Country: Peru

Number of People Groups

103

People Groups Unreached

8

Total Population

31,024,000

Unreached Population

153,000

% Christian Adherent

94.6%

% Evangelical

11.1 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Achuar Jivaro 5,700 Achuar-Shiwiar E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 2.0 %
Afro-Peruvians 155,000 Spanish Christianity 100.0 % 7.0 %
Aguaruna, Ahuajun 46,000 Aguaruna E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.1 %
Amahuaca, Ipitineri 400 Amahuaca E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.3 %
Amarakaire 300 Amarakaeri E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 9,300 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Amuesha, Lorenzo 12,000 Yanesha E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 0.8 %
 Apurucayali Asheninca 4,800 Ajyininka Apurucayali Christianity 60.0 % 2.0 %
Arabela, Chiripunu 600 Arabela Christianity 60.0 % 0.6 %
 Ashaninca 30,000 Ashaninka Christianity 65.0 % 1.5 %
 Asheninca Perene 6,500 Asheninka Perene Christianity 60.0 % 2.0 %
Asheninca, Pichis 14,000 Asheninka, Pichis E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 1.0 %
 Asheninka, Pajonal 14,000 Asheninka Pajonal Christianity 55.0 % 4.0 %
 Asheninka, South Ucayali 16,000 Asheninka, South Ucayali Christianity 55.0 % 4.0 %
 Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua 8,300 Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua Christianity 60.0 % 1.7 %
 Aymara, Central 532,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 90.0 % 1.5 %
Aymara, Southern 240,000 Aymara, Southern Christianity 98.0 % 12.0 %
 Bora 2,800 Bora E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.3 %
 British 5,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Candoshi, Shapra 5,200 Candoshi-Shapra E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.2 %
Capanahua, Kapanawa 500 Capanahua E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.3 %
Caquinte 400 Caquinte E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 0.4 %
 Cashibo-Cacataibo 6,100 Cashibo-Cacataibo E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 0.4 %
Chamicura, Chamicolos Unknown Chamicuro Christianity 90.0 % 0.5 %
 Chayahuita, Chawi 14,000 Chayahuita E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.4 %
 Chilean 93,000 Spanish Christianity 87.0 % 18.0 %
Cogapacori 800 Nanti E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 2.5 %
Cujareno, Mashco Piro 300 Mashco Piro E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Peruvian Sign Language Christianity 96.0 % 2.0 %
Ese Ejja, Huarayo 600 Ese Ejja E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.6 %
 German 6,100 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 6,200 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 136,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
Huachipaire, Wacipaire 400 Huachipaeri E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.0 %
Injerto, Asian / Peruvians 12,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
Iquito, Amacacore 200 Iquito Christianity 70.0 % 1.0 %
Isconahua 100 Isconahua E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.0 %
 Japanese 147,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
Jaqaru, Haqearu 2,400 Jaqaru Christianity 80.0 % 0.2 %
 Jebero, Xebero 2,700 Jebero Christianity 60.0 % 1.0 %
Jew 2,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Kaxinawa, Cashinahua 1,500 Kashinawa E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.2 %
Kokama, Cocama 11,000 Cocama-Cocamilla E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.6 %
 Kulina, Madija 500 Kulina E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 1.0 %
 Machiguenga, Manaries 12,000 Machiguenga Christianity 60.0 % 2.0 %
 Marinawa, Sharanahua 500 Sharanahua Christianity 70.0 % 10.0 %
 Matses 1,700 Matses E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.2 %
Muinane Huitoto 100 Huitoto, Nupode E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 0.8 %
Muinane, Muinana 100 Muinane Christianity 70.0 % 0.0 %
Mulatto 60,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Nomatsiguenga 7,400 Nomatsiguenga Christianity 60.0 % 2.5 %
Ocaina 200 Ocaina Christianity 70.0 % 1.0 %
 Orejon, Koto 500 Orejon Christianity 60.0 % 0.4 %
 Peruvian 23,013,000 Spanish Christianity 96.0 % 14.0 %
 Piro 4,900 Yine Christianity 70.0 % 0.8 %
Pisabo 600 Pisabo E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Quechua, Ambo-Pasco 111,000 Quechua, Ambo-Pasco Christianity 95.0 % 2.4 %
 Quechua, Apurimac 232,000 Quechua, Eastern Apurimac Christianity 99.0 % 0.5 %
Quechua, Arequipa 23,000 Quechua, Arequipa-La Union Christianity 99.0 % 0.5 %
 Quechua, Ayacucho 1,079,000 Quechua, Ayacucho Christianity 99.0 % 3.0 %
 Quechua, Cajamarca 36,000 Quechua, Cajamarca Christianity 99.0 % 4.0 %
Quechua, Cerro de Pasco 14,000 Quechua, Santa Ana de Tusi Pasco Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Quechua, Chachapoyas 8,000 Quechua, Chachapoyas Christianity 99.0 % 2.0 %
Quechua, Chincha 7,200 Quechua, Chincha Christianity 99.0 % 3.0 %
 Quechua, Chiquian Ancash 12,000 Quechua, Chiquian Ancash Christianity 95.0 % 1.4 %
Quechua, Corongo Ancash 4,800 Quechua, Corongo Ancash Christianity 95.0 % 0.4 %
 Quechua, Cuzco 2,197,000 Quechua, Cusco Christianity 97.0 % 3.0 %
