Country: Ecuador

Number of People Groups

32

People Groups Unreached

1

Total Population

16,058,000

Unreached Population

600

% Christian Adherent

93.9%

% Evangelical

7.9 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (93.9%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale *
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Achuar Jivaro 6,500 Achuar-Shiwiar E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 1.0 %
 Afro-Ecuadorian 350,000 Spanish Christianity 96.0 % 0.5 %
 Americans, U.S. 80,000 English Christianity 81.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab 2,700 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 22.0 % 1.0 %
 British 2,900 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
 Chachi 12,000 Chachi E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 1.2 %
 Deaf Unknown Ecuadorian Sign Language Christianity 95.0 % 0.1 %
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 11,645,000 Spanish Christianity 94.0 % 8.5 %
 Ecuadorian, White 1,478,000 Spanish Christianity 94.0 % 8.5 %
Embera-Saija 300 Epena E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 1.5 %
 German 40,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 17,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
Jew 600 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kofan, Cofan 1,300 Cofan E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 30.0 %
Media Lengua 1,300 Media Lengua E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 0.0 %
 Norwegian 15,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.0 % 8.4 %
Quaiquer, Awa 1,200 Awa-Cuaiquer Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
 Quichua, Calderon Highland 46,000 Quichua, Calderon Highland Christianity 99.0 % 4.0 %
Quichua, Canari Highland 153,000 Quichua, Canar Highland Christianity 96.0 % 2.0 %
 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland 903,000 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 98.0 % 8.0 %
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 16,000 Quechua, Napo Lowland Christianity 90.0 % 6.0 %
 Quichua, Otavalo Highland 658,000 Quichua, Imbabura Highland Christianity 96.0 % 2.0 %
Quichua, Salasaca Highland 19,000 Quichua, Salasaca Highland Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Quichua, Saraguro Highland 40,000 Quichua, Loja Highland Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
Quichua, Tena Lowland 45,000 Quichua, Tena Lowland Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Quichua, Tigre, Bobonaza 9,400 Quichua, Northern Pastaza Christianity 98.0 % 2.0 %
 Secoya, Ecuadorian Siona 700 Secoya E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 7.0 %
 Shuar, Jivaro 41,000 Shuar E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.5 %
Siona 900 Siona Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
 Tsachila 3,000 Colorado E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 1.2 %
 Waorani, Huaorani 2,000 Waorani E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.3 %
Zambo, Mulatto 430,000 Spanish Christianity 98.0 % 5.0 %
  Totals:  32 16,020,000 1     93.9 % 7.9 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.9 %)
93.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
4.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
6.6 %
Protestant
7.6 %
Roman Catholic
82.9 %
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 Ecuador. 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 Ecuador
  • Christian ministry in Ecuador
  • 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 Ecuador 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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