Discover > All Regions / Continents > All Countries > Region: Western Europe > Country: Switzerland
Country Code (FIPS):
Switzerland
  • People Groups
  • People Progress
  • People Photos
  • Languages
  • Religions
  • Ministries
  • Details
Switzerland – People Groups
(Click headings for sorting )
Definitions:
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
People Groups
(click people name for profile)
Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Albanian, general105,0000.50 %30.00 %2 IslamAlbanian, Arbereshe   
Americans, U.S.4,90028.90 %79.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Arab, Lebanese16,0000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Austrian, Bavarian39,0000.50 %83.00 %3 ChristianityBavarian   
Bosniak33,0000.04 %0.20 %Y1 IslamBosnianP
Bosniak
 T
British41,0008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Cape Verdean2,3006.60 %95.00 %4 ChristianityKabuverdianuP
Cape Verdean
  
Croat40,0000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityCroatianP
Croat
 T
Czech6,8000.70 %26.00 %2 Non-ReligiousCzechP
Czech
  
DeafY4.40 %76.00 %4 ChristianitySwiss-German Sign Language  T
Dutch13,0004.30 %47.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutchP
Dutch
  
Filipino, Tagalog17,00012.30 %94.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Finnish2,30012.10 %84.00 %5 ChristianityFinnishP
Finnish
  
Franco-Provencal8,200Y1.00 %62.00 %3 ChristianityArpitan   
Franco-Swiss1,721,000Y3.50 %80.00 %4 ChristianityFrench   
German292,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
German Swiss4,489,000Y5.20 %78.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, SwissP
German Swiss
  
Greek6,7000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin9,2005.70 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Hungarian8,3002.80 %88.00 %4 ChristianityHungarianP
Hungarian
  
Italian299,0001.10 %82.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
M
Italian of Switzerland
 
Japanese5,0000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Jew, French20,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsFrenchP
Jew, French
 T
Kurd, Kurmanji8,4000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKurdish, NorthernP
Kurd, Kurmanji
 T
Lombard359,000Y1.00 %96.00 %3 ChristianityLombard   
Macedonian63,0000.20 %63.00 %3 ChristianityMacedonianP
Macedonian
 T
Portuguese253,0003.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Rhaeto-Romansch, Engadine42,000Y0.50 %97.00 %3 ChristianityRomansh   
Romani, Sinte25,0003.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityRomani, SinteP
Romani, Sinte
 T
Romani, Swiss23,000Y1.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityGerman, Swiss   
Romanian4,2005.40 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian10,0001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Serb91,0000.60 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySerbianP
Serb
 T
South Asian, general73,0001.50 %5.00 %Y1 BuddhismSinhalaP
South Asian, general
 T
Spaniard75,0001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Swedish6,6006.90 %57.00 %4 ChristianitySwedishP
Swedish
  
Thai, Central8,4000.20 %2.00 %Y1 BuddhismThaiP
Thai, Central
  
Tibetan, Central1,4000.01 %0.01 %Y1 BuddhismTibetan, CentralP
Tibetan, Central
 T
Turk70,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Walser17,000Y2.00 %97.00 %3 ChristianityWalser   
Total People Groups:   40 8,309,000 8     8     31 1 15
Unclassified / Other Individuals 70,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 8,379,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
Data Notes
Data Sources
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Switzerland – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 8 20.0 % 219,000 2.6 %
  2 - Minimally reached 3 7.5 % 128,000 1.5 %
  3 - Superficially reached 13 32.5 % 1,073,000 12.9 %
  4 - Partially reached 13 32.5 % 6,865,000 82.6 %
  5 - Significantly reached 3 7.5 % 24,000 0.3 %
Totals 40   8,309,000  


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.
Switzerland – Languages
(Click headings for sorting )
Definitions:
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Language
(click Language name for details)
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, Arberesheaae10Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Arpitanfrp10Portions
Bavarianbar10Complete
Bosnianbos11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Croatianhrv10Complete
Czechces10Complete
Dutchnld10Complete
Englisheng20Complete
Finnishfin10Complete
Frenchfra21Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
German, Swissgsw20Complete
Greekell10Complete
Hungarianhun10Complete
Italianita10Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Kabuverdianukea10Portions
Kurdish, Northernkmr11Complete
Lombardlmo10Portions
Macedonianmkd10Complete
Portuguesepor10Complete
Romani, Sintermo10Complete
Romanianron10Complete
Romanshroh10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Serbiansrp10Complete
Sinhalasin11Complete
Spanishspa10Complete
Swedishswe10Complete
Swiss-German Sign Languagesgg10None
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Thaitha11Complete
Tibetan, Centralbod11Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Walserwae10NT
Totals: 37 40 8   36 25 28 32 23
Data Notes
Data Sources
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Switzerland – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 4.0 %
(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.
Switzerland – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Switzerland. Ministries in the Switzerland 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 Switzerland   Ministries in Western Europe
(Click headings for sorting )   (Click headings for sorting )
Country Level Ministries Size
Christian Associates InternationalSmall
Literacy and Evangelism InternationalSmall
Reformed Baptist Mission ServicesSmall
World-Wide MissionsMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  5
 
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
Ministries Listed:  40
Data Sources
 
People Selector:
Switzerland – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 8,309,000
Percent Urbanization 74 %
Total People Groups 40
Unreached People Groups 8
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Official National Language German, Swiss
Secondary National LanguageFrench
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 76.5%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 4.0%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.917 (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.
 
Prayer Cards
All
Unreached
Maps
Language Map (Ethnologue)
Perry-Castaneda Map Collection
 
Prayercast Video

More great prayer resources at Prayercast

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/countries.php?rog3=SZ