Pole of Europe


People Group Info

Total Population: 5,251,550

ROP3 Code: 108096
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Western
Language: Polish - (pol)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Poland

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Majority Located Where

  Paris, France - 165,000

  Greater London, United Kingdom - 147,816

  Berlin, Germany - 107,807

  Greater Manchester, United Kingdom - 21,231

Poles in France form one of the oldest Polish diaspora communities in Europe with almost 1 million Poles in France. Germany is home to the second largest Polish minority in the world and the biggest in Europe.

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Brief Profile

Like many other European peoples, the Pole diaspora have a long history in Europe with migrations taking place for many years. As a result, many people of Polish ancestral descent have assimilated into European culture and to a large extent no longer adhere to the socio-cultural-linguistic norms that makeup a unique Pole identity.

Nevertheless, many Poles have not assimilated and still adhere to Polish socio-cultural elements plus use Polish as their primary language at home.

As in Poland, the majority of Pole diaspora are Roman Catholic. Historically, a very small percentage would say they adhere to any other religion but Roman Catholicism. Moreover, a small percentage would claim no religious preference adhering to a more secular lifestyle or being non-religious.

Prayer Points

  • A need exists among evangelical churches and Christian for intentional engaging Poles that leads to church planting.
  • Pray for evangelical Americans of Polish ancestral descent to take the message of Jesus Christ to the Poles.
  • Pray for the small minority of evangelical Poles to share the message of Christ bold and clearly.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
FranceParisParis165,000
GermanyBerlinBerlin107,807
United KingdomPerivaleGreater London147,816
United KingdomManchesterGreater Manchester21,231