Country: Colombia

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

6

Total Population

49,177,000

Unreached Population

24,000

% Christian Adherent

94.1%

% Evangelical

7.4 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (94.1%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Achagua 300 Achagua Christianity 70.0 % 12.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 20,000 English Christianity 87.0 % 35.0 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 802,000 Spanish Christianity 60.0 % 34.0 %
Amorua, Wipiwe 200 Guahibo Christianity 70.0 % 11.0 %
 Andoque 600 Andoque Christianity 60.0 % 20.0 %
 Arab, Palestinian 12,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 20.0 % 0.5 %
Arab, Syro-Lebanese 24,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 30.0 % 0.2 %
Bara, Waimaha 800 Waimaha E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.0 %
 Barasano, Southern 2,300 Barasana-Eduria Christianity 70.0 % 5.0 %
Betoye 800 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 1.0 %
 Bora 900 Bora Christianity 65.0 % 5.0 %
 British 3,800 English Christianity 70.0 % 8.0 %
Canamomo 27,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.0 %
Carabayo, Macusa 200 Carabayo E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
Carapana 900 Carapana Christianity 80.0 % 7.0 %
Chibcha 13,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 5.0 %
Chimila 500 Chimila E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 4.0 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 Chinese, Mandarin Christianity 60.0 % 2.0 %
Chiricoa 200 Cuiba E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.0 %
Cogui, Kogui 12,000 Kogi E Ethnic Religions 1.6 % 1.6 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 32,920,000 Spanish Christianity 96.3 % 7.1 %
 Colombian, White 9,221,000 Spanish Christianity 96.3 % 6.3 %
 Coreguaje, Koreguaje 2,300 Koreguaje E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 14.0 %
Creole Islander 28,000 Islander Creole English Christianity 90.0 % 18.0 %
 Cubeo, Cuveo 6,800 Cubeo Christianity 80.0 % 40.0 %
Cuiba 2,400 Cuiba E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 6.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Colombian Sign Language Christianity 94.0 % 1.0 %
Desano 2,200 Desano Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
Dujo 100 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 2.0 %
 Embera, Northern 19,000 Embera, Northern E Ethnic Religions 11.0 % 11.0 %
Embera-Baudo 6,400 Embera-Baudo E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 1.0 %
 Embera-Catio, Katio 35,000 Embera-Catio E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 1.5 %
Embera-Chami, Chami 5,800 Embera-Chami E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 1.5 %
Embera-Saija 4,100 Epena E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 1.5 %
Embera-Tado 1,100 Embera-Tado E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 7.0 %
 French 5,400 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.2 %
 German 4,300 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 4.0 %
Guajibo, Guahibo 28,000 Guahibo Christianity 70.0 % 25.0 %
Guambiano 23,000 Guambiano Christianity 70.0 % 30.0 %
Guanaca 700 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 4.0 %
Guayabero 1,300 Guayabero Christianity 80.0 % 30.0 %
 Hupda, Hupde Maku 200 Hupde E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.0 %
Ica, Arhuaco 8,400 Arhuaco E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 9.0 %
Inga 24,000 Inga Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Jamaicans 249,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 94.4 % 8.0 %
Jew 2,600 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Jungle Inga, Mocoa 12,000 Inga, Jungle E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
Kamentsa 5,000 Camsa E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 3.7 %
Kankuamo 4,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 1.0 %
Karijona 400 Carijona E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.0 %
Kawiyari 300 Cabiyari Christianity 80.0 % 6.0 %
 Kofan 900 Cofan E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 1.0 %
Kokama, Cocama-Cocamilla 800 Cocama-Cocamilla Christianity 81.0 % 0.0 %
 Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna 2,700 Kuna, Border Christianity 70.0 % 36.0 %
