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Taiwan – 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.5,90028.00 %78.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Ami204,000Y6.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityAmisP
Ami
 T
Anglo-Canadian2,1007.00 %73.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Canadian
  
British2,5008.00 %62.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bunun57,000Y14.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityBununP
Bunun
 T
DeafY0.90 %4.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsTaiwan Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Filipino, Tagalog80,00012.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
Han Chinese, Hakka4,235,000Y0.35 %2.10 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, HakkaP
Han Chinese, Hakka
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin4,514,000Y3.00 %5.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Han Chinese, Min Nan13,472,000Y3.10 %4.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min NanP
Han Chinese, Min Nan
M
Han Chinese, Min Nan of Taiwan
T
Hui56,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamChinese, MandarinP
Hui
 T
Indonesian251,0005.00 %14.00 %4 IslamIndonesianP
Indonesian
  
Japanese12,0000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Jew, Chinese100Y0.00 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Mandarin  T
Kanakanabu300Y30.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityKanakanabu M
Kanakanabu of Taiwan
T
Kavalan, Kuwarawan1,400Y7.00 %76.00 %4 ChristianityChinese, Min Nan   
Korean3,50016.00 %31.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Malay13,0000.30 %0.50 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malay
M
Malay of Taiwan
T
Mongol, Khalka5000.00 %2.00 %Y1 BuddhismMongolian, HalhP
Mongol, Khalka
 T
Paiwanese, Tamari98,000Y30.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityPaiwanP
Paiwanese, Tamari
 T
Pinuyumayan, Puyuma14,000Y18.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityPuyumaP
Pinuyumayan, Puyuma
 T
Rukai, Tsalisen13,000Y10.00 %78.00 %4 ChristianityRukaiP
Rukai, Tsalisen
M
Rukai, Tsalisen of Taiwan
T
Saaroa300Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Other / SmallSaaroa M
Saaroa of Taiwan
T
Saiset, Seisirat6,500Y11.00 %68.00 %5 ChristianitySaisiyat   
Sakizaya900Y2.00 %82.00 %3 ChristianityAmis, Nataoran   
Seediq9,500Y25.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityTaroko   
Siraya3,000Y6.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityChinese, Min Nan   
Tayal, Atayal87,000Y9.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityAtayalP
Tayal, Atayal
  
Thai, Central67,0000.30 %1.00 %Y1 BuddhismThaiP
Thai, Central
 T
Thao, Sau800Y8.00 %78.00 %4 ChristianityChinese, Min Nan   
Tibetan, Central2,0000.01 %0.01 %Y1 BuddhismTibetan, CentralP
Tibetan, Central
 T
Truku30,000Y8.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityTaroko   
Tsou, Northern Tsuu6,600Y4.00 %72.00 %4 ChristianityTsou   
Vietnamese119,0001.80 %10.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
  
Yami, Botel Tabago3,500Y8.00 %82.00 %4 ChristianityYamiP
Yami, Botel Tabago
  
Total People Groups:   35 23,371,000 23     10     24 5 20
Unclassified / Other Individuals 44,000  
World Factbook (2015) 23,415,000  
Other reported groups:  5  
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Taiwan – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 10 28.6 % 4,386,000 18.8 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 2.9 % 119,000 0.5 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 2.9 % 900 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 14 40.0 % 18,591,000 79.5 %
  5 - Significantly reached 9 25.7 % 275,000 1.2 %
Totals 35   23,371,000  


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

Americans, U.S.
5,900


Ami
204,000


Anglo-Canadian
2,100


British
2,500


© Copyrighted Photo
Bunun
57,000


Deaf
Unknown


Filipino, Tagalog
80,000


Han Chinese, Hakka
4,235,000


Han Chinese, Mandarin
4,514,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Min Nan
13,472,000


Hui
56,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Indonesian
251,000


Japanese
12,000


Korean
3,500


© Copyrighted Photo
Malay
13,000


Mongol, Khalka
500


© Copyrighted Photo
Paiwanese, Tamari
98,000


Pinuyumayan, Puyuma
14,000


Rukai, Tsalisen
13,000


Tayal, Atayal
87,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Thai, Central
67,000


