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Dutch in Netherlands


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
13,994,000 Dutch Non-Religious 48.00 % 4.40 %   

Dutch in Netherlands

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Introduction / History
The Dutch are a Germanic language people group. They were Catholic for centuries and then rebelled against the Catholic Spanish who were controlling their country. They accepted the Reformation and eventually Calvinism (theological system from John Calvin) was imposed as the theology for the state church. Today many are atheist, agnostic and a naturalistic, materialistic, atheistic worldview predominates. A leader in liberal morality worldwide, the Dutch however have a long past of evangelical believers like Erasmus, Arminius, Brother Andrew, and Corrie Ten Boom.

Where are they located?
Their homeland is located in the northwestern part of Europe, above Belgium, to the south of the North Sea, and to the west of Germany.

What are their lives like?
Their lives are similar to other northern European people groups. Individualism, direct communication, planning and honesty are important ideals. They are known for being tolerant of other worldviews and lifestyles though they may or may not be biblically based.

What are their beliefs?
A materialistic, often atheistic worldview predominates.

Prayer Points
Pray that they will hear the gospel and be saved by Christ. Pray they will know God's absolute word on what is right and what is evil.

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Country: Netherlands
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Dutch
People Name General: Dutch
Alternate People Names:
Dutch JewFleming
ROP3 Code: 102787
Joshua Project People ID: 11659
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 13,994,000
Population all Countries: 15,292,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Germanic
People Name General: Dutch
Ethnic Code: CEW19h
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Primary Language: Dutch
Language Code (ISO): nld    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
English (Unknown)Frisian (Unknown)
German, Standard (Unknown)Limburgish (Unknown)
Zeeuws (Unknown)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity48.00 %(Evangelical: 4.40 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious52.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent2.00 %
Protestant36.00 %
Orthodox1.00 %
Other Christian4.00 %
Roman Catholic57.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1477-2003
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1526-2018
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dutch
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: BasisBijbel
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica Dutch
Text / Printed MatterBible: NBG 1951 Translation
Text / Printed MatterBible: Statenvertaling
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Dutch in Netherlands

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People Cluster
    Germanic     Europe, Western    
      Dutch Netherlands    
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            Dutch in Netherlands          
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      Non-Religious     Dutch  
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