Country: Chile

Number of People Groups

26

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

17,847,000

Unreached Population

19,000

% Professing Christian

88.1%

% Evangelical

17.9 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Alacaluf, Kawesqar 3,000 3,000 Qawasqar Christianity 80.0 % 9.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 8,900 186,762,000 English Christianity 87.0 % 34.0 %
 Arab 3,700 985,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Armenian 1,100 6,188,000 Armenian Christianity 90.0 % 4.0 %
Atacameno 24,000 38,000 Spanish Christianity 92.0 % 9.0 %
 Aymara, Chilean 59,000 2,969,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 78.0 % 17.0 %
 Basque 7,200 2,857,000 Basque Christianity 94.0 % 1.0 %
 British 5,600 49,252,000 English Christianity 65.0 % 7.0 %
 Chilean 16,744,000 17,284,000 Spanish Christianity 89.0 % 18.0 %
 Chinese, general 12,000 7,941,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 30.0 % 7.5 %
 Deaf Unknown 0 Chilean Sign Language Christianity 87.2 % 1.9 %
 French 3,500 41,867,000 French Christianity 76.0 % 2.0 %
 German 42,000 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 4.0 %
 Greek 6,600 10,824,000 Greek Christianity 95.0 % 0.3 %
Huilliche, Southern Mapuche 3,100 3,100 Huilliche Christianity 80.0 % 11.0 %
 Italian 36,000 39,354,000 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 3.5 %
Jew 18,000 302,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.2 %
Latin American, other 151,000 795,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
 Mapuche, Araucanian 685,000 896,000 Mapudungun Christianity 70.0 % 23.0 %
Quechua, Chilean 8,900 8,900 Quechua, Chilean Christianity 75.0 % 15.0 %
 Rapa Nui, Easter Islander 5,300 5,900 Rapa Nui Christianity 85.0 % 9.0 %
 Russian 1,800 129,028,000 Russian Christianity 60.0 % 0.8 %
 Serb 3,600 10,776,000 Serbian Christianity 85.0 % 0.3 %
 Spaniard 10,000 29,245,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 2.2 %
 Turk 900 57,984,000 Turkish Islam 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Yamana 1,900 1,900 Spanish Christianity 94.0 % 9.0 %
  Totals:  26 17,847,000 2       88.1 % 17.9 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 47,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 17,894,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.9 %)
88.1 %
Ethnic Religions
1.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.2 %
Non-Religious
9.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
14.9 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
2.5 %
Protestant
3.8 %
Roman Catholic
78.7 %
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 these organizations. 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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