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Iraq
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Iraq – 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
Adyghe38,0000.01 %0.02 %Y1 IslamAdygheP
Adyghe
M
Adyghe of Iraq
T
Americans, U.S.80028.00 %78.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Arab, Egyptian447,0003.90 %13.00 %4 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Gulf74,0000.10 %0.90 %Y1 IslamArabic, Gulf SpokenP
Arab, Gulf
M
Arab, Gulf of Iraq
T
Arab, Iraqi15,360,000Y0.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Iraqi
M
Arab, Iraqi of Iraq
T
Arab, Marsh250,000Y0.20 %0.40 %Y1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Marsh
 T
Arab, North Iraqi8,438,000Y0.20 %0.70 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, North Iraqi
M
Arab, North Iraqi of Iraq
T
Arab, Palestinian20,0000.10 %1.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of Iraq
T
Arab, Syrian20,0000.10 %3.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Iraq
T
Armenian67,0008.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
 T
Assyrian169,000Y1.00 %95.00 %3 ChristianityAssyrian Neo-AramaicP
Assyrian
M
Assyrian of Iraq
T
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk2,278,000Y0.20 %1.00 %Y1 IslamAzerbaijani, SouthP
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
M
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk of Iraq
 
Bajelani33,000Y0.03 %0.15 %Y1 IslamBajelaniP
Bajelani
 T
British2,5008.00 %61.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Chaldean82,000Y1.00 %96.00 %3 ChristianityChaldean Neo-AramaicP
Chaldean
M
Chaldean of Iraq
T
Chechen11,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamChechenP
Chechen
 T
DeafY0.20 %1.00 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
French8001.00 %62.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Gurani, Hawrami168,000Y0.00 %0.02 %Y1 IslamGurani M
Gurani, Hawrami of Iraq
T
Gurani, Sarli21,000Y0.05 %0.30 %Y1 IslamSarli   
Han Chinese, Mandarin2,3005.00 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
  
Herki41,0000.00 %0.04 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Herki
M
Herki of Iraq
T
Koy Sanjaq Surat900Y1.00 %75.00 %3 ChristianityKoy Sanjaq Surat   
Kurd, Central4,462,000Y0.01 %0.05 %Y1 IslamKurdish, CentralP
Kurd, Central
M
Kurd, Central of Iraq
T
Kurd, Kurmanji3,288,000Y0.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
 T
Luri, Northern111,0000.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamLuri, NorthernP
Luri, Northern
M
Luri, Northern of Iraq
T
Mandaean, Sabean8,600Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Other / SmallMandaicP
Mandaean, Sabean
 T
Persian455,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Romani, Domari37,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDomariP
Romani, Domari
M
Romani, Domari of Iraq
T
Saudi - Najdi1,644,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Najdi SpokenP
Saudi - Najdi
M
Saudi - Najdi of Iraq
T
Shabak34,000Y0.00 %0.07 %Y1 IslamShabak  T
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo4,5000.60 %98.00 %3 ChristianityTuroyoP
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
M
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo of Iraq
 
Turk3,0000.00 %0.20 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Turkmen446,0000.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamTurkmenP
Turkmen
M
Turkmen of Iraq
T
Urdu4,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
Urdu
M
Urdu of Iraq
T
Yazidi543,000Y0.14 %0.14 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKurdish, NorthernP
Yazidi
M
Yazidi of Iraq
T
Total People Groups:   36 38,565,000 17     26     31 19 28
Unclassified / Other Individuals 89,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 38,654,000  
Other reported groups:  4  
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Iraq – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 26 72.2 % 37,788,000 98.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 5 13.9 % 257,000 0.7 %
  4 - Partially reached 4 11.1 % 519,000 1.3 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 2.8 % 800 0.0 %
Totals 36   38,565,000  


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.
Iraq – 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
Adygheady11NT
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Gulf Spokenafb11None
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm22None
Arabic, Najdi Spokenars11Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc11Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spokenayp11None
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp11Portions
Armenianhye10Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaicaii10Complete
Azerbaijani, Southazb11Complete
Bajelanibjm11None
Chaldean Neo-Aramaiccld10NT
Chechenche11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Domarirmt11None
Englisheng20Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Guranihac11None
Koy Sanjaq Suratkqd10None
Kurdish, Centralckb11Complete
Kurdish, Northernkmr33Complete
Language unknownxxx11None
Luri, Northernlrc11None
Mandaicmid11None
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Sarlisdf11None
Shabaksdb11None
Turkishtur11Complete
Turkmentuk11NT
Turoyotru10NT
Urduurd11Complete
Totals: 32 36 26   20 13 23 25 9
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Iraq – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.2 %
(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.
Iraq – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Iraq. Ministries in the Iraq section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa 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 Iraq   Ministries in Middle East and North Africa
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Iraq – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 38,565,000
Percent Urbanization 69 %
Total People Groups 36
Unreached People Groups 26
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National LanguageKurdish, Central
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 1.4%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.2%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 7 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.642 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
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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