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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afrikaner15,00025.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityAfrikaansP
Afrikaner
  
Akan18,0003.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityAkanP
Akan
  
Albanian, Gheg6001.00 %2.00 %Y1 IslamAlbanian, GhegP
Albanian, Gheg
M
Albanian, Gheg of Netherlands
T
Albanian, Tosk7000.30 %14.00 %2 IslamAlbanian, ToskP
Albanian, Tosk
  
Algerian, Arabic-speaking92,0000.05 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Algerian SpokenP
Algerian, Arabic-speaking
 T
Ambonese51,00045.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityMalay, AmboneseP
Ambonese
M
Ambonese of Netherlands
 
Americans, U.S.16,00028.90 %77.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Amhara, Ethiopian1,1001.00 %81.00 %3 ChristianityAmharicP
Amhara, Ethiopian
M
Amhara, Ethiopian of Netherlands
 
Anglo-Australian3,10014.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Australian
  
Anglo-Canadian4,0009.00 %78.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Canadian
  
Anglo-New Zealander90018.00 %53.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-New Zealander
  
Antillean Creole, Papiamentu79,0006.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianityPapiamentuP
Antillean Creole, Papiamentu
 T
Arab, Egyptian2,7003.90 %13.00 %4 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Iraqi6,0000.20 %1.60 %Y1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Iraqi
M
Arab, Iraqi of Netherlands
T
Arab, Lebanese6000.50 %30.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Arab, Moroccan46,0000.05 %0.30 %Y1 IslamArabic, Moroccan SpokenP
Arab, Moroccan
 T
Arab, Saudi - Najdi6000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Najdi SpokenP
Arab, Saudi - Najdi
 T
Arab, Sudanese7000.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Arab, Sudanese
M
Arab, Sudanese of Netherlands
T
Arab, Syrian8,3000.10 %6.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Netherlands
T
Arab, Tunisian1,1000.00 %0.20 %Y1 IslamArabic, Tunisian SpokenP
Arab, Tunisian
  
Armenian1,1008.70 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
  
Austrian, Bavarian4,1000.30 %85.00 %3 ChristianityBavarian   
Belarusian9001.00 %65.00 %3 ChristianityBelarusianP
Belarusian
  
Berber, Rif160,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamTarifitP
Berber, Rif
  
Black African, general18,0008.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityDutch   
Bosniak2,2000.02 %0.50 %Y1 IslamBosnianP
Bosniak
  
Brazilian, White6,50024.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
British4,1008.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bulgarian20,0001.50 %75.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
  
Cape Verdean1,2006.60 %95.00 %4 ChristianityKabuverdianuP
Cape Verdean
  
Chaldean1,1001.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianityChaldean Neo-AramaicP
Chaldean
 T
Chilean90012.00 %86.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Chilean
  
Colombian, Mestizo2,2005.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Colombian, Mestizo
  
Crioulo, Upper Guinea14,0004.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityCrioulo, Upper Guinea   
Croat2,1000.40 %95.00 %3 ChristianityCroatianP
Croat
  
Czech3,5000.40 %26.00 %2 Non-ReligiousCzechP
Czech
  
Danish3,0003.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianityDanishP
Danish
  
DeafY0.01 %49.00 %2 ChristianitySign Language of the Netherlands   
Dominicans1,0009.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Dominicans
  
Dutch13,969,000Y4.40 %48.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutchP
Dutch
  
Ecuadorian, Mestizo7008.00 %93.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Ecuadorian, Mestizo
  
Estonian1,1003.00 %40.00 %4 Non-ReligiousEstonian, StandardP
Estonian
  
Eurasian, Euronesian69,000Y2.00 %85.00 %3 ChristianityDutchP
Eurasian, Euronesian
  
Filipino, Tagalog4,30012.30 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Finnish2,6008.00 %82.00 %4 ChristianityFinnishP
Finnish
  
Fleming30,000Y2.00 %65.00 %3 ChristianityVlaams   
French20,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Frisian463,000Y3.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityFrisian   
Georgian6001.00 %87.00 %3 ChristianityGeorgianP
Georgian
  
German73,0002.00 %62.00 %3 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
German Swiss2,3003.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, SwissP
German Swiss
  
Greek13,0000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Gronings639,000Y4.20 %55.00 %4 ChristianityGroningsP
Gronings
  
Han Chinese, Cantonese79,0006.00 %7.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, YueP
Han Chinese, Cantonese
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin30,0005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Han Chinese, Wu2,3005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, WuP
Han Chinese, Wu
  