Quechua, Huallaga 54,000 Quechua, Huallaga Huanuco Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
Quechua, Huamalies 87,000 Quechua, Huamalies-Dos de Mayo Huanuco Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
 Quechua, Huaylas Ancash 400,000 Quechua, Huaylas Ancash Christianity 95.0 % 1.2 %
Quechua, Jauja Huancayo 92,000 Quechua, Jauja Wanca Christianity 99.0 % 2.0 %
 Quechua, Jungle 53,000 Quechua, San Martin Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Quechua, Lambayeque 25,000 Quechua, Lambayeque Christianity 99.0 % 3.0 %
 Quechua, Margos Chaulan 135,000 Quechua, Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha Christianity 86.0 % 3.0 %
Quechua, North Junin 75,000 Quechua, North Junin Christianity 99.0 % 0.9 %
Quechua, North Lima 8,400 Quechua, Cajatambo North Lima Christianity 99.0 % 0.4 %
 Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash 291,000 Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash Christianity 95.0 % 4.0 %
Quechua, Pacaroas 1,500 Quechua, Pacaraos Christianity 99.0 % 5.0 %
 Quechua, Pachitea 58,000 Quechua, Panao Huanuco Christianity 99.0 % 2.0 %
Quechua, Pasco-Yanahuanca 45,000 Quechua, Chaupihuaranga Christianity 99.0 % 0.6 %
 Quechua, Puno 582,000 Quechua, Puno Christianity 96.0 % 2.0 %
Quechua, Sihuas Ancash 7,600 Quechua, Sihuas Ancash Christianity 95.0 % 2.6 %
 Quechua, Southern Conchucos Ancash 309,000 Quechua, Southern Conchucos Ancash Christianity 95.0 % 0.6 %
Quechua, Southern Huancayo 291,000 Quechua, Huaylla Wanca Christianity 99.0 % 0.8 %
Quechua, Southern Pastaza 1,900 Quechua, Southern Pastaza Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Quechua, Yauyos 7,400 Quechua, Yauyos Christianity 99.0 % 0.8 %
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 11,000 Quechua, Napo Lowland Christianity 99.0 % 3.0 %
 Quichua, Tigre, Bobonaza 2,200 Quichua, Northern Pastaza Christianity 99.0 % 2.0 %
Romani, Calo 9,300 Calo Christianity 70.0 % 5.0 %
 Russian 1,600 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 Secoya, Angotero 300 Secoya E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 0.6 %
 Shipibol 30,000 Shipibo-Conibo Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
Spanish, Loreto-Ucayali 3,100 Spanish, Loreto-Ucayali Christianity 95.0 % 0.5 %
 Ticuna 9,600 Ticuna Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Uitoto, Murui Huitoto 1,300 Huitoto, Murui Christianity 85.0 % 3.0 %
 Urarina, Shimacu 3,500 Urarina E Ethnic Religions 9.0 % 1.4 %
 Wampis 11,000 Huambisa E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 6.0 %
 Yagua, Yava 7,200 Yagua E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 0.4 %
Yaminahua, Chitonajuas 300 Yaminahua E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Yaminahua, Jaminawa 900 Yaminahua E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.7 %
Yaminawa, Arara 300 Yaminahua E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.0 %
 Yora, Manu Park Panoan 500 Yora E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
Zambo 31,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 2.0 %
  Totals:  103 31,024,000 8     94.6 % 11.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.1 %)
94.6 %
Ethnic Religions
2.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
7.4 %
Roman Catholic
87.0 %
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 Peru. 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 Peru
  • Christian ministry in Peru
  • 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 Peru 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.
In Peru Size
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection, Missions Small
Amazon Focus Small
AMG International Large
Baptist International Outreach Medium
BILD International Small
Calvary International Medium
Childcare Worldwide Medium
Christ for the City Medium
Christian and Missionary Alliance Large
Commission to Every Nation Medium
Compassion International Large
Eastern Mennonite Missions Medium
Elim Fellowship Medium
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
Food for the Hungry Medium
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Global Outreach International Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Harvest Foundation Small
International Partnership Ministries Medium
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Latin American Indian Ministries Small
Latin Link Medium
Literacy and Evangelism International Small
LOGOI Ministries Small
Luke Society, Incorporated Small
Macedonian World Baptist Missions Medium
Map International Medium
Ministries in Action Small
Mission to the World Medium
Missionary Ventures International Medium
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church World Witness Small
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Medium
Ripe for Harvest Incorporated Medium
South American Mission Medium
South American Missionary Society Small
Spanish World Ministries Medium
Team Expansion Medium
TEAR Fund New Zealand Small
Tear Netherlands Small
TearFund Belgium Small
TearFund Switzerland Small
TearFund UK Large
The Brethren Church Medium
The Mission Society Medium
White Fields Medium
Women to the World Small
World Concern Large
World Missions Far Corners Incorporated Large
World-Wide Missions Medium
Wycliffe Bible Translators Large

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