach MissionsMedium
Ireland Outreach InternationalSmall
Macedonian World Baptist MissionsMedium
Mennonite Mission NetworkMedium
Reformed Baptist Mission ServicesSmall
Team ExpansionMedium
The Brethren ChurchMedium
World Harvest MissionMedium
World Partners USAMedium
Ministries Listed:  20
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Christian Church of North America - MissionsSmall
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
Educational Services InternationalMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Galcom InternationalSmall
GO InternationalSmall
InterCommSmall
Lutheran Church - Missouri SynodMedium
Navigators, International Missions GroupMedium
One Mission SocietyMedium
PioneersMedium
Salvation ArmyMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  39
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Ireland – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 4,689,000
Percent Urbanization 63 %
Total People Groups 44
Unreached People Groups 5
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Secondary National LanguageIrish
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 91.5%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 1.3%  [2]
Country Progress Level 3
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.899 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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