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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Akan49,00015.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityAkanP
Akan
  
Albanian, general465,0000.50 %30.00 %2 IslamItalian   
Algerian, Arabic-speaking22,0001.10 %2.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Algerian SpokenP
Algerian, Arabic-speaking
  
Americans, U.S.13,00028.90 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Amhara, Ethiopian6,9001.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianityAmharicP
Amhara, Ethiopian
M
Amhara, Ethiopian of Italy
 
Arab, Egyptian77,0003.90 %13.00 %4 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, general1,228,0000.05 %0.30 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Arab, general
 T
Arab, Iraqi2,2000.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Iraqi
M
Arab, Iraqi of Italy
 
Arab, Sudanese2,0000.50 %3.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Arab, Sudanese
M
Arab, Sudanese of Italy
 
Arbereshe102,000Y0.80 %83.00 %3 ChristianityAlbanian, ArberesheP
Arbereshe
 T
Argentinian, White8,0008.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Argentinian, White
  
Armenian7008.70 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
 T
Austrian, Bavarian259,0000.50 %83.00 %3 ChristianityBavarian   
Baule24,00012.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityBaoule   
Belarusian7,4001.40 %65.00 %3 ChristianityBelarusianP
Belarusian
  
Berber, Shawiya39,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTachawitP
Berber, Shawiya
 T
Bergamasco139,000Y0.80 %80.00 %3 ChristianityLombard   
Black African, general125,0007.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianitySwahili   
Bolivian, Mestizo12,00012.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Bosniak29,0000.05 %0.40 %Y1 IslamBosnianP
Bosniak
 T
Brazilian, White39,00024.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
British24,0008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bulgarian48,0001.50 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
  
Calabrian5,344,000Y1.40 %83.00 %3 ChristianityNapoletano-Calabrese   
Cape Verdean4,1006.60 %95.00 %4 ChristianityKabuverdianuP
Cape Verdean
  
Catalonian, Algerhese23,0000.30 %88.00 %3 ChristianityCatalanP
Catalonian, Algerhese
  
Cimbrian2,400Y0.50 %88.00 %3 ChristianityCimbrian   
Colombian, Mestizo18,0006.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Colombian, Mestizo
  
Corsican6,0000.40 %80.00 %3 ChristianityCorsican   
Croat17,0000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityCroatianP
Croat
 T
Cuban18,0004.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Czech5,6000.60 %26.00 %2 Non-ReligiousCzechP
Czech
  
DeafY2.90 %82.00 %4 ChristianityItalian Sign Language  T
Dolomite, Ladino36,000Y0.80 %82.00 %3 ChristianityLadin   
Dominicans25,0007.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Dominicans
  
Dutch7,4003.00 %48.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutchP
Dutch
  
Ecuadorian83,0008.50 %94.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Ecuadorian
  
Emilian2,120,000Y1.00 %82.00 %3 ChristianityItalian   
Ewe4,60013.00 %84.00 %5 ChristianityEweP
Ewe
  
Filipino, Tagalog140,00012.30 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Franco-Provencal72,0000.50 %80.00 %3 ChristianityArpitan   
French25,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Friulian281,000Y0.10 %83.00 %3 ChristianityFriulian   
Fula Jalon3,9000.00 %0.02 %Y1 IslamPularP
Fula Jalon
 T
Georgian9,1001.50 %85.00 %3 ChristianityGeorgianP
Georgian
  
German36,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
German Swiss7,9003.00 %76.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, SwissP
German Swiss
  
Greek5,8000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin223,0005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Hungarian6,8002.60 %85.00 %4 ChristianityHungarianP
Hungarian
  
Italian31,968,000Y1.10 %87.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
 T
Italian, Sicilian4,398,000Y1.30 %81.00 %3 ChristianitySicilianP
Italian, Sicilian
  
Japanese6,3000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Jew, Italian28,000Y0.10 %0.50 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsJudeo-Italian  T
Kazakh1,3000.05 %0.20 %Y1 IslamKazakhP
Kazakh
  
Kurd, Kurmanji12,0000.20 %2.00 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
 T
Kyrgyz9000.09 %0.20 %Y1 IslamKyrgyzP
Kyrgyz
M
Kyrgyz of Italy
 
Ligurian468,000Y0.80 %85.00 %3 ChristianityLigurian   
Lombard3,229,000Y0.40 %85.00 %3 ChristianityLombard   
Macedonian77,0000.20 %66.00 %3 ChristianityMacedonianP
Macedonian
 T
Maltese30,0001.30 %97.00 %3 ChristianityMalteseP
Maltese
 T
Mauritian7,5004.00 %51.00 %4 ChristianityMorisyen   
Mocheno2,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Other / SmallMocheno  T
Moldavian140,0003.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Moldavian
  
