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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Albanian, Gheg5,0000.30 %3.00 %Y1 IslamAlbanian, GhegP
Albanian, Gheg
M
Albanian, Gheg of Sweden
T
Albanian, Tosk1,5000.50 %30.00 %2 IslamAlbanian, ToskP
Albanian, Tosk
  
Algerian, Arabic-speaking2,3000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Algerian SpokenP
Algerian, Arabic-speaking
  
Americans, U.S.15,00028.90 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Amhara, Ethiopian10,0005.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianityAmharicP
Amhara, Ethiopian
M
Amhara, Ethiopian of Sweden
T
Anglo-Australian3,60014.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Australian
  
Anglo-Canadian2,7009.00 %78.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Canadian
  
Arab, Egyptian5,1003.00 %12.00 %4 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Iraqi91,0000.30 %1.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Iraqi
M
Arab, Iraqi of Sweden
T
Arab, Jordanian3,2000.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Jordanian
M
Arab, Jordanian of Sweden
 
Arab, Lebanese22,0000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Arab, Libyan2,0000.30 %1.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Arab, Libyan
 T
Arab, Moroccan5,5000.00 %0.09 %Y1 IslamArabic, Moroccan SpokenP
Arab, Moroccan
 T
Arab, Sudanese2,2000.60 %4.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Arab, Sudanese
M
Arab, Sudanese of Sweden
 
Arab, Syrian28,0000.10 %6.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Sweden
T
Arab, Tunisian4,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Tunisian SpokenP
Arab, Tunisian
 T
Assyrian10,0001.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianityAssyrian Neo-AramaicP
Assyrian
 T
Austrian, Bavarian5,0000.50 %83.00 %3 ChristianityBavarian   
Azerbaijani2,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAzerbaijani, NorthP
Azerbaijani
 T
Bolivian, Mestizo3,00013.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Bosniak31,0000.04 %0.30 %Y1 IslamBosnianP
Bosniak
 T
Brazilian, general3,20026.30 %91.00 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
British28,0008.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bulgarian6,6001.90 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
 T
Cape Verdean8006.60 %95.00 %4 ChristianityKabuverdianuP
Cape Verdean
  
Chilean18,00018.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Chilean
  
Colombian, Mestizo6,6006.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Colombian, Mestizo
  
Croat4,5000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityCroatianP
Croat
 T
Czech1,4000.80 %26.00 %2 Non-ReligiousCzechP
Czech
  
Danish46,0000.70 %86.00 %3 ChristianityDanishP
Danish
  
DeafY0.01 %57.00 %3 ChristianitySwedish Sign Language   
Dutch11,0004.30 %47.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutchP
Dutch
  
Estonian5,9004.90 %45.00 %4 Non-ReligiousEstonian, StandardP
Estonian
  
Filipino, Tagalog3,30012.30 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Finland Swedes107,000Y6.90 %57.00 %4 ChristianitySwedish   
Finnish91,00012.10 %84.00 %5 ChristianityFinnishP
Finnish
 T
Finnish, Tornedalen32,000Y12.10 %84.00 %5 ChristianityFinnish, Tornedalen   
French9,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
German37,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
German Swiss2,9004.40 %76.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, SwissP
German Swiss
  
Greek12,0000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Han Chinese, Cantonese20,0004.00 %5.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, YueP
Han Chinese, Cantonese
  
Han Chinese, Mandarin19,0006.00 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
  
Hungarian11,0002.80 %88.00 %4 ChristianityHungarianP
Hungarian
  
Icelander4,9003.80 %91.00 %4 ChristianityIcelandic   
Irish3,1000.80 %95.00 %3 ChristianityEnglish   
Italian10,0001.10 %82.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Jew, Swedish16,000Y0.10 %0.30 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSwedish  T
Korean4,50016.80 %31.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Kurd, Kurmanji11,0001.00 %1.00 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
 T
Latvian4,5007.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityLatvian, Standard   
Lithuanian9,2001.00 %84.00 %3 ChristianityLithuanianP
Lithuanian
  
