Country: Paraguay

Number of People Groups

42

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

6,983,000

Unreached Population

17,000

% Christian Adherent

94.8%

% Evangelical

6.8 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (94.8%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Ache, Guayaki 1,700 Ache Christianity 55.0 % 8.0 %
Afro-Paraguayan 71,000 Spanish Christianity 100.0 % 6.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 3,500 English Christianity 78.0 % 28.9 %
Angaite 4,600 Angaite E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 3.0 %
 Anglo-Australian 2,800 English Christianity 70.0 % 14.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 500 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
Ayore, Moro 2,900 Ayoreo Christianity 55.0 % 20.0 %
Brazilian, Mestizo 42,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.0 % 26.0 %
Chamacoco 2,100 Chamacoco E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 2.0 %
Chorote, Manjuy 700 Chorote, Iyo'wujwa Christianity 80.0 % 14.0 %
Chulupe, Nivacle 16,000 Nivacle E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Paraguayan Sign Language Christianity 96.0 % 2.5 %
Emok 1,400 Spanish Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
Enlhet 9,100 Enlhet Christianity 75.0 % 3.0 %
Enxet 7,300 Enxet Christianity 70.0 % 2.0 %
 German 220,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 3,100 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Guana, Kaskiha 300 Guana Christianity 60.0 % 1.0 %
 Guarani 6,066,000 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 97.0 % 7.0 %
 Guarani, Ava 11,000 Guarani, Ava Christianity 85.0 % 10.0 %
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 2,900 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 70.0 % 5.0 %
 Guarani, Mbya 5,700 Guarani, Mbya Christianity 80.0 % 2.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 11,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.0 % 5.7 %
 Italian 42,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Japanese 16,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
Jew 900 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Korean 8,000 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
Latin American White 240,000 Spanish Christianity 97.0 % 6.0 %
Lengua 17,000 Lengua Christianity 90.0 % 0.0 %
 Maka, Maca 2,000 Maka E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 7.0 %
Maskoy Pidgin 7,200 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 100.0 % 5.0 %
Mennonites 46,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 93.0 % 6.0 %
 Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa 8,300 Pai Tavytera Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
Pilaga Toba 300 Pilaga Christianity 95.0 % 2.0 %
 Polish 2,800 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Portuguese 7,100 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
 Russian 900 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Sanapana 7,800 Sanapana Christianity 95.0 % 4.0 %
Tapiete, Guasurango 2,600 Nandeva Christianity 90.0 % 4.0 %
 Toba Qom 1,700 Toba Christianity 95.0 % 50.0 %
 Toba-Maskoy 1,900 Toba-Maskoy Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
 Ukrainian 42,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
  Totals:  42 6,941,000 2     94.8 % 6.8 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.8 %)
94.8 %
Ethnic Religions
2.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.5 %
Orthodox
0.5 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
8.6 %
Roman Catholic
85.1 %
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 Paraguay. 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 Paraguay
  • Christian ministry in Paraguay
  • 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 Paraguay 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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