Country: Colombia

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

6 (5.4%)

Total Population

49,809,000

Unreached Population

24,000 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

94.0%

% Evangelical

7.33 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Achagua 300 300 Achagua Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 20,000 186,662,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 35.00 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 813,000 15,619,000 Spanish Christianity 60.00 % 34.00 %
Amorua, Wipiwe 200 200 Guahibo Christianity 70.00 % 11.00 %
 Andoque 600 600 Andoque Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 %
 Arab, Palestinian 12,000 11,769,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 20.00 % 0.50 %
Arab, Syro-Lebanese 24,000 122,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 0.20 %
Bara, Waimaha 800 800 Waimaha Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
 Barasano, Southern 2,300 2,300 Barasana-Eduria Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 %
Betoye 900 900 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 %
 Bora 900 4,400 Bora Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 %
 British 3,900 49,948,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 %
Canamomo 28,000 28,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 %
Carabayo, Macusa 200 200 Carabayo Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
Carapana 900 1,000 Carapana Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 %
Chibcha 13,000 13,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 %
Chimila 500 500 Chimila Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 7,944,000 Chinese, Mandarin Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 %
Chiricoa 200 200 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 33,279,000 34,525,000 Spanish Christianity 96.30 % 7.10 %
 Colombian, White 9,350,000 9,603,000 Spanish Christianity 96.30 % 6.30 %
 Coreguaje, Koreguaje 2,400 2,400 Koreguaje Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 14.00 %
Creole Islander 28,000 28,000 Islander Creole English Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 %
 Cubeo, Cuveo 6,900 7,300 Cubeo Christianity 80.00 % 40.00 %
Cuiba 2,400 2,600 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Colombian Sign Language Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 %
Desano 2,200 3,900 Desano Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 %
Dujo 100 100 Spanish Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 %
 Embera, Northern 19,000 53,000 Embera, Northern Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 11.00 %
Embera-Baudo 6,500 6,500 Embera-Baudo Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.00 %
 Embera-Catio, Katio 35,000 35,000 Embera-Catio Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.50 %
Embera-Chami, Chami 5,900 5,900 Embera-Chami Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.50 %
Embera-Saija 4,100 4,700 Epena Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.50 %
Embera-Tado 1,100 1,100 Embera-Tado Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 %
 French 5,500 49,054,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 %
 German 4,400 64,598,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 %
Guajibo, Guahibo 28,000 52,000 Guahibo Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 %
Guambiano 24,000 24,000 Guambiano Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 %
Guanaca 700 700 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 %
Guayabero 1,300 1,300 Guayabero Christianity 80.00 % 30.00 %
 Hupda, Hupde Maku 200 2,100 Hupde Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 %
Ica, Arhuaco 8,500 8,500 Arhuaco Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 %
Inga 25,000 26,000 Inga Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
 Jamaicans 253,000 3,717,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 94.40 % 8.00 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 2,500 300,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jungle Inga, Mocoa 13,000 13,000 Inga, Jungle Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
Kamentsa 5,100 5,100 Camsa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 3.70 %
Kankuamo 4,000 4,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 %
Karijona 400 400 Carijona Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.80 %
Kawiyari 300 300 Cabiyari Christianity 80.00 % 6.00 %
 Kofan 900 2,200 Cofan Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 %
 Kogi 12,000 12,000 Kogi Ethnic Religions 1.60 % 1.60 %
Kokama, Cocama-Cocamilla 900 20,000 Cocama-Cocamilla Christianity 81.00 % 0.50 %
 Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna 2,700 90,000 Kuna, Border Christianity 70.00 % 36.00 %
Kuripako, Curripaco 7,900 17,000 Curripaco Christianity 60.00 % 25.00 %
Letuama 700 700 Tanimuca-Retuara Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.30 %
Macaguan, Agualinda Guajibo 300 300 Macaguan Christianity 50.00 % 13.00 %
 Macu 1,600 1,600 Cacua Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 %
