Country: Panama

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

3

Total Population

3,890,000

Unreached Population

18,000

% Christian Adherent

89.3%

% Evangelical

18.2 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 154,000 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab, Lebanese 7,400 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Palestinian 7,800 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.6 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 7,500 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
 Bribri 1,100 Bribri Christianity 75.0 % 12.0 %
 Buglere, Bogota 29,000 Buglere Christianity 75.0 % 17.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Panamanian Sign Language Christianity 91.0 % 0.0 %
 Embera, Northern 33,000 Embera, Northern Christianity 85.0 % 12.0 %
Embera-Saija 300 Epena Christianity 60.0 % 0.5 %
 French 39,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Greek 3,100 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 31,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.0 % 6.0 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 26,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 1,200 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.0 %
 Hindi, East Indian 14,000 Hindi Hinduism 10.0 % 0.5 %
 Italian 20,000 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.1 %
 Jamaicans 286,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 90.0 % 28.0 %
 Japanese 2,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
Jew 8,500 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Korean 400 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna 86,000 Kuna, Border Christianity 70.0 % 4.0 %
 Ngabe, Guaymi 180,000 Ngabere Christianity 92.0 % 4.0 %
 Panamanian, Mestizo 2,368,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 20.0 %
 Panamanian, Mulatto 345,000 Spanish Christianity 91.0 % 19.0 %
Part-Indian 115,000 Spanish Christianity 88.0 % 10.0 %
San Blas Cuna, Kuna 76,000 Kuna, San Blas Christianity 85.0 % 11.0 %
 Spaniard 37,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Teribe, Naso 4,300 Teribe Christianity 65.0 % 9.0 %
 Wounaan, Nonama 7,800 Woun Meu Christianity 65.0 % 0.5 %
  Totals:  29 3,890,000 3     89.3 % 18.2 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.2 %)
89.3 %
Ethnic Religions
3.2 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
0.7 %
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
68.4 %
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 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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