Country: Nicaragua

Number of People Groups

19

People Groups Unreached

1

Total Population

6,304,000

Unreached Population

300

% Christian Adherent

96.0%

% Evangelical

26.9 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (96.0%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale *
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afro-Nicaraguan 265,000 Islander Creole English Christianity 96.0 % 18.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 6,600 English Christianity 78.0 % 28.9 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 53,000 Spanish Christianity 88.0 % 3.5 %
 Arab 700 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.0 % 1.0 %
 Black Carib, Garifuna 3,400 Garifuna Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Nicaraguan Sign Language Christianity 97.0 % 0.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 13,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.0 % 5.7 %
Jew 300 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Matagalpa 44,000 Spanish Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
 Miskito 218,000 Miskito Christianity 90.0 % 4.0 %
Monimbo 20,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 7.0 %
Nicaraguan, Creole 39,000 Nicaragua Creole English Christianity 92.0 % 10.0 %
 Nicaraguan, Mestizo 5,573,000 Spanish Christianity 97.0 % 29.0 %
Rama 1,100 Rama Christianity 85.0 % 1.5 %
 Romani, Vlax 13,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Spaniard 1,300 Spanish Christianity 75.0 % 1.0 %
Subtiaba 12,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 4.0 %
Sumu 10,000 Mayangna Christianity 85.0 % 1.4 %
Ulwa 400 Ulwa Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
  Totals:  19 6,275,000 1     96.0 % 26.9 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.9 %)
96.0 %
Ethnic Religions
1.7 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
18.1 %
Roman Catholic
69.8 %
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 Nicaragua. 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 Nicaragua
  • Christian ministry in Nicaragua
  • 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 Nicaragua 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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