Country: Chile

Number of People Groups

25

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

17,751,000

Unreached Population

22,000

% Christian Adherent

88.1%

% Evangelical

17.9 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (88.1%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Alacaluf, Kawesqar 3,000 Qawasqar Christianity 80.0 % 9.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 8,800 English Christianity 87.0 % 34.0 %
 Arab 3,700 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
Atacameno 24,000 Spanish Christianity 92.0 % 9.0 %
 Aymara, Chilean 59,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 78.0 % 17.0 %
 Basque 7,100 Basque Christianity 94.0 % 1.0 %
 British 5,600 English Christianity 65.0 % 7.0 %
 Chilean 16,610,000 Spanish Christianity 89.0 % 18.0 %
 Chinese, general 12,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 30.0 % 7.5 %
 Deaf Unknown Chilean Sign Language Christianity 87.2 % 1.9 %
 French 3,500 French Christianity 76.0 % 2.0 %
 German 42,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 4.0 %
 Greek 6,500 Greek Christianity 95.0 % 0.3 %
Huilliche, Southern Mapuche 3,100 Huilliche Christianity 80.0 % 11.0 %
 Italian 35,000 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 3.5 %
Jew 21,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.2 %
Latin American, other 150,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
 Mapuche, Araucanian 680,000 Mapudungun Christianity 70.0 % 23.0 %
Quechua, Chilean 8,900 Quechua, Chilean Christianity 75.0 % 15.0 %
 Rapa Nui, Easter Islander 5,300 Rapa Nui Christianity 85.0 % 9.0 %
 Russian 1,800 Russian Christianity 60.0 % 0.8 %
 Serb 3,600 Serbian Christianity 85.0 % 0.3 %
 Spaniard 10,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 2.2 %
 Turk 900 Turkish Islam 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Yamana 1,900 Spanish Christianity 94.0 % 9.0 %
  Totals:  25 17,706,000 2     88.1 % 17.9 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
88.1%
17.9%
Ethnic Religions
1.5%
Hinduism
0.0%
Islam
0.2%
Non-Religious
9.3%
Other / Small Religions
0.9%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.1%
Independent
14.9%
Protestant
3.8%
Roman Catholic
78.7%
Orthodox
0.1%
Other Christian
2.5%

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 Chile. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Chile
  • Christian ministry in Chile
  • 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 Chile 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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