Country: Guyana

Number of People Groups

22

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

835,000

Unreached Population

4,700

% Christian Adherent

51.4%

% Evangelical

13.9 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (51.4%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale *
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afro-Guyanese 257,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 96.0 % 26.0 %
Akawaio, Kapon 5,000 Akawaio Christianity 75.0 % 50.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 900 English Christianity 77.0 % 28.0 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 68,000 English Christianity 52.0 % 18.0 %
Arawak 17,000 Arawak Christianity 92.0 % 13.0 %
 Aukan, Ndjuka 900 Eastern Maroon Creole Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
 British 2,400 English Christianity 59.0 % 8.0 %
Carib, Galibi 3,300 Carib Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 54.0 % 15.0 %
Guyanese, Mullato 93,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 80.0 % 23.0 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 800 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 7.0 % 5.7 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 800 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
Macushi, Makuxi 10,000 Macushi E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 9.0 %
Patamona, Patamuna 5,500 Patamona Christianity 70.0 % 19.0 %
Pemon, Arekuna 600 Pemon E Ethnic Religions 24.0 % 14.0 %
 Portuguese 1,700 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
 Sarnami Hindi, East Indian 344,000 Guyanese Creole English Hinduism 8.0 % 1.5 %
 Urdu 4,300 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Wai-Wai, Katawian 100 Waiwai Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
Waiapi 500 Waiwai E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.0 %
Wapixana, Vapidiana 7,700 Wapishana Christianity 60.0 % 12.0 %
 Warao, Warrau 5,600 Spanish Christianity 55.0 % 14.0 %
  Totals:  22 830,000 2     51.4 % 13.9 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.9 %)
51.4 %
Ethnic Religions
5.4 %
Hinduism
29.1 %
Islam
7.7 %
Non-Religious
6.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
20.7 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
41.6 %
Roman Catholic
31.0 %
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 Guyana. 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 Guyana
  • Christian ministry in Guyana
  • 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 Guyana 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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