Hungarian11,0002.80 %88.00 %4 ChristianityHungarianP
Hungarian
  
Hutu, Rwandese1,70018.00 %84.00 %5 ChristianityKinyarwandaP
Hutu, Rwandese
  
Indonesian12,0006.00 %16.00 %4 IslamIndonesianP
Indonesian
  
Irish5,2000.90 %95.00 %3 ChristianityEnglish   
Italian28,0001.10 %82.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Japanese5,3000.30 %1.00 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
  
Javanese35,0001.00 %20.00 %2 IslamJavaneseP
Javanese
  
Javanese, Caribbean8,7001.50 %18.00 %2 IslamJavanese, SurinameP
Javanese, Caribbean
  
Jew, Dutch30,000Y0.10 %0.50 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsDutchP
Jew, Dutch
 T
Korean2,90016.80 %31.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Kurd, Kurmanji75,0000.40 %1.00 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
 T
Latvian3,6007.00 %58.00 %4 ChristianityLatvian, Standard   
Lithuanian5,0001.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianityLithuanianP
Lithuanian
  
Macedonian9000.20 %70.00 %3 ChristianityMacedonianP
Macedonian
 T
Malay1,5000.50 %1.00 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malay
M
Malay of Netherlands
 
Mexican1,9003.00 %92.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Mexican
  
Norwegian2,2004.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityNorwegianP
Norwegian
  
Persian4,5000.20 %3.00 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Peruvian1,00010.00 %92.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Peruvian
  
Polish101,0000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Portuguese19,0003.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Romani, Dutch23,000Y3.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityDutch   
Romani, Sinte1,3002.00 %70.00 %3 ChristianityRomani, SinteP
Romani, Sinte
 T
Romani, Vlax5003.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityRomani, VlaxP
Romani, Vlax
M
Romani, Vlax of Netherlands
T
Romanian12,0002.00 %95.00 %3 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian7,2001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Sarnami Hindi, East Indian144,0000.30 %3.00 %Y1 HinduismHindustani, SarnamiP
Sarnami Hindi, East Indian
 T
Serb2,3000.50 %84.00 %3 ChristianitySerbianP
Serb
  
Slovak4,5001.00 %94.00 %3 ChristianitySlovakP
Slovak
  
Slovene1,0000.00 %54.00 %3 ChristianitySloveneP
Slovene
  
Somali3,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
  
South Asian, general223,0001.00 %4.00 %Y1 HinduismHindiP
South Asian, general
 T
Spaniard26,0001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Surinamese Creole, Sranan5,5003.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianitySrananP
Surinamese Creole, Sranan
  
Swedish4,0004.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianitySwedishP
Swedish
  
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo3,6000.60 %99.00 %3 ChristianityTuroyoP
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
M
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo of Netherlands
 
Tajik3,2000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamTajikiP
Tajik
  
Thai, Central5,3000.20 %0.40 %Y1 BuddhismThaiP
Thai, Central
  
Tigre, Eritrean3,3000.05 %0.09 %Y1 IslamTigreP
Tigre, Eritrean
  
Turk79,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Ukrainian3,9002.00 %72.00 %3 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
  
Venezualans8004.00 %86.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Vietnamese2,3001.80 %10.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
 T
Walloon8,8002.00 %85.00 %3 ChristianityWalloon   
Yugoslav former, general14,0001.00 %70.00 %3 ChristianitySerbian   
Total People Groups:   101 16,929,000 8     21     88 9 25
Unclassified / Other Individuals 104,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 17,033,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
Data Notes
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Netherlands – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 21 20.8 % 886,000 5.2 %
  2 - Minimally reached 8 7.9 % 59,000 0.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 28 27.7 % 460,000 2.7 %
  4 - Partially reached 34 33.7 % 15,422,000 91.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 10 9.9 % 102,000 0.6 %
Totals 101   16,929,000  


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

Afrikaner
15,000


Akan
18,000


Albanian, Gheg
600


© Copyrighted Photo
Albanian, Tosk
700


Algerian, Arabic-speaking
92,000


Ambonese
51,000


Americans, U.S.
16,000


Amhara, Ethiopian
1,100


Anglo-Australian
3,100


Anglo-Canadian
4,000


Anglo-New Zealander
900


Antillean Creole, Papiamentu
79,000


Arab, Egyptian
2,700


Arab, Iraqi
6,000


Arab, Lebanese
600


Arab, Moroccan
46,000


Arab, Saudi - Najdi
600


Arab, Sudanese
700


© Copyrighted Photo
Arab, Syrian
8,300


Arab, Tunisian
1,100


Armenian
1,100


Belarusian
900


Berber, Rif
160,000


Bosniak
2,200


British
4,100


Bulgarian
20,000


Cape Verdean
1,200


Chaldean
1,100


Chilean
900


Colombian, Mestizo
2,200


Croat
2,100


Czech
3,500


Danish
3,000


Dominicans
1,000


Dutch
13,969,000


Ecuadorian, Mestizo
700


Estonian
1,100


Eurasian, Euronesian
69,000


Filipino, Tagalog
4,300


Finnish
2,600


French
20,000


Georgian
600


German
73,000


German Swiss
2,300


Greek
13,000


Gronings
639,000


Han Chinese, Cantonese
79,000


Han Chinese, Mandarin
30,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Wu
2,300


