Country: Panama

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

2 (6.9%)

Total Population

3,950,000

Unreached Population

12,000 (0.3%)

% Professing Christian

89.4%

% Evangelical

18.20 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 156,000 186,662,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab, Lebanese 7,500 10,560,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Palestinian 7,900 11,769,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 25.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Syrian 7,600 19,411,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
 Bribri 1,200 16,000 Bribri Christianity 75.00 % 12.00 %
 British 1,100 49,948,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Buglere, Bogota 29,000 29,000 Buglere Christianity 75.00 % 17.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Panamanian Sign Language Christianity 91.00 % 19.30 %
 Embera, Northern 34,000 53,000 Embera, Northern Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 %
Embera-Saija 300 4,700 Epena Christianity 60.00 % 0.50 %
 French 40,000 49,054,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Greek 3,200 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 31,000 77,482,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 6.00 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 27,000 42,839,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 1,200 56,222,000 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 %
 Hindi, East Indian 14,000 1,324,000 Hindi Hinduism 10.00 % 0.50 %
 Italian 20,000 38,240,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
 Jamaicans 290,000 3,717,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 %
 Japanese 2,000 124,291,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 10,000 300,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna 87,000 90,000 Kuna, Border Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
 Ngabe, Guaymi 183,000 189,000 Ngabere Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 %
 Panamanian, Mestizo 2,403,000 8,543,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 20.00 %
 Panamanian, Mulatto 351,000 351,000 Spanish Christianity 91.00 % 19.00 %
 Part-Indian 117,000 422,000 Spanish Christianity 88.00 % 10.00 %
San Blas Cuna, Kuna 77,000 77,000 Kuna, San Blas Christianity 85.00 % 11.00 %
 Spaniard 38,000 28,692,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Teribe, Naso 4,400 4,400 Teribe Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 %
 Wounaan, Nonama 7,900 12,000 Woun Meu Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
  Totals:  29 3,950,000       2   89.36 % 18.20 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 22,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 3,972,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.2 %)
89.4 %
Ethnic Religions
3.2 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
4.7 %
Other / Small Religions
1.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
3.1 %
Independent
7.5 %
Orthodox
0.5 %
Other Christian
3.3 %
Protestant
17.3 %
Roman Catholic
68.3 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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 Panama. 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 Panama
  • Christian ministry in Panama
  • 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 Panama 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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