Country: Belize

Number of People Groups

15

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

309,000

Unreached Population

3,100

% Christian Adherent

85.6%

% Evangelical

18.8 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Arab, Syrian 200 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 40.0 % 1.7 %
 Belize Creole 64,000 Belize Kriol English Christianity 71.0 % 18.0 %
 Black Carib, Garifuna 14,000 Garifuna Christianity 91.2 % 10.1 %
 British 2,400 English Christianity 69.0 % 6.0 %
 Chinese, general 9,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 11.0 % 4.5 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 83.9 % 0.0 %
Guatemalan White 2,900 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 12.0 %
Guatemalan, Mestizo 164,000 Spanish Christianity 97.0 % 23.0 %
 Jew 3,000 English E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Kekchi 18,000 Q'eqchi' Christianity 98.0 % 14.0 %
Maya, Mopan 11,000 Maya, Mopan Christianity 93.0 % 19.0 %
 Maya, Yucaten 2,200 Maya, Yucatec Christianity 94.0 % 13.0 %
Mennonites 11,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 95.0 % 20.0 %
 South Asian, general 6,700 Hindi Hinduism 22.0 % 7.0 %
 Turk 100 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  15 309,000 2     85.6 % 18.8 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.8 %)
85.6 %
Ethnic Religions
2.1 %
Hinduism
1.0 %
Islam
0.5 %
Non-Religious
8.5 %
Other / Small Religions
1.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
5.2 %
Independent
3.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.4 %
Protestant
21.4 %
Roman Catholic
64.9 %
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 Belize. 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 Belize
  • Christian ministry in Belize
  • 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 Belize 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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