Country: Peru

Number of People Groups

103

People Groups Unreached

8 (7.8%)

Total Population

31,515,000

Unreached Population

155,000 (0.5%)

% Professing Christian

94.6%

% Evangelical

11.14 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Achuar Jivaro 5,800 12,000 Achuar-Shiwiar Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 %
Afro-Peruvians 157,000 158,000 Spanish Christianity 100.00 % 7.00 %
Aguaruna, Ahuajun 47,000 47,000 Aguaruna Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.10 %
Amahuaca, Ipitineri 400 600 Amahuaca Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
Amarakaire 300 300 Amarakaeri Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 9,500 186,662,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 %
 Amuesha, Lorenzo 12,000 12,000 Yanesha Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 0.80 %
 Apurucayali Asheninka 4,900 4,900 Ajyininka Apurucayali Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 %
Arabela, Chiripunu 600 600 Arabela Christianity 60.00 % 0.60 %
 Ashaninka 31,000 31,000 Ashaninka Christianity 65.00 % 1.50 %
 Asheninka Perene 6,600 6,600 Asheninka Perene Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 %
 Asheninka, Pajonal 14,000 14,000 Asheninka Pajonal Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
Asheninka, Pichis 14,000 15,000 Asheninka, Pichis Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.00 %
 Asheninka, South Ucayali 17,000 17,000 Asheninka, South Ucayali Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
 Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua 8,400 9,400 Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua Christianity 60.00 % 1.70 %
 Aymara, Central 541,000 2,908,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 %
Aymara, Southern 243,000 499,000 Aymara, Southern Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 %
 Bora 2,800 4,400 Bora Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.30 %
 British 5,100 49,948,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Candoshi, Shapra 5,300 5,300 Candoshi-Shapra Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.20 %
Capanahua, Kapanawa 500 500 Capanahua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.30 %
Caquinte 400 400 Caquinte Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 0.40 %
 Cashibo-Cacataibo 6,200 6,200 Cashibo-Cacataibo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.40 %
Chamicura, Chamicolos Unknown Unknown Chamicuro Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 %
 Chayahuita, Chawi 14,000 14,000 Chayahuita Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.40 %
 Chilean 94,000 16,387,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 18.00 %
Cogapacori 800 800 Nanti Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 2.50 %
Cujareno, Mashco Piro 300 300 Mashco Piro Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Peruvian Sign Language Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 %
Ese Ejja, Huarayo 600 2,400 Ese Ejja Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.60 %
 German 6,200 64,598,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 6,300 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 138,000 77,482,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
Huachipaire, Wacipaire 400 400 Huachipaeri Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 7.00 %
Injerto, Asian / Peruvians 13,000 13,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
Iquito, Amacacore 200 200 Iquito Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
Isconahua 100 100 Isconahua Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
 Japanese 150,000 124,291,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
Jaqaru, Haqearu 2,400 2,400 Jaqaru Christianity 80.00 % 0.20 %
 Jebero, Xebero 2,800 2,800 Jebero Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 1,900 300,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Kaxinawa, Cashinahua 1,500 9,000 Kashinawa Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.20 %
Kokama, Cocama 11,000 20,000 Cocama-Cocamilla Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.60 %
 Kulina, Madija 500 4,300 Kulina Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.00 %
 Machiguenga, Manaries 12,000 12,000 Machiguenga Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 %
 Marinawa, Sharanahua 600 1,100 Sharanahua Christianity 70.00 % 10.00 %
 Matses 1,700 2,600 Matses Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.20 %
Muinane Huitoto 100 100 Huitoto, Nupode Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 0.80 %
Muinane, Muinana 100 600 Muinane Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
Mulatto 61,000 61,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Nomatsiguenga 7,600 7,600 Nomatsiguenga Christianity 60.00 % 2.50 %
Ocaina 200 400 Ocaina Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
 Orejon, Koto 500 500 Orejon Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 %
 Peruvian 23,378,000 24,301,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 14.00 %
 Piro 5,000 5,000 Yine Christianity 70.00 % 0.80 %
Pisabo 600 600 Pisabo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Quechua, Ambo-Pasco 113,000 113,000 Quechua, Ambo-Pasco Christianity 95.00 % 2.40 %
 Quechua, Apurimac 236,000 236,000 Quechua, Eastern Apurimac Christianity 99.00 % 0.50 %
Quechua, Arequipa 23,000 23,000 Quechua, Arequipa-La Union Christianity 99.00 % 0.50 %
 Quechua, Ayacucho 1,096,000 1,096,000 Quechua, Ayacucho Christianity 99.00 % 3.00 %
 Quechua, Cajamarca 37,000 37,000 Quechua, Cajamarca Christianity 99.00 % 4.00 %
Quechua, Cerro de Pasco 14,000 14,000 Quechua, Santa Ana de Tusi Pasco Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Quechua, Chachapoyas 8,100 8,100 Quechua, Chachapoyas Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
Quechua, Chincha 7,300 7,300 Quechua, Chincha Christianity 99.00 % 3.00 %
 Quechua, Chiquian Ancash 12,000 12,000 Quechua, Chiquian Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 1.40 %