Macedonian3,9000.20 %66.00 %3 ChristianityMacedonianP
Macedonian
 T
Mandaean5,3000.00 %2.00 %Y1 Other / SmallMandaicP
Mandaean
 T
Norwegian36,0008.40 %91.00 %4 ChristianityNorwegianP
Norwegian
  
Ovdalian2,400Y3.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityOvdalian   
Persian43,0006.00 %8.00 %4 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Peruvian4,20013.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Peruvian
  
Polish57,0000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Portuguese2,8002.80 %96.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Romani, Kalo Finnish3,100Y3.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityRomani, Kalo FinnishP
Romani, Kalo Finnish
 T
Romani, Swedish4,800Y2.00 %65.00 %3 ChristianitySwedish   
Romani, Tottare27,000Y3.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianitySwedish  T
Romani, Vlax, Kalderash11,000Y4.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityRomani, VlaxP
Romani, Vlax, Kalderash
M
Romani, Vlax, Kalderash of Sweden
T
Romanian17,0005.40 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian8,9001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Saami, Lule6,700Y5.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianitySaami, Lule   
Saami, Northern5,600Y5.00 %93.00 %4 ChristianitySaami, North   
Saami, Pite2,000Y6.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianitySaami, Pite   
Saami, Southern700Y6.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianitySaami, South   
Saami, Ume1,000Y6.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianitySaami, Ume   
Serb11,0000.60 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySerbianP
Serb
 T
Slovak1,2001.20 %93.00 %3 ChristianitySlovakP
Slovak
  
Slovene9000.10 %54.00 %3 ChristianitySlovene   
Somali45,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
 T
South Asian, general60,0000.50 %5.00 %Y1 HinduismHindiP
South Asian, general
 T
Spaniard8,3001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Swedish8,500,000Y6.90 %57.00 %4 ChristianitySwedishP
Swedish
 T
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo17,0000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityTuroyoP
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
M
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo of Sweden
 
Tajik26,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTajikiP
Tajik
 T
Thai, Central30,0000.30 %0.50 %Y1 BuddhismThaiP
Thai, Central
  
Tibetan1,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 BuddhismTibetan, CentralP
Tibetan
 T
Tigrai, Tigrinya13,0003.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityTigrignaP
Tigrai, Tigrinya
  
Turk33,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
M
Turk of Sweden
T
Ukrainian3,0003.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
  
Uzbek, Northern2,9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUzbek, NorthernP
Uzbek, Northern
  
Vietnamese8,8001.80 %9.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
  
Yazidi4,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSwedishP
Yazidi
 T
Total People Groups:   88 9,801,000 15     21     69 9 33
Unclassified / Other Individuals 51,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 9,852,000  
Data Notes
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Sweden – 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 23.9 % 383,000 3.9 %
  2 - Minimally reached 5 5.7 % 62,000 0.6 %
  3 - Superficially reached 20 22.7 % 228,000 2.3 %
  4 - Partially reached 32 36.4 % 8,951,000 91.3 %
  5 - Significantly reached 10 11.4 % 178,000 1.8 %
Totals 88   9,801,000  


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

Albanian, Gheg
5,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Albanian, Tosk
1,500


