Country: Dominican Republic

Number of People Groups

16

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

10,686,000

Unreached Population

2,200

% Christian Adherent

93.8%

% Evangelical

9.4 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (93.8%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Afro-Dominican 990,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 7.6 %
 Americans, U.S. 86,000 English Christianity 77.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab, Lebanese 3,700 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 British 1,300 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Dominican Sign Language Christianity 92.0 % 14.9 %
Dominican White 1,696,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 9.1 %
 Dominican, mixed 7,249,000 Spanish Christianity 94.0 % 9.1 %
 French 2,100 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Haitian 428,000 Haitian Christianity 95.0 % 16.0 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 11,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 5.0 % 3.0 %
 Jamaicans 32,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 82.0 % 28.0 %
 Japanese 2,100 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
 Jew, German 100 German, Standard E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Korean 500 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Spaniard 95,000 Spanish Christianity 79.0 % 1.0 %
 West Indian Mulatto 11,000 English Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
  Totals:  16 10,607,000 2     93.8 % 9.4 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
93.8%
9.4%
Ethnic Religions
3.0%
Hinduism
0.0%
Islam
0.0%
Non-Religious
3.1%
Other / Small Religions
0.0%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.1%
Independent
2.9%
Protestant
9.2%
Roman Catholic
85.4%
Orthodox
0.0%
Other Christian
2.4%

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 Dominican Republic. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Dominican Republic
  • Christian ministry in Dominican Republic
  • 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 Dominican Republic or North America and Caribbean. 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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