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Portugal
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Portugal – 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
Americans, U.S.2,20028.90 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Anglo-Canadian1,1009.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Canadian
  
Angolan Mestico24,00014.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
Arab, Lebanese20,0000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Arab, Maghrebi5,9000.10 %0.40 %Y1 IslamArabic, Moroccan SpokenP
Arab, Maghrebi
 T
Asturian9,8001.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityAsturianP
Asturian
 T
Brazilian, general100,00020.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
British14,0008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bulgarian4,8001.50 %78.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
  
Cape Verdean36,0005.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Cape Verdean
  
Chinese, general11,0005.70 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
DeafY0.09 %94.00 %3 ChristianityPortuguese Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Dutch3,3003.00 %46.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutchP
Dutch
  
Extremaduran1,5000.70 %83.00 %3 ChristianityExtremaduranP
Extremaduran
  
French10,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Galician15,000Y2.00 %95.00 %3 ChristianityGalicianP
Galician
  
German8,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek1,5000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Guinea-Bissaun, general15,0001.60 %11.00 %2 IslamPortuguese   
Gujarati20,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 HinduismGujaratiP
Gujarati
M
Gujarati of Portugal
T
Irish1,2000.80 %94.00 %3 ChristianityEnglish   
Italian2,4001.10 %82.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Japanese7000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Jew, Portuguese600Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsPortuguese  T
Mestico, Mozambican3,400Y10.00 %48.00 %4 ChristianityPortuguese   
Mestico, Saotomense9,6004.20 %87.00 %4 ChristianitySaotomense   
Minderico500Y4.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityMinderico   
Mirandes14,000Y1.00 %96.00 %3 ChristianityMirandese   
Moldavian13,0003.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Moldavian
  
Portuguese9,633,000Y2.80 %95.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Romani, Calo5,1002.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityCalo  T
Romani, Portuguese74,000Y1.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPortuguese   
Romani, Vlax6001.00 %85.00 %3 ChristianityRomani, VlaxP
Romani, Vlax
M
Romani, Vlax of Portugal
T
Romanian22,0005.40 %98.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian4,1001.20 %77.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
South Asian, general80,0002.00 %5.00 %Y1 HinduismHindiP
South Asian, general
 T
Spaniard8,7001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Swiss, Portuguese-Speaking1,5004.40 %76.00 %4 ChristianityPortuguese   
Timorese3,0001.00 %100.00 %3 ChristianityUab MetoP
Timorese
  
Turk7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Ukrainian50,0003.80 %82.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
  
Venezualans2,40011.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Total People Groups:   42 10,234,000 8     6     29 2 13
Unclassified / Other Individuals 31,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 10,265,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Portugal – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 6 14.3 % 108,000 1.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 4.8 % 35,000 0.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 16 38.1 % 156,000 1.5 %
  4 - Partially reached 14 33.3 % 9,806,000 95.8 %
  5 - Significantly reached 4 9.5 % 129,000 1.3 %
Totals 42   10,234,000  


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.
Portugal – 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
Arabic, Moroccan Spokenary11Complete
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Asturianast10NT
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Calormq10Portions
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Dutchnld10Complete
Englisheng40Complete
Extremaduranext10Need?
Frenchfra10Complete
Galicianglg10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Italianita10Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Mindericodrc10Need?
Mirandesemwl10Portions
Portuguesepor91Complete
Portuguese Sign Languagepsr10None
Romani, Vlaxrmy10NT
Romanianron20Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Saotomensecri10None
Spanishspa20Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Uab Metoaoz10Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Totals: 29 42 6   25 20 21 23 17
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Portugal – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 3.0 %
(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.
Portugal – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Portugal. Ministries in the Portugal 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 Portugal   Ministries in Western Europe
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Country Level Ministries Size
Abundant Life Association, Inc.Medium
BILD InternationalSmall
Christian Associates InternationalSmall
CLC Ministries InternationalSmall
Encompass World PartnersMedium
European Christian Mission International, USAMedium
Greater Europe MissionMedium
International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchMedium
World Baptist Fellowship Mission AgencyMedium
World Partners USAMedium
Ministries Listed:  10
 
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
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  41
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Portugal – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 10,234,000
Percent Urbanization 63 %
Total People Groups 42
Unreached People Groups 6
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Portuguese
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 93.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 3.0%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.822 (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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