Hungarian
11,000


Hutu, Rwandese
1,700


© Copyrighted Photo
Indonesian
12,000


Italian
28,000


Japanese
5,300


Javanese
35,000


Javanese, Caribbean
8,700


Jew, Dutch
30,000


Korean
2,900


Kurd, Kurmanji
75,000


Lithuanian
5,000


Macedonian
900


© Copyrighted Photo
Malay
1,500


Mexican
1,900


Norwegian
2,200


Persian
4,500


Peruvian
1,000


Polish
101,000


Portuguese
19,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Romani, Sinte
1,300


Romani, Vlax
500


Romanian
12,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Russian
7,200


Sarnami Hindi, East Indian
144,000


Serb
2,300


Slovak
4,500


Slovene
1,000


Somali
3,000


South Asian, general
223,000


Spaniard
26,000


Surinamese Creole, Sranan
5,500


Swedish
4,000


Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
3,600


Tajik
3,200


© Copyrighted Photo
Thai, Central
5,300


Tigre, Eritrean
3,300


Turk
79,000


Ukrainian
3,900


© Copyrighted Photo
Vietnamese
2,300

Netherlands People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Netherlands – 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
Afrikaansafr10Complete
Akanaka10Complete
Albanian, Ghegaln11NT
Albanian, Toskals10Complete
Amharicamh10Complete
Arabic, Algerian Spokenarq11NT
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm11None
Arabic, Moroccan Spokenary11Complete
Arabic, Najdi Spokenars11Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc20Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Arabic, Tunisian Spokenaeb11Portions
Armenianhye10Complete
Bavarianbar10Complete
Belarusianbel10Complete
Bosnianbos11Complete
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Chaldean Neo-Aramaiccld10NT
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Chinese, Wuwuu10Complete
Chinese, Yueyue10Complete
Crioulo, Upper Guineapov10Complete
Croatianhrv10Complete
Czechces10Complete
Danishdan10Complete
Dutchnld51Complete
Englisheng60Complete
Estonian, Standardekk10Complete
Finnishfin10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Frisianfry10Complete
Georgiankat10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
German, Swissgsw10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Groningsgos10Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Hindustani, Sarnamihns11NT
Hungarianhun10Complete
Indonesianind10Complete
Italianita10Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Javanesejav10Complete
Javanese, Surinamejvn10NT
Kabuverdianukea10Portions
Kinyarwandakin10Complete
Koreankor10Complete
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Latvian, Standardlvs10Complete
Lithuanianlit10Complete
Macedonianmkd10Complete
Malayzlm11Need?
Malay, Amboneseabs10Portions
Norwegiannor10Complete
Papiamentupap10Complete
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Polishpol10Complete
Portuguesepor20Complete
Romani, Sintermo10Complete
Romani, Vlaxrmy10NT
Romanianron10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Serbiansrp20Complete
Sign Language of the Netherlandsdse10None
Slovakslk10Complete
Sloveneslv10Complete
Somalisom11Complete
Spanishspa80Complete
Sranansrn10Complete
Swedishswe10Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Tajikitgk11Complete
Tarifitrif11NT
Thaitha11Complete
Tigretig11Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Turoyotru10NT
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Vlaamsvls10Portions
Walloonwln10Portions
Totals: 82 101 21   79 58 73 76 46
Data Notes
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Netherlands – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 4.2 %
(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.
Netherlands – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Netherlands. Ministries in the Netherlands 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 Netherlands   Ministries in Western Europe
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Country Level Ministries Size
AMF InternationalSmall
Bethany International MinistriesMedium
Biblical Ministries WorldwideMedium
Chinese Overseas Christian MissionSmall
ChristarMedium
Christian Associates InternationalSmall
FEBInternationalMedium
Great Commission Ministries IncorporatedMedium
Greater Europe MissionMedium
International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchMedium
Mennonite Mission NetworkMedium
Presbyterian Mission InternationalSmall
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
World Harvest MissionMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  15
 
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
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
Team ExpansionMedium
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Ministries Listed:  39
Data Sources
 
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Netherlands – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 16,929,000
Percent Urbanization 90 %
Total People Groups 101
Unreached People Groups 21
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Dutch
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Non-Religious
Percent Professing Christian 47.2%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 4.2%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.915 (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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