Kuripako, Curripaco 7,800 Curripaco Christianity 60.0 % 25.0 %
Letuama 700 Tanimuca-Retuara E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.3 %
Macaguan, Agualinda Guajibo 300 Macaguan Christianity 50.0 % 13.0 %
 Macu 1,600 Cacua Christianity 70.0 % 7.0 %
 Makuna, Jepa-Matsi 1,100 Macuna Christianity 70.0 % 5.0 %
Masiguare 400 Cuiba E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.0 %
Matapi 200 Yucuna Christianity 65.0 % 7.0 %
 Meneca Huitoto 8,100 Huitoto, Minica Christianity 65.0 % 18.0 %
 Motilone, Bari 3,900 Bari Christianity 70.0 % 30.0 %
Muinane 500 Muinane Christianity 80.0 % 5.0 %
Nonuya 200 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.0 %
 Nukak Maku 800 Nukak Maku E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 2.0 %
Ocaina 200 Ocaina Christianity 79.0 % 0.0 %
Paez 145,000 Paez Christianity 65.0 % 38.0 %
Palenquero 3,600 Palenquero Christianity 97.0 % 6.0 %
Pasto, Quillasinga 73,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 5.0 %
Piapoco 5,500 Piapoco E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 38.0 %
Piaroa 12,000 Piaroa E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.0 %
Pijao, Coyaima 26,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 4.0 %
Piratapuyo, Waikino 600 Piratapuyo Christianity 60.0 % 15.0 %
Pisamira Unknown Spanish E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.0 %
Puinave, Puinabe 6,900 Puinave Christianity 60.0 % 35.0 %
Quaiquer 16,000 Awa-Cuaiquer Christianity 65.0 % 6.0 %
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 9,800 Quechua, Napo Lowland Christianity 90.0 % 11.0 %
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero 300 Playero Christianity 50.0 % 0.0 %
 Romani, Vlax 4,900 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.0 % 4.0 %
Saliba, Saliva 1,400 Saliba Christianity 55.0 % 5.0 %
Senu, Zenu 36,000 Spanish Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
Siona 200 Siona Christianity 60.0 % 20.0 %
Siriano 200 Siriano Christianity 70.0 % 6.0 %
 Spaniard 15,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 0.5 %
Taiwano Unknown Barasana-Eduria E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.0 %
Tanimuca 1,300 Tanimuca-Retuara E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.8 %
Tariano 400 Tariana E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 0.0 %
 Tatuyo 400 Tatuyo E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 4.0 %
 Ticuna 7,300 Ticuna E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.0 %
Totoro 5,300 Spanish Christianity 70.0 % 5.0 %
 Tukano, Tariano 7,300 Tucano Christianity 60.0 % 5.0 %
Tule 1,300 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 5.0 %
Tunebo, Central 6,200 Tunebo, Central E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 20.0 %
Tunebo, Eastern 500 Tunebo, Barro Negro Christianity 60.0 % 3.0 %
Tunebo, Western 900 Tunebo, Western E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
Tuyuka 600 Tuyuca Christianity 60.0 % 5.0 %
 Uitoto, Murui Huitoto 8,100 Huitoto, Murui Christianity 85.0 % 3.0 %
Wanano, Guanano 1,500 Guanano Christianity 70.0 % 16.0 %
 Wayuu, Guajiro 135,000 Wayuu E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 9.0 %
 Wiwa, Malayo 7,200 Malayo E Ethnic Religions 2.1 % 0.4 %
 Wounaan, Waumeo 3,700 Woun Meu Christianity 65.0 % 0.0 %
 Yagua 700 Yagua E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.0 %
Yanacona, Mitamae 23,000 Spanish Christianity 75.0 % 7.0 %
Yari 900 Yari E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
Yauna 200 Macuna Christianity 50.0 % 3.0 %
Yucuna 2,200 Yucuna Christianity 80.0 % 5.0 %
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 5,000 Yukpa Christianity 75.0 % 35.0 %
Yukpa-Coyaima 16,000 Yukpa Christianity 80.0 % 7.0 %
Yuruti 1,200 Wajiara Christianity 60.0 % 5.0 %
Zambo, Afro-Colombian 4,960,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 5.5 %
  Totals:  111 49,138,000 6     94.1 % 7.4 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.4 %)
94.1 %
Ethnic Religions
1.9 %
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
1.3 %
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 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

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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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