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Syria
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Syria – 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
Abkhaz5,3001.00 %4.00 %Y1 IslamAbkhazP
Abkhaz
  
Adyghe25,0000.10 %0.40 %Y1 IslamAdygheP
Adyghe
M
Adyghe of Syria
T
Alawite1,361,000Y0.02 %0.02 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Alawite
M
Alawite of Syria
T
Americans, U.S.1,50028.00 %79.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
  
Arab, Egyptian70,0004.00 %15.00 %4 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Jordanian33,0000.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Jordanian
M
Arab, Jordanian of Syria
T
Arab, Lebanese82,000Y0.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
 T
Arab, Najdi Bedouin1,208,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Najdi SpokenP
Arab, Najdi Bedouin
M
Arab, Najdi Bedouin of Syria
T
Arab, North Iraqi49,0000.20 %0.70 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, North Iraqi
 T
Arab, Palestinian473,0000.50 %3.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of Syria
T
Arab, Syrian11,101,000Y0.10 %6.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Syria
T
Aramaic, West17,000Y0.10 %40.00 %2 IslamWestern Neo-Aramaic   
Armenian59,0008.00 %93.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
 T
Assyrian, Suret163,000Y1.00 %92.00 %3 ChristianityAssyrian Neo-AramaicP
Assyrian, Suret
 T
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk32,0000.09 %0.10 %Y1 IslamAzerbaijani, SouthP
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
M
Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk of Syria
 
Bedouin, Levantine70,000Y0.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamArabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi SpokenP
Bedouin, Levantine
M
Bedouin, Levantine of Syria
T
British1,7008.00 %61.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bulgarian1,7001.90 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBulgarianP
Bulgarian
 T
Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic5,4001.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityChaldean Neo-AramaicP
Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic
 T
Chechen4,4000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamChechenP
Chechen
 T
DeafY0.10 %6.00 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Druze386,000Y0.36 %0.36 %Y1 Other / SmallArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Druze
M
Druze of Syria
T
French9,8001.00 %63.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
German1,6002.00 %64.00 %3 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek4,9000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Jew, SyrianY0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Jew, Syrian
 T
Kabardian34,0000.00 %0.05 %Y1 IslamKabardianP
Kabardian
M
Kabardian of Syria
T
Kurd, Kurmanji1,352,000Y0.04 %0.13 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
M
Kurd, Kurmanji of Syria
T
Ossetic49,0000.10 %30.00 %2 IslamOssetic  T
Persian47,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Portuguese8003.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Romani, Domari, Zott33,000Y1.00 %5.00 %Y1 IslamDomariP
Romani, Domari, Zott
 T
Russian2,9001.00 %66.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Spaniard9001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo23,000Y0.80 %100.00 %3 ChristianityTuroyoP
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo
M
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo of Syria
T
Turk2,7000.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Turkmen107,0000.00 %2.00 %Y1 IslamTurkmenP
Turkmen
M
Turkmen of Syria
T
Yazidi11,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Yazidi
 T
Total People Groups:   38 16,829,000 13     19     35 13 27
Unclassified / Other Individuals 1,735,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 18,564,000  
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Syria – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 19 50.0 % 5,233,000 31.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 5 13.2 % 11,249,000 66.8 %
  3 - Superficially reached 9 23.7 % 213,000 1.3 %
  4 - Partially reached 4 10.5 % 132,000 0.8 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 2.6 % 1,500 0.0 %
Totals 38   16,829,000  


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.
Syria – 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
Abkhazabk11NT
Adygheady11NT
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spokenavl11None
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Najdi Spokenars11Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc64Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spokenayp11None
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp22Portions
Armenianhye10Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaicaii10Complete
Azerbaijani, Southazb11Complete
Bulgarianbul10Complete
Chaldean Neo-Aramaiccld10NT
Chechenche11Complete
Domarirmt11None
Englisheng20Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Kabardiankbd11NT
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Language unknownxxx10None
Osseticoss10Complete
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Portuguesepor10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Spanishspa10Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Turkmentuk11NT
Turoyotru10NT
Western Neo-Aramaicamw10None
Totals: 31 38 19   26 17 24 27 13
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Syria – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.2 %
(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.
Syria – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Syria. Ministries in the Syria section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa 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 Syria   Ministries in Middle East and North Africa
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Syria – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 16,829,000
Percent Urbanization 57 %
Total People Groups 38
Unreached People Groups 19
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National LanguageArabic, North Levantine Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 6.0%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.2%  [2]
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking 6 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.658 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
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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