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Norway – 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
Akan, Ashanti, Twi1,8006.00 %73.00 %4 ChristianityAkanP
Akan, Ashanti, Twi
  
Americans, U.S.7,70028.90 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Amhara, Ethiopian3,5004.00 %81.00 %4 ChristianityAmharicP
Amhara, Ethiopian
M
Amhara, Ethiopian of Norway
T
Arab, Iraqi32,0000.50 %12.00 %2 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Iraqi
M
Arab, Iraqi of Norway
T
Arab, Lebanese2,2000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Arab, Middle East7,8000.50 %4.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Moroccan SpokenP
Arab, Middle East
 T
Arab, Syrian1,6000.10 %10.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Norway
T
Black African, general5,3004.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityYoruba   
Bosniak18,0000.10 %0.70 %Y1 IslamBosnianP
Bosniak
 T
Brazilian, general1,70026.30 %91.00 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
British17,0008.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Chilean7,90018.40 %87.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Chilean
  
Croat3,4000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityCroatianP
Croat
 T
Danish22,0003.50 %85.00 %4 ChristianityDanishP
Danish
  
DeafY8.40 %91.00 %4 ChristianityNorwegian Sign Language   
Dutch5,4004.30 %47.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutchP
Dutch
  
Fanter1,000Y3.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityNorwegian, Traveller   
Filipino, Tagalog21,00012.30 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Finnish7,20012.50 %84.00 %5 ChristianityFinnishP
Finnish
 T
Finnish, Kven1,6005.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityFinnish, Kven   
French2,9001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
German28,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek1,0000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin5,9005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Hungarian1,9002.80 %88.00 %4 ChristianityHungarianP
Hungarian
  
Icelander4,0003.80 %91.00 %4 ChristianityIcelandic   
Jew, Norwegian1,400Y0.20 %0.40 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsNorwegian  T
Kurd, Kurmanji5,2000.20 %1.00 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
 T
Latin American, general9,8004.00 %92.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Lithuanian38,0001.10 %85.00 %3 ChristianityLithuanianP
Lithuanian
  
Macedonian3,2000.20 %66.00 %3 ChristianityMacedonianP
Macedonian
 T
Norwegian4,535,000Y9.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityNorwegianP
Norwegian
  
Pashtun, Southern7,3000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, SouthernP
Pashtun, Southern
 T
Persian21,0000.40 %1.00 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Polish96,0000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Romani, Tottare7,0003.00 %86.00 %4 ChristianitySwedish  T
Romani, Vlax3,6002.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityRomani, VlaxP
Romani, Vlax
M
Romani, Vlax of Norway
T
Romanian1,9005.40 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian20,0001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Saami, Lule, Swedish Saami1,800Y7.00 %98.00 %4 ChristianitySaami, Lule   
Saami, Northern32,000Y8.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianitySaami, North   
Saami, Southern700Y7.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianitySaami, South   
Serbo-Croation14,0000.60 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySerbianP
Serbo-Croation
 T
Sinhalese14,0001.20 %9.00 %2 BuddhismSinhalaP
Sinhalese
  
Somali38,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
 T
South Asian, general26,0000.70 %3.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
South Asian, general
 T
Spaniard1,7001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Swedish41,0006.90 %57.00 %4 ChristianitySwedishP
Swedish
  
Thai, Northeastern, Isan18,0000.10 %0.80 %Y1 BuddhismThai, NortheasternP
Thai, Northeastern, Isan
  
Tigre, Eritrean2,9000.05 %0.40 %Y1 IslamTigreP
Tigre, Eritrean
  
Turk20,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Ukrainian1,6003.80 %79.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
  
Urdu34,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
Urdu
M
Urdu of Norway
T
Vietnamese23,0001.80 %10.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
  
Total People Groups:   54 5,230,000 7     12     42 5 23
Unclassified / Other Individuals 42,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 5,272,000  
Data Notes
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Norway – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 12 22.2 % 200,000 3.8 %
  2 - Minimally reached 5 9.3 % 73,000 1.4 %
  3 - Superficially reached 10 18.5 % 184,000 3.5 %
  4 - Partially reached 22 40.7 % 4,728,000 90.4 %
  5 - Significantly reached 5 9.3 % 46,000 0.9 %
Totals 54   5,230,000  


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.
Norway – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
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Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Akanaka10Complete
Amharicamh10Complete
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm10None
Arabic, Moroccan Spokenary11NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc20Portions
Bosnianbos11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Croatianhrv10Complete
Danishdan10Complete
Dutchnld10Complete
Englisheng20Complete
Finnishfin10Complete
Finnish, Kvenfkv10Need?
Frenchfra10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Hungarianhun10Complete
Icelandicisl10Complete
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Lithuanianlit10Complete
Macedonianmkd10Complete
Norwegiannor21Complete
Norwegian Sign Languagensl10None
Norwegian, Travellerrmg10Need?
Pashto, Southernpbt11Portions
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Polishpol10Complete
Portuguesepor10Complete
Romani, Vlaxrmy10NT
Romanianron10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Saami, Lulesmj10NT
Saami, Northsme10Complete
Saami, Southsma10Portions
Serbiansrp10Complete
Sinhalasin10Complete
Somalisom11Complete
Spanishspa30Complete
Swedishswe20Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Thai, Northeasterntts11Portions
Tigretig11Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Urduurd22Complete
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Yorubayor10Complete
Totals: 47 54 12   43 33 39 41 30
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Norway – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 8.2 %
(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.
Norway – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Norway. Ministries in the Norway 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 Norway   Ministries in Western Europe
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Country Level Ministries Size
International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchMedium
Navigators, International Missions GroupMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
Ministries Listed:  3
 
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
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
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  39
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Norway – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 5,230,000
Percent Urbanization 80 %
Total People Groups 54
Unreached People Groups 12
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Norwegian
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 89.0%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 8.2%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.944 (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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