Tibetan, Central
2,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Vietnamese
119,000


Yami, Botel Tabago
3,500

Taiwan People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Taiwan – 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
Amisami10Complete
Amis, Nataoranais10Need?
Atayaltay10Complete
Bununbnn10Complete
Chinese, Hakkahak11Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn32Complete
Chinese, Min Nannan40Complete
Englisheng30Complete
Indonesianind10Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Kanakanabuxnb10Need?
Koreankor10Complete
Malayzlm11Need?
Mongolian, Halhkhk11Complete
Paiwanpwn10NT
Puyumapyu10Portions
Rukaidru10NT
Saaroasxr11Need?
Saisiyatxsy10Need?
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Taiwan Sign Languagetss11None
Tarokotrv20Complete
Thaitha11Complete
Tibetan, Centralbod11Complete
Tsoutsu10NT
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Yamitao10NT
Totals: 27 35 10   21 12 13 23 9
Data Notes
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Taiwan – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 2.8 %
(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.
Taiwan – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Taiwan. Ministries in the Taiwan section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Northeast Asia 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 Taiwan   Ministries in Northeast Asia
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Country Level Ministries Size
Act BeyondMedium
Evangelical Covenant ChurchMedium
Foursquare Missions InternationalMedium
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
Great Commission Ministries IncorporatedMedium
Heart of God MinistriesMedium
International Partnership MinistriesMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Liberty Corner MissionSmall
Lutheran Brethren World MissionsSmall
Macedonian World Baptist MissionsMedium
Mustard Seed InternationalSmall
Navigators, International Missions GroupMedium
Norwegian Mission AllianceMedium
Open Door Baptist MissionsSmall
Overseas Radio and TelevisionMedium
Reformed Church in AmericaMedium
Ripe for Harvest IncorporatedMedium
Sowers InternationalSmall
Team ExpansionMedium
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, World MissionsSmall
World-Wide MissionsMedium
Ministries Listed:  23
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc.Medium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Asia Evangelistic Fellowship InternationalMedium
Asian Outreach, U.S.A.Small
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
BMS World MissionMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Canadian Baptist International MinistriesMedium
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Christian Brethren AssembliesLarge
Church Mission SocietyMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church Resource MinistriesMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
CLC InternationalMedium
Commission to Every NationMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
Elim FellowshipMedium
EQUIP FoundationSmall
Every Home for ChristMedium
Fellowship of Evangelical ChurchesSmall
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
FrontiersMedium
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global Recordings NetworkMedium
GO InternationalSmall
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Gospel Fellowship AssociationMedium
Gospel Furthering FellowshipSmall
InterAct - Evangeliska FrikyrkanMedium
InterCommSmall
International Fellowship of Evangelical StudentsLarge
International Street Kids Outreach MinistriesMedium
InterserveMedium
Intervarsity Christian FellowshipMedium
Lifewords (Scripture Gift Mission)Medium
Literacy and Evangelism InternationalSmall
Lutheran Church - Missouri SynodMedium
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Mennonite Mission NetworkMedium
Mission MinistriesMedium
New Mission Systems InternationalMedium
OMF International (Overseas Missionary Fellowship)Large
One Mission SocietyMedium
Open Air Campaigners (OAC)Medium
Open Doors InternationalMedium
Operation MobilizationLarge
Partners in Asian MissionsMedium
Pentecostal Assemblies of CanadaMedium
PioneersMedium
Reformed Baptist Mission ServicesSmall
SEND InternationalMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission)Medium
TearfundMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
The Leprosy MissionMedium
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
World Harvest Now, IncorporatedSmall
World HorizonsMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Wycliffe Bible TranslatorsLarge
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  76
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Taiwan – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 23,371,000
Percent Urbanization Unknown
Total People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 10
Region Northeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Chinese, Mandarin
Secondary National LanguageChinese, Hakka
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Professing Christian 6.0%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 2.8%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index Not reported (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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