Country: Venezuela

Number of People Groups

67

People Groups Unreached

3

Total Population

31,297,000

Unreached Population

40,000

% Professing Christian

83.6%

% Evangelical

7.7 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Akawaio, Kapon 200 Akawaio Christianity 75.0 % 10.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 25,000 English Christianity 84.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab, Lebanese 143,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
Arawak 100 Arawak Christianity 92.0 % 3.0 %
 Armenian 6,900 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
Arutani, Auaque Unknown Arutani E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 20.0 %
Baniwa 700 Baniwa Christianity 70.0 % 9.0 %
Bare 1,300 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.8 %
 Basque 6,100 Basque Christianity 88.0 % 5.0 %
 British 8,300 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
Carib, Galibi 17,000 Carib Christianity 60.0 % 3.0 %
 Catalonian 6,200 Catalan Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
 Chinese, general 31,000 Spanish Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Colombian 217,000 Spanish Christianity 94.0 % 7.5 %
Cuban 93,000 Spanish Christianity 57.0 % 8.8 %
Cuiba 500 Cuiba E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.0 %
Cumanagoto 600 Cumanagoto E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 1.0 %
Deaf Unknown Venezuelan Sign Language Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
 French 9,400 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 9,200 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
German Colonia Tovar 1,600 German, Colonia Tovar Christianity 88.0 % 0.5 %
 Greek 6,800 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Guajibo, Guahibo 14,000 Guahibo Christianity 85.0 % 7.2 %
Inga 5,800 Inga Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Italian 404,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Jamaicans 3,100 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 83.0 % 28.0 %
Japreria, Yapreria 200 Japreria E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 4.0 %
Jew 8,100 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
Kuripako, Curripaco 6,200 Curripaco Christianity 60.0 % 13.0 %
Maco 3,100 Maco E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 6.0 %
Macushi, Makuxi 1,400 Macushi E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 6.0 %
Mandahuaca, Bare 5,200 Mandahuaca Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
Mapoyo, Mopoi 400 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 4.0 %
 Maquiritari, Mayongong 8,200 Maquiritari Christianity 80.0 % 2.0 %
 Motilone, Bari 2,800 Bari Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
Ninam 200 Ninam Christianity 70.0 % 4.0 %
Panare, Eye 4,500 Enapa Woromaipu Christianity 55.0 % 4.0 %
Paraujano 11,000 Spanish Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
Patamona 300 Patamona Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
Pemon, Pemong 6,400 Pemon Christianity 60.0 % 14.0 %
Piapoco 1,800 Piapoco Christianity 55.0 % 4.0 %
Piaroa 18,000 Piaroa E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.3 %
 Polish 9,300 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Portuguese 282,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
Puinave 1,600 Puinave Christianity 60.0 % 0.7 %
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero 300 Playero Christianity 50.0 % 0.1 %
 Romanian 1,700 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 5,200 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Saliba, Saliva 400 Saliba Christianity 56.0 % 3.0 %
 Sanuma, Xamatari 5,900 Sanuma E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
 Spaniard 93,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
Spanish Creole, Pidgin 155,000 Spanish Christianity 91.0 % 7.0 %
Tabare 4,400 Carib Christianity 60.0 % 2.0 %
Tunebo, Central 600 Tunebo, Central E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
 Turk 31,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 11,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
Venezualans 29,134,000 Spanish Christianity 85.0 % 8.0 %
 Warao, Warrau 32,000 Warao E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 1.4 %
Warekena, Guarfekena 600 Guarequena Christianity 60.0 % 1.0 %
 Wayuu, Guajiro 371,000 Wayuu E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 1.5 %
 Yabarana, Yauarana 100 Yabarana E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 2.0 %
Yanomam 16,000 Yanomami E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.0 %
 Yanomami-Yanomamo 20,000 Yanomamo E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 5.0 %
Yaruro, Pume 10,000 Pume E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
 Yuana, Yuwana 1,400 Yuwana E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 26.0 %
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 3,500 Yukpa Christianity 75.0 % 4.0 %
Zambo, Mulatto 16,000 Spanish Christianity 70.0 % 6.0 %
  Totals:  67 31,297,000 3     83.6 % 7.7 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 85,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 31,382,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.7 %)
83.6 %
Ethnic Religions
1.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.4 %
Non-Religious
14.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.8 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
Protestant
6.1 %
Roman Catholic
84.0 %
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 Venezuela. 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 Venezuela
  • Christian ministry in Venezuela
  • 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 Venezuela 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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