Country: Jamaica

Number of People Groups

10

People Groups Unreached

1

Total Population

2,871,000

Unreached Population

200

% Christian Adherent

81.3%

% Evangelical

27.0 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (81.3%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 7,800 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab, Lebanese 21,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.0 % 0.5 %
 British 27,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Cuban, other Hispanic 8,700 Spanish Christianity 55.0 % 8.8 %
 Deaf Unknown Jamaican Sign Language Christianity 83.0 % 14.9 %
East Indian 95,000 Hindi Christianity 75.0 % 2.0 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 74,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.0 %
 Jamaicans 2,620,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 84.3 % 29.0 %
 Jew 200 English E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Portuguese 5,800 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
  Totals:  10 2,860,000 1     81.3 % 27.0 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 27.0 %)
81.3 %
Ethnic Religions
10.0 %
Hinduism
0.7 %
Islam
0.8 %
Non-Religious
5.4 %
Other / Small Religions
1.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
4.6 %
Independent
12.8 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
33.1 %
Protestant
42.5 %
Roman Catholic
6.8 %
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 Jamaica. 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 Jamaica
  • Christian ministry in Jamaica
  • 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 Jamaica 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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