Country: Argentina

Number of People Groups

84

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

41,903,000

Unreached Population

183,000

% Christian Adherent

92.8%

% Evangelical

9.5 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (92.8%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Afro-Argentine 126,000 Spanish Christianity 97.0 % 12.0 %
Afro-Bolivian 1,200 Spanish Christianity 98.5 % 12.0 %
Afro-Caribbean, other 2,700 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
Afro-Paraguayan 1,700 Spanish Christianity 100.0 % 6.0 %
Afro-Peruvians 1,300 Spanish Christianity 100.0 % 7.0 %
 Afro-Uruguayan 2,200 Spanish Christianity 91.0 % 6.0 %
 Arab, Palestinian 1,100 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 2.0 %
 Arab, Syrian 1,383,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 38.0 % 1.2 %
 Argentinian White 30,761,000 Spanish Christianity 96.9 % 11.0 %
 Armenian 140,000 Armenian Christianity 90.0 % 2.5 %
Atacameno 14,000 Spanish Christianity 60.0 % 5.0 %
 Aymara 21,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
 Belarusian 3,700 Belarusan Christianity 80.0 % 4.0 %
Black African, general 1,900 Spanish Christianity 75.0 % 6.0 %
Brazilian, Black 1,500 Spanish Christianity 89.0 % 23.0 %
Brazilian, White 41,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.0 % 29.0 %
 British 8,900 English Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
 Cape Verdean 14,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 98.0 % 7.0 %
 Catalonian 186,000 Catalan Christianity 96.0 % 0.7 %
Chane 4,500 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 8.6 %
Charrua 15,000 Spanish Christianity 65.0 % 6.0 %
 Chilean 195,000 Spanish Christianity 89.0 % 18.0 %
 Chinese, general 72,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 31.0 % 0.5 %
Chorote, Eklenjuy 900 Chorote, Iyojwa'ja Christianity 70.0 % 8.9 %
Chorote, Manjuy 1,600 Chorote, Iyo'wujwa Christianity 80.0 % 14.0 %
Chulupe, Chunupi 1,100 Nivacle E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 20.0 %
Comechingon 36,000 Spanish Christianity 65.0 % 5.0 %
 Criollo, Native Argentine, Mestizo 1,647,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 11.0 %
 Croat 3,900 Croatian Christianity 91.0 % 0.3 %
 Czech 7,500 Czech Non-Religious 30.0 % 0.8 %
 Deaf Unknown Argentine Sign Language Christianity 89.3 % 0.0 %
Diaguita 68,000 Spanish Christianity 70.0 % 4.0 %
 French 15,000 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.5 %
 Galician 710,000 Galician Christianity 96.0 % 0.3 %
 German 40,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 7.0 %
 Greek 39,000 Greek Christianity 95.0 % 0.2 %
 Guarani, Ava 22,000 Guarani, Ava Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 16,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 70.0 % 4.9 %
 Guarani, Mbya 8,500 Guarani, Mbya Christianity 80.0 % 2.3 %
 Guarani, Paraguayan 559,000 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
Huarpe 35,000 Spanish Christianity 60.0 % 5.0 %
 Italian 1,963,000 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.0 %
 Japanese 35,000 Japanese O Other / Small 40.0 % 1.2 %
Jew 182,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.2 %
Kaiwa 600 Kaiwa Christianity 70.0 % 35.0 %
Kolla 66,000 Spanish Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
 Korean 31,000 Korean Christianity 80.0 % 30.0 %
 Laotian 1,900 Lao Buddhism 10.0 % 0.8 %
Lengua 1,500 Lengua Christianity 90.0 % 0.0 %
Lule 3,800 Spanish Christianity 55.0 % 3.0 %
Maimara 1,900 Spanish Christianity 60.0 % 5.0 %
 Mapuche, Araucanian 209,000 Mapudungun Christianity 80.0 % 4.0 %
 Mocovi 23,000 Mocovi E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 10.0 %
Omaguaca 7,000 Spanish Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
Ona 2,900 Spanish Christianity 70.0 % 4.0 %
Pampa 22,000 Spanish Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
 Peruvian 159,000 Spanish Christianity 96.0 % 14.0 %
Pilaga Toba 5,300 Pilaga Christianity 90.0 % 45.0 %
 Polish 186,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.5 %
 Portuguese 14,000 Portuguese Christianity 93.0 % 7.0 %
 Quechua, Central Bolivian 1,417,000 Quechua, South Bolivian Christianity 98.8 % 4.0 %
Quechua, Northwest Jujuy 6,500 Quechua, South Bolivian Christianity 94.0 % 10.0 %
Querandi 3,800 Spanish Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
Quichua, Santiago del Estero 60,000 Quichua, Santiago del Estero Christianity 94.0 % 0.4 %
Rankulche 15,000 Spanish Christianity 70.0 % 4.0 %
 Romani, Vlax 56,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 80.0 % 2.0 %
 Romanian 15,000 Romanian Christianity 84.0 % 7.0 %
 Russian 29,000 Russian Christianity 70.0 % 0.4 %
Sanaviron 3,000 Spanish Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Serb 6,000 Serbian Christianity 85.0 % 0.2 %
 Slovak 8,600 Slovak Christianity 80.0 % 12.0 %
Slovene 11,000 Slovene Christianity 95.0 % 0.3 %
 Spaniard 553,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 0.2 %
Tapiete, Guarayo 500 Nandeva Christianity 80.0 % 16.0 %
Tehuelche, Aoniken 29,000 Mapudungun Christianity 90.0 % 0.0 %
 Toba Qom 129,000 Toba Christianity 95.0 % 50.0 %
 Turk 800 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 29,000 Ukrainian Christianity 80.0 % 4.0 %
 Uruguyan White 117,000 Spanish Christianity 71.0 % 3.0 %
Vejoz Mataco 27,000 Wichi Lhamtes Vejoz Christianity 85.0 % 8.0 %
Vilela 500 Toba Christianity 80.0 % 0.0 %
Weenhayek, Wichi Lhames Nocten 200 Wichi Lhamtes Nocten Christianity 80.0 % 10.0 %
 Welsh 29,000 Welsh Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Wichi, Pilcomayo Mataco 41,000 Wichi Lhamtes Guisnay Christianity 70.0 % 28.0 %
  Totals:  84 41,716,000 2     92.8 % 9.5 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.5 %)
92.8 %
Ethnic Religions
1.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.8 %
Non-Religious
3.0 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.4 %
Independent
4.6 %
Orthodox
1.4 %
Other Christian
1.7 %
Protestant
6.4 %
Roman Catholic
83.9 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Argentina. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Argentina
  • Christian ministry in Argentina
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Argentina or Central and South America. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

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