Country: Bolivia

Number of People Groups

43

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

10,962,000

Unreached Population

2,800

% Christian Adherent

92.8%

% Evangelical

16.1 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Afro-Bolivian 125,000 Spanish Christianity 98.5 % 12.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 3,100 English Christianity 84.5 % 35.0 %
 Araona 100 Araona Christianity 65.0 % 35.0 %
 Aymara 2,299,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 94.0 % 23.0 %
Aymara, Southern 176,000 Aymara, Southern Christianity 92.0 % 23.0 %
Ayore, Moro 2,000 Ayoreo Christianity 55.0 % 20.0 %
Baure 800 Baure Christianity 60.0 % 5.0 %
Bolivian, Mestizo 4,625,000 Spanish Christianity 94.0 % 14.5 %
Canichana 600 Spanish Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
Cavinena 2,000 Cavinena E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 1.0 %
Cayubaba 1,100 Spanish Christianity 81.0 % 1.0 %
 Chacobo 1,100 Chacobo Christianity 70.0 % 6.0 %
 Chinese, general 6,900 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 25.0 % 8.0 %
 Chipaya 2,400 Chipaya Christianity 75.0 % 7.0 %
Chiquitano 187,000 Chiquitano Christianity 93.0 % 3.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Bolivian Sign Language Christianity 91.0 % 7.5 %
Ese Ejja, Huarayo 1,700 Ese Ejja Christianity 60.0 % 20.0 %
 German 225,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 7.0 %
 Greek 3,600 Greek Christianity 95.0 % 0.5 %
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 119,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 56.0 % 35.0 %
 Guarani, Western 8,600 Guarani, Western Bolivian Christianity 75.0 % 20.0 %
 Guarayu, Guarayo 7,400 Guarayu Christianity 70.0 % 12.0 %
 Ignaciano, Moxos 20,000 Ignaciano E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 4.0 %
Itonama 3,100 Itonama Christianity 90.0 % 16.0 %
 Japanese 19,000 Japanese Christianity 60.0 % 9.0 %
Jew 500 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
Latin American Branco 11,000 Portuguese Christianity 99.0 % 16.0 %
 Mennonites 71,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 100.0 % 50.0 %
Movima 8,600 Movima Christianity 80.0 % 7.0 %
 Okinawan, Ryukuan 2,300 Okinawan, Central Buddhism 1.5 % 0.1 %
 Quechua, North Bolivian 250,000 Quechua, North Bolivian Christianity 90.5 % 14.0 %
 Quechua, South Bolivian 2,747,000 Quechua, South Bolivian Christianity 94.0 % 13.5 %
Reyesano 5,400 Reyesano Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Siriono 800 Siriono Christianity 70.0 % 5.0 %
 Tacana 6,700 Tacana E Ethnic Religions 9.0 % 2.0 %
Tapiete 100 Nandeva Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
 Toba Qom 200 Toba Christianity 95.0 % 10.0 %
 Trinitario 7,500 Trinitario E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 5.0 %
 Tsimane 6,600 Tsimane E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 3.0 %
Weenhayek, Wichi Lhames Nocten 2,800 Wichi Lhamtes Nocten Christianity 90.0 % 15.0 %
 Yaminahua, Acre 200 Yaminahua E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 4.0 %
Yuqui 200 Yuqui E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 10.0 %
Yuracare 3,300 Yuracare E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 10.0 %
  Totals:  43 10,962,000 2     92.8 % 16.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.1 %)
92.8 %
Ethnic Religions
1.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.4 %
Other / Small Religions
3.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
11.8 %
Protestant
13.5 %
Roman Catholic
69.3 %
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 Bolivia. 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 Bolivia
  • Christian ministry in Bolivia
  • 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 Bolivia 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.
In Bolivia Size
Amazon Focus Small
American Baptist Churches of the USA, Int'l Ministries Medium
Apostolic Team Ministries, International Small
Avant Ministries Medium
Bethany International Ministries Medium
Canadian Baptist International Ministries Medium
Christ for the City Medium
Christ Mandate for Missions Medium
Christian Aid Mission Large
Christians in Action Missions International Medium
Church of God, Anderson, Indiana Medium
Church of God, Holiness Medium
Compassion International Large
Congregational Methodist Church Small
Evangelical Church Missions Small
Evangelistic Faith Missions Small
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Food for the Hungry Medium
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Grace Ministries International Medium
International Partnership Ministries Medium
Latin Link Medium
Literacy and Evangelism International Small
LOGOI Ministries Small
Luke Society, Incorporated Small
Macedonian World Baptist Missions Medium
Map International Medium
Mennonite Mission Network Medium
Ministries in Action Small
Missionary Ventures International Medium
Norwegian Mission Alliance Medium
Palm Missionary Ministries Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Ripe for Harvest Incorporated Medium
South American Mission Medium
South American Missionary Society Small
Spanish World Ministries Medium
Tear Netherlands Small
TearFund UK Large
World Concern Large
World Concern Medium
World Gospel Mission Medium
World-Wide Missions Medium

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