Country: El Salvador

Number of People Groups

11

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

6,587,000

Unreached Population

800

% Christian Adherent

94.5%

% Evangelical

28.1 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (94.5%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 9,700 English Christianity 79.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab 1,300 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 9.0 % 0.5 %
 Deaf Unknown Salvadoran Sign Language Christianity 90.0 % 0.1 %
 German 6,800 German, Standard Christianity 68.0 % 2.1 %
Jew 100 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kekchi, Quecchi 13,000 Q'eqchi' Christianity 96.0 % 14.0 %
 Lenca 50,000 Spanish Christianity 85.0 % 0.5 %
Part-Indian 300,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 2.0 %
 Pipil 266,000 Spanish Christianity 96.0 % 0.5 %
 Salvadorians 5,892,000 Spanish Christianity 94.6 % 31.0 %
 Turk 700 Turkish Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  11 6,539,000 2     94.5 % 28.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 28.1 %)
94.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
4.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
10.8 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
26.2 %
Roman Catholic
63.0 %
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 El Salvador. 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 El Salvador
  • Christian ministry in El Salvador
  • 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 El Salvador 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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