Country: Uruguay

Number of People Groups

31

People Groups Unreached

1

Total Population

3,443,000

Unreached Population

17,000

% Christian Adherent

66.6%

% Evangelical

5.9 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afro-Uruguayan 69,000 Spanish Christianity 91.0 % 6.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 2,100 English Christianity 83.0 % 28.9 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 15,000 Spanish Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
 Argentinian White 31,000 Spanish Christianity 89.0 % 9.1 %
 Armenian 19,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Assyrian 3,400 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.0 % 1.0 %
 Basque 10,000 Basque Christianity 91.0 % 0.5 %
Brazilian, Mestizo 10,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.0 % 26.0 %
Brazilian, White 21,000 Portuguese Christianity 93.0 % 26.0 %
 Bulgarian 1,700 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chilean 3,400 Spanish Christianity 87.0 % 18.0 %
 Croat 3,400 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
 Czech 5,200 Czech Non-Religious 26.0 % 0.7 %
Deaf Unknown Uruguayan Sign Language Christianity 65.0 % 1.9 %
 Eurasian 2,100 Spanish Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
 French 21,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Galician 41,000 Galician Christianity 85.0 % 0.3 %
 German 31,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 14,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,100 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.7 %
 Italian 89,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
Jew 17,000 Spanish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Polish 3,500 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Russian 14,000 Russian Christianity 73.0 % 1.2 %
 Serb 5,200 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Slovak 3,500 Slovak Christianity 93.0 % 1.2 %
 Spaniard 31,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Ukrainian 2,200 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
Uruguayan, Mestizo 86,000 Spanish Christianity 65.0 % 6.2 %
 Uruguayan, White 2,603,000 Spanish Christianity 65.0 % 6.2 %
Zambo, Mulatto 247,000 Spanish Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
  Totals:  31 3,408,000 1     66.6 % 5.9 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.9 %)
66.6 %
Ethnic Religions
7.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
25.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
6.4 %
Orthodox
3.9 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
7.9 %
Roman Catholic
81.8 %
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 Uruguay. 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 Uruguay
  • Christian ministry in Uruguay
  • 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 Uruguay 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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