Mossi14,00011.00 %30.00 %5 IslamMooreP
Mossi
  
Persian7,3000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Peruvian99,0009.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Peruvian
  
Piedmontese700,000Y1.10 %80.00 %3 ChristianityPiemontese   
Polish89,0000.25 %88.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Pomak2,4000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBulgarianP
Pomak
M
Pomak of Italy
T
Provencal, Occitani107,0000.50 %82.00 %3 ChristianityOccitanP
Provencal, Occitani
  
Rhaeto-Romansch23,0001.00 %85.00 %3 ChristianityRomansh   
Romani, Balkan61,0000.60 %60.00 %3 ChristianityRomani, BalkanP
Romani, Balkan
M
Romani, Balkan of Italy
T
Romani, Italian24,000Y0.30 %70.00 %3 ChristianityItalian   
Romani, Sinte15,0001.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianityRomani, SinteP
Romani, Sinte
 T
Romani, Vlax3,7001.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianityRomani, VlaxP
Romani, Vlax
M
Romani, Vlax of Italy
T
Romanian933,0005.40 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian31,0001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Salvadorians10,00020.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Salvadorians
  
Sardinian, Campidanese511,000Y1.10 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySardinian, Campidanese   
Sardinian, Logudorese534,000Y1.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySardinian, Logudorese   
Sardinian, Sard181,000Y0.70 %84.00 %3 ChristianityItalian   
Sardinian, Sassarese107,000Y0.76 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySardinian, Sassarese   
Sardinian, Tempiese107,000Y0.80 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySardinian, Gallurese   
Sinhalese60,0001.00 %2.00 %Y1 BuddhismSinhalaP
Sinhalese
 T
Slavomolisano2,0001.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianitySlavomolisano  T
Slovak7,9001.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianitySlovakP
Slovak
  
Slovene2,500Y0.10 %54.00 %3 ChristianitySloveneP
Slovene
  
Somali5,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
 T
South Asian, Bengali-Speakin93,0000.20 %4.00 %Y1 IslamBengaliP
South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
 T
South Asian, general421,0000.50 %4.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
South Asian, general
 T
Spaniard17,0001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Tajik4,8000.01 %1.00 %Y1 IslamTajikiP
Tajik
 T
Tamil (Hindu traditions)30,0003.00 %6.00 %4 HinduismTamilP
Tamil (Hindu traditions)
  
Thai, Central5,4000.20 %0.50 %Y1 BuddhismThaiP
Thai, Central
 T
Tigrai, Tigrinya8,8004.00 %92.00 %4 ChristianityTigrignaP
Tigrai, Tigrinya
 T
Turk18,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Ukrainian192,0003.80 %79.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
 T
Uzbek, Northern1,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUzbek, NorthernP
Uzbek, Northern
  
Venetian3,556,000Y1.00 %82.00 %3 ChristianityVenetian   
Venezualans5,1008.00 %86.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Vietnamese1,0002.00 %7.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
  
Walser3,6000.50 %90.00 %3 ChristianityWalser   
Wolof80,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamWolofP
Wolof
M
Wolof of Italy
T
Yoruba56,00020.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityYorubaP
Yoruba
  
Total People Groups:   105 59,744,000 23     24     72 8 35
Unclassified / Other Individuals 54,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 59,798,000  
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Italy – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 24 22.9 % 2,075,000 3.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 3 2.9 % 472,000 0.8 %
  3 - Superficially reached 44 41.9 % 54,756,000 91.7 %
  4 - Partially reached 24 22.9 % 2,079,000 3.5 %
  5 - Significantly reached 10 9.5 % 362,000 0.6 %
Totals 105   59,744,000  


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.
Italy – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Akan
49,000


Algerian, Arabic-speaking
22,000


Americans, U.S.
13,000


Amhara, Ethiopian
6,900


Arab, Egyptian
77,000


Arab, general
1,228,000


Arab, Iraqi
2,200


Arab, Sudanese
2,000


Arbereshe
102,000


Argentinian, White
8,000


Armenian
700


Belarusian
7,400


Berber, Shawiya
39,000


Bosniak
29,000


British
24,000


Bulgarian
48,000


Cape Verdean
4,100


Catalonian, Algerhese
23,000


Colombian, Mestizo
18,000


Croat
17,000


Czech
5,600


Dominicans
25,000


Dutch
7,400


Ecuadorian
83,000


Ewe
4,600


Filipino, Tagalog
140,000


French
25,000


Fula Jalon
3,900


Georgian
9,100


German
36,000


German Swiss
7,900


Greek
5,800


Han Chinese, Mandarin
223,000


Hungarian
6,800


Italian
31,968,000


Italian, Sicilian
4,398,000


Japanese
6,300


Kazakh
1,300


Kurd, Kurmanji
12,000


Kyrgyz
900


Macedonian
77,000


Maltese
30,000


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Moldavian
140,000


Mossi
14,000


Persian
7,300


Peruvian
99,000


Polish
89,000


Pomak
2,400


Provencal, Occitani
107,000


Romani, Balkan
61,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Romani, Sinte
15,000