 Makuna, Jepa-Matsi 1,100 1,300 Macuna Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 %
Masiguare 400 400 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 %
Matapi 200 200 Yucuna Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 %
 Meneca Huitoto 8,300 8,300 Huitoto, Minica Christianity 65.00 % 18.00 %
 Motilone, Bari 3,900 7,700 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 %
Muinane 500 600 Muinane Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 %
Nonuya 200 200 Spanish Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 %
 Nukak Maku 800 800 Nukak Maku Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 2.00 %
Ocaina 200 400 Ocaina Christianity 79.00 % 1.00 %
Paez 147,000 147,000 Paez Christianity 65.00 % 38.00 %
Palenquero 3,600 3,600 Palenquero Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 %
Pasto, Quillasinga 74,000 74,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 %
Piapoco 5,500 9,200 Piapoco Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 38.00 %
Piaroa 12,000 31,000 Piaroa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 11.00 %
Pijao, Coyaima 26,000 26,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 %
Piratapuyo, Waikino 600 2,100 Piratapuyo Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 %
Pisamira Unknown Unknown Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 %
Puinave, Puinabe 7,000 9,000 Puinave Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 %
Quaiquer 16,000 17,000 Awa-Cuaiquer Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 %
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 10,000 37,000 Quechua, Napo Lowland Christianity 90.00 % 11.00 %
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero 300 600 Playero Christianity 50.00 % 0.05 %
 Romani, Vlax 5,000 1,199,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 %
Saliba, Saliva 1,500 1,800 Saliba Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 %
Senu, Zenu 37,000 37,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 %
Siona 200 1,100 Siona Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 %
 Siriano 200 300 Siriano Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 %
 Spaniard 15,000 28,692,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 %
Taiwano Unknown Unknown Barasana-Eduria Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 %
Tanimuca 1,300 1,300 Tanimuca-Retuara Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.80 %
Tariano 400 2,400 Tariana Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 0.50 %
Tatuyo 400 400 Tatuyo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 %
 Ticuna 7,400 55,000 Ticuna Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 %
Totoro 5,400 5,400 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 %
 Tukano, Tariano 7,400 14,000 Tucano Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
Tule 1,300 1,300 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 %
Tunebo, Central 6,300 6,300 Tunebo, Central Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 %
Tunebo, Eastern 500 500 Tunebo, Barro Negro Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
Tunebo, Western 900 900 Tunebo, Western Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
Tuyuka 600 1,500 Tuyuca Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
 Uitoto, Murui Huitoto 8,300 9,600 Huitoto, Murui Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 %
Wanano, Guanano 1,500 2,100 Guanano Christianity 70.00 % 16.00 %
 Wayuu, Guajiro 223,000 636,000 Wayuu Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
 Wiwa, Malayo 7,300 7,300 Malayo Ethnic Religions 2.10 % 0.40 %
 Wounaan, Waumeo 3,700 12,000 Woun Meu Christianity 65.00 % 0.40 %
 Yagua 700 8,000 Yagua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.30 %
Yanacona, Mitamae 23,000 23,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 %
Yari 900 900 Yari Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
Yauna 200 200 Macuna Christianity 50.00 % 3.00 %
Yucuna 2,200 2,200 Yucuna Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 %
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 5,100 17,000 Yukpa Christianity 75.00 % 35.00 %
Yukpa-Coyaima 17,000 17,000 Yukpa Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 %
Yuruti 1,200 1,200 Wajiara Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
Zambo, Afro-Colombian 5,030,000 5,764,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 5.50 %
  Totals:  111 49,809,000       6   94.02 % 7.33 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 55,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 49,864,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.3 %)
94.0 %
Ethnic Religions
2.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
2.7 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.4 %
Protestant
3.4 %
Roman Catholic
90.5 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Colombia. 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 Colombia
  • Christian ministry in Colombia
  • 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



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