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Korea, South – 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.121,00028.90 %78.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
British3,6008.00 %63.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
DeafY9.00 %31.00 %4 Non-ReligiousKorean Sign Language  T
Eurasian13,0001.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianityEnglishP
Eurasian
  
Filipino, Tagalog29,00012.30 %96.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
French5,1001.00 %68.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin194,0005.70 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Japanese1,020,0000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Korean49,151,000Y16.80 %30.60 %5 Non-ReligiousKoreanP
Korean
 T
Mongol, Khalka32,0001.20 %1.72 %Y1 BuddhismMongolian, HalhP
Mongol, Khalka
 T
Russian2,6001.20 %75.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Turk1,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
  
Total People Groups:   12 50,573,000 2     3     11 0 7
Unclassified / Other Individuals 132,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 50,705,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Korea, South – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 3 25.0 % 1,054,000 2.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 3 25.0 % 21,000 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 3 25.0 % 198,000 0.4 %
  5 - Significantly reached 3 25.0 % 49,301,000 97.5 %
Totals 12   50,573,000  


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

Americans, U.S.
121,000


British
3,600


Eurasian
13,000


Filipino, Tagalog
29,000


French
5,100


Han Chinese, Mandarin
194,000


Japanese
1,020,000


Korean
49,151,000


Mongol, Khalka
32,000


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Russian
2,600


Turk
1,700

Korea, South People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Korea, South – 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
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Englisheng30Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Koreankor10Complete
Korean Sign Languagekvk10None
Mongolian, Halhkhk11Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Totals: 10 12 3   9 9 10 9 8
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Korea, South – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 16.4 %
(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.
Korea, South – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Korea, South. Ministries in the Korea, South 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 Korea, South   Ministries in Northeast Asia
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Country Level Ministries Size
Cadence InternationalMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Evangelistic Faith MissionsSmall
Global Outreach MissionMedium
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Gospel Fellowship AssociationMedium
Greater Grace World Outreach MissionsMedium
Independent Faith MissionMedium
International Fellowship of Evangelical StudentsLarge
International Gospel OutreachMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Orthodox Presbyterian ChurchMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
Walk Thru the Bible MinistriesMedium
Westminster Biblical MissionsMedium
Word of Life InternationalLarge
World Missions Far Corners IncorporatedLarge
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  18
 
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
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
Evangelical Covenant ChurchMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Fellowship of Evangelical ChurchesSmall
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
FrontiersMedium
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global Recordings NetworkMedium
GO InternationalSmall
Gospel Furthering FellowshipSmall
InterAct - Evangeliska FrikyrkanMedium
InterCommSmall
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
Navigators, International Missions GroupMedium
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
Team ExpansionMedium
TearfundMedium
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
Ministries Listed:  74
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Korea, South – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 50,573,000
Percent Urbanization 82 %
Total People Groups 12
Unreached People Groups 3
Region Northeast Asia
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Korean
Primary Religion Non-Religious
Percent Professing Christian 30.1%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 16.4%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.901 (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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