Romani, Vlax
3,700


Romanian
933,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Russian
31,000


Salvadorians
10,000


Sinhalese
60,000


Slovak
7,900


Slovene
2,500


Somali
5,200


South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
93,000


South Asian, general
421,000


Spaniard
17,000


Tajik
4,800


Tamil (Hindu traditions)
30,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Thai, Central
5,400


Tigrai, Tigrinya
8,800


Turk
18,000


Ukrainian
192,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Uzbek, Northern
1,100


© Copyrighted Photo
Vietnamese
1,000


Wolof
80,000


Yoruba
56,000

Italy People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Italy – Languages
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Language
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Akanaka10Complete
Albanian, Arberesheaae10Portions
Amharicamh10Complete
Arabic, Algerian Spokenarq11NT
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Libyan Spokenayl11None
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm11None
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Armenianhye10Complete
Arpitanfrp10Portions
Baoulebci10Complete
Bavarianbar10Complete
Belarusianbel10Complete
Bengaliben11Complete
Bosnianbos11Complete
Bulgarianbul21Complete
Catalancat10Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Cimbriancim10Need?
Corsicancos10Portions
Croatianhrv10Complete
Czechces10Complete
Dutchnld10Complete
Englisheng20Complete
Eweewe10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Friulianfur10NT
Georgiankat10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
German, Swissgsw10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Hungarianhun10Complete
Italianita50Complete
Italian Sign Languageise10None
Japanesejpn11Complete
Judeo-Italianitk11Need?
Kabuverdianukea10Portions
Kazakhkaz11Complete
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Kyrgyzkir11Complete
Ladinlld10NT
Ligurianlij10Portions
Lombardlmo20Portions
Macedonianmkd10Complete
Maltesemlt10Complete
Mochenomhn11Need?
Mooremos10Complete
Morisyenmfe10NT
Napoletano-Calabresenap10Portions
Occitanoci10Complete
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Piemontesepms10NT
Polishpol10Complete
Portuguesepor10Complete
Pularfuf11NT
Romani, Balkanrmn10Complete
Romani, Sintermo10Complete
Romani, Vlaxrmy10NT
Romanianron20Complete
Romanshroh10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Sardinian, Campidanesesro10Portions
Sardinian, Galluresesdn10Portions
Sardinian, Logudoresesrc10Portions
Sardinian, Sassaresesdc10Portions
Sicilianscn10Portions
Sinhalasin11Complete
Slavomolisanosvm10Need?
Slovakslk10Complete
Sloveneslv10Complete
Somalisom11Complete
Spanishspa100Complete
Swahiliswh10Complete
Tachawitshy11Portions
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Tajikitgk11Complete
Tamiltam10Complete
Thaitha11Complete
Tigrignatir10Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Urduurd11Complete
Uzbek, Northernuzn11Complete
Venetianvec10Portions
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Walserwae10NT
Wolofwol11NT
Yorubayor10Complete
Totals: 88 105 24   81 52 63 71 37
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Italy – 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.
Italy – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Italy. Ministries in the Italy 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 Italy   Ministries in Western Europe
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Country Level Ministries Size
AMG InternationalLarge
Aurora Mission, Inc.Small
Avant MinistriesMedium
Biblical Ministries WorldwideMedium
Cadence InternationalMedium
Christian Associates InternationalSmall
Christian Brethren AssembliesLarge
Christian Church of North America - MissionsSmall
CLC Ministries InternationalSmall
CrossWorldMedium
European Christian Mission International, USAMedium
Evangelical Baptist MissionsMedium
Foursquare Missions InternationalMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
Gospel Fellowship AssociationMedium
Great Commission Ministries IncorporatedMedium
Greater Europe MissionMedium
International Gospel OutreachMedium
Intervarsity Christian FellowshipMedium
Italy for ChristSmall
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission ConventionMedium
Navigators, International Missions GroupMedium
Presbyterian Mission InternationalSmall
Reformed Church in AmericaMedium
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission)Medium
Team ExpansionMedium
Virginia Mennonite Board of MissionsSmall
World Harvest MissionMedium
World-Wide MissionsMedium
Ministries Listed:  29
 
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
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of God, Cleveland, TennesseeMedium
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
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:  38
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Italy – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 59,744,000
Percent Urbanization 69 %
Total People Groups 105
Unreached People Groups 24
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Italian
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 81.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 1.3%  [2]
Country Progress Level 3
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.872 (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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