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Latvia
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Latvia – 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
Armenian2,2008.70 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
 T
Azerbaijani1,4000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAzerbaijani, NorthP
Azerbaijani
 T
Belarusian58,0001.30 %66.00 %3 ChristianityBelarusianP
Belarusian
  
Chuvash8000.20 %35.00 %2 ChristianityChuvashP
Chuvash
  
DeafY1.00 %60.00 %3 ChristianityLatvian Sign Language   
Estonian1,7004.90 %45.00 %4 Non-ReligiousEstonian, StandardP
Estonian
  
Georgian9001.50 %85.00 %3 ChristianityGeorgianP
Georgian
 T
German2,6002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speakin8000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsYiddish, EasternP
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking
  
Jew, Latvian5,500Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsLatvian, StandardP
Jew, Latvian
M
Jew, Latvian of Latvia
T
Latvian1,259,000Y9.00 %56.00 %4 ChristianityLatvian, Standard   
Lithuanian21,0001.10 %80.00 %3 ChristianityLithuanianP
Lithuanian
  
Livonian200Y7.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityLatvian, Standard   
Moldavian1,9003.70 %73.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Moldavian
  
Mordvinian6000.70 %65.00 %3 ChristianityErzyaP
Mordvinian
  
Polish38,0000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Romani, Baltic5,5000.50 %75.00 %3 ChristianityRomani, Baltic  T
Romanian5005.40 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian475,0001.20 %65.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Tatar1,8000.10 %1.00 %Y1 IslamTatarP
Tatar
 T
Ukrainian39,0003.80 %75.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
 T
Total People Groups:   21 1,916,000 4     4     17 1 7
Unclassified / Other Individuals 40,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 1,956,000  
Other reported groups:  14  
Data Notes
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Latvia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 4 19.0 % 9,500 0.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 4.8 % 800 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 8 38.1 % 599,000 31.3 %
  4 - Partially reached 8 38.1 % 1,307,000 68.2 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 21   1,916,000  


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

Armenian
2,200


Azerbaijani
1,400


Belarusian
58,000


Chuvash
800


Estonian
1,700


Georgian
900


German
2,600


© Copyrighted Photo
Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking
800


Jew, Latvian
5,500


Lithuanian
21,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Moldavian
1,900


Mordvinian
600


Polish
38,000


Romanian
500


© Copyrighted Photo
Russian
475,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Tatar
1,800


Ukrainian
39,000

Latvia People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Latvia – Languages
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Language
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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
Armenianhye10Complete
Azerbaijani, Northazj11Complete
Belarusianbel10Complete
Chuvashchv10Complete
Erzyamyv10NT
Estonian, Standardekk10Complete
Georgiankat10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Latvian Sign Languagelsl10None
Latvian, Standardlvs31Complete
Lithuanianlit10Complete
Polishpol10Complete
Romani, Balticrml10Complete
Romanianron20Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Tatartat11Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Yiddish, Easternydd11Complete
Totals: 18 21 4   17 13 15 15 10
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Latvia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 6.4 %
(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.
Latvia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Latvia. Ministries in the Latvia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Eastern Europe and Eurasia 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 Latvia   Ministries in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
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Country Level Ministries Size
Bridge Builders InternationalSmall
Calvary InternationalMedium
Christian Associates InternationalSmall
Greater Europe MissionMedium
Peter Deyneka Russian MinistriesSmall
Walk Thru the Bible MinistriesMedium
World Baptist Fellowship Mission AgencyMedium
Ministries Listed:  7
 
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 God, Cleveland, TennesseeMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
Eastern European OutreachSmall
Educational Services InternationalMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Galcom InternationalSmall
GO InternationalSmall
InterCommSmall
International Christian Ministries CanadaSmall
International Street Kids Outreach MinistriesMedium
Lutheran Church - Missouri SynodMedium
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Navigators, International Missions GroupMedium
New Hope InternationalMedium
One Mission SocietyMedium
Open Bible ChurchesSmall
People International USAMedium
PioneersMedium
Salvation ArmyMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
Team ExpansionMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  48
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Latvia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 1,916,000
Percent Urbanization 67 %
Total People Groups 21
Unreached People Groups 4
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Latvian, Standard
Secondary National LanguageRussian
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 59.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 6.4%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.810 (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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