Algerian, Arabic-speaking
2,300


Americans, U.S.
15,000


Amhara, Ethiopian
10,000


Anglo-Australian
3,600


Anglo-Canadian
2,700


Arab, Egyptian
5,100


Arab, Iraqi
91,000


Arab, Jordanian
3,200


Arab, Lebanese
22,000


Arab, Libyan
2,000


Arab, Moroccan
5,500


Arab, Sudanese
2,200


© Copyrighted Photo
Arab, Syrian
28,000


Arab, Tunisian
4,100


Assyrian
10,000


Azerbaijani
2,200


Bosniak
31,000


British
28,000


Bulgarian
6,600


Cape Verdean
800


Chilean
18,000


Colombian, Mestizo
6,600


Croat
4,500


Czech
1,400


Danish
46,000


Dutch
11,000


Estonian
5,900


Filipino, Tagalog
3,300


Finnish
91,000


French
9,000


German
37,000


German Swiss
2,900


Greek
12,000


Han Chinese, Cantonese
20,000


Han Chinese, Mandarin
19,000


Hungarian
11,000


Italian
10,000


Korean
4,500


Kurd, Kurmanji
11,000


Lithuanian
9,200


Macedonian
3,900


Mandaean
5,300


Norwegian
36,000


Persian
43,000


Peruvian
4,200


Polish
57,000


Portuguese
2,800


Romani, Kalo Finnish
3,100


Romani, Vlax, Kalderash
11,000


Romanian
17,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Russian
8,900


Serb
11,000


Slovak
1,200


Somali
45,000


South Asian, general
60,000


Spaniard
8,300


Swedish
8,500,000


Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
17,000


Tajik
26,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Thai, Central
30,000


Tibetan
1,000


Tigrai, Tigrinya
13,000


Turk
33,000


Ukrainian
3,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Uzbek, Northern
2,900


© Copyrighted Photo
Vietnamese
8,800


Yazidi
4,100

Sweden People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Sweden – 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
Albanian, Ghegaln11NT
Albanian, Toskals10Complete
Amharicamh10Complete
Arabic, Algerian Spokenarq11NT
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Libyan Spokenayl11None
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm11None
Arabic, Moroccan Spokenary11Complete
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc20Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp11Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Arabic, Tunisian Spokenaeb11Portions
Assyrian Neo-Aramaicaii10Complete
Azerbaijani, Northazj11Complete
Bavarianbar10Complete
Bosnianbos11Complete
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Chinese, Yueyue10Complete
Croatianhrv10Complete
Czechces10Complete
Danishdan10Complete
Dutchnld10Complete
Englisheng50Complete
Estonian, Standardekk10Complete
Finnishfin10Complete
Finnish, Tornedalenfit10Portions
Frenchfra10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
German, Swissgsw10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Hungarianhun10Complete
Icelandicisl10Complete
Italianita10Complete
Kabuverdianukea10Portions
Koreankor10Complete
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Latvian, Standardlvs10Complete
Lithuanianlit10Complete
Macedonianmkd10Complete
Mandaicmid11None
Norwegiannor10Complete
Ovdalianovd10None
Persian, Iranianpes10Complete
Polishpol10Complete
Portuguesepor20Complete
Romani, Kalo Finnishrmf10Portions
Romani, Vlaxrmy10NT
Romanianron10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Saami, Lulesmj10NT
Saami, Northsme10Complete
Saami, Pitesje10Need?
Saami, Southsma10None
Saami, Umesju10Complete
Serbiansrp10Complete
Slovakslk10Complete
Sloveneslv10Complete
Somalisom11Complete
Spanishspa50Complete
Swedishswe62Complete
Swedish Sign Languageswl10Portions
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Tajikitgk11Complete
Thaitha11Complete
Tibetan, Centralbod11Complete
Tigrignatir10Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Turoyotru10NT
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Uzbek, Northernuzn11Complete
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Totals: 73 88 21   67 50 58 62 41
Data Notes
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Sweden – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 6.5 %
(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.
Sweden – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Sweden. Ministries in the Sweden 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 Sweden   Ministries in Western Europe
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Country Level Ministries Size
Biblical Ministries WorldwideMedium
Christian Associates InternationalSmall
Churches of God, General ConferenceMedium
Elim FellowshipMedium
European Christian Mission International, USAMedium
Evangelical Baptist MissionsMedium
Fellowship International MissionMedium
Greater Europe MissionMedium
Mennonite Mission NetworkMedium
Mission Possible FoundationMedium
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, World MissionsSmall
Ministries Listed:  11
 
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
Data Sources
 
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Sweden – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 9,801,000
Percent Urbanization 86 %
Total People Groups 88
Unreached People Groups 21
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Swedish
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 55.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 6.5%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.898 (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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