Quechua, Corongo Ancash 4,900 4,900 Quechua, Corongo Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 0.40 %
 Quechua, Cuzco 2,232,000 2,232,000 Quechua, Cusco Christianity 97.00 % 3.00 %
Quechua, Huallaga 55,000 55,000 Quechua, Huallaga Huanuco Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
Quechua, Huamalies 89,000 89,000 Quechua, Huamalies-Dos de Mayo Huanuco Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
 Quechua, Huaylas Ancash 406,000 406,000 Quechua, Huaylas Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 1.20 %
Quechua, Jauja Huancayo 94,000 94,000 Quechua, Jauja Wanca Christianity 99.00 % 2.00 %
 Quechua, Jungle 54,000 54,000 Quechua, San Martin Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
 Quechua, Lambayeque 25,000 25,000 Quechua, Lambayeque Christianity 99.00 % 3.00 %
 Quechua, Margos Chaulan 137,000 137,000 Quechua, Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha Christianity 86.00 % 3.00 %
Quechua, North Junin 76,000 76,000 Quechua, North Junin Christianity 99.00 % 0.90 %
Quechua, North Lima 8,500 8,500 Quechua, Cajatambo North Lima Christianity 99.00 % 0.40 %
 Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash 295,000 295,000 Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 %
Quechua, Pacaroas 1,500 1,500 Quechua, Pacaraos Christianity 99.00 % 5.00 %
 Quechua, Pachitea 59,000 59,000 Quechua, Panao Huanuco Christianity 99.00 % 2.00 %
Quechua, Pasco-Yanahuanca 46,000 46,000 Quechua, Chaupihuaranga Christianity 99.00 % 0.60 %
 Quechua, Puno 591,000 591,000 Quechua, Puno Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 %
Quechua, Sihuas Ancash 7,700 7,700 Quechua, Sihuas Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 2.60 %
 Quechua, Southern Conchucos Ancash 314,000 314,000 Quechua, Southern Conchucos Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 0.60 %
Quechua, Southern Huancayo 295,000 295,000 Quechua, Huaylla Wanca Christianity 99.00 % 0.80 %
Quechua, Southern Pastaza 1,900 1,900 Quechua, Southern Pastaza Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Quechua, Yauyos 7,600 7,600 Quechua, Yauyos Christianity 99.00 % 0.80 %
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 11,000 37,000 Quechua, Napo Lowland Christianity 99.00 % 3.00 %
 Quichua, Tigre, Bobonaza 2,200 12,000 Quichua, Northern Pastaza Christianity 99.00 % 2.00 %
Romani, Calo 9,400 895,000 Calo Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 %
 Russian 1,600 130,000,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
 Secoya, Angotero 300 1,000 Secoya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 0.60 %
 Shipibol 30,000 30,000 Shipibo-Conibo Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
Spanish, Loreto-Ucayali 3,100 3,100 Spanish, Loreto-Ucayali Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 %
 Ticuna 9,700 55,000 Ticuna Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Uitoto, Murui Huitoto 1,300 9,600 Huitoto, Murui Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 %
 Urarina, Shimacu 3,500 3,500 Urarina Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 1.40 %
 Wampis 11,000 11,000 Huambisa Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.00 %
 Yagua, Yava 7,300 8,000 Yagua Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.40 %
Yaminahua, Chitonajuas 300 300 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yaminahua, Jaminawa 900 2,400 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.70 %
Yaminawa, Arara 300 300 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Yora, Manu Park Panoan 500 500 Yora Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
Zambo 31,000 5,764,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 %
  Totals:  103 31,515,000       8   94.61 % 11.14 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 89,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 31,604,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.1 %)
94.6 %
Ethnic Religions
2.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
7.4 %
Roman Catholic
87.0 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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 Peru. 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 Peru
  • Christian ministry in Peru
  • 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 Peru 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.
In Peru Size
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection, Missions Small
Amazon Focus Small
AMG International Large
Baptist International Outreach Medium
BILD International Small
Calvary International Medium
Childcare Worldwide Medium
Christ for the City Medium
Christian and Missionary Alliance Large
Commission to Every Nation Medium
Compassion International Large
Eastern Mennonite Missions Medium
Elim Fellowship Medium
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
Food for the Hungry Medium
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Global Outreach International Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Harvest Foundation Small
International Partnership Ministries Medium
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Latin American Indian Ministries Small
Latin Link Medium
Literacy and Evangelism International Small
LOGOI Ministries Small
Luke Society, Incorporated Small
Macedonian World Baptist Missions Medium
Map International Medium
Ministries in Action Small
Mission to the World Medium
Missionary Ventures International Medium
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church World Witness Small
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Medium
Ripe for Harvest Incorporated Medium
South American Mission Medium
South American Missionary Society Small
Spanish World Ministries Medium
Team Expansion Medium
TEAR Fund New Zealand Small
Tear Netherlands Small
TearFund Belgium Small
TearFund Switzerland Small
TearFund UK Large
The Brethren Church Medium
The Mission Society Medium
White Fields Medium
Women to the World Small
World Concern Large
World Missions Far Corners Incorporated Large
World-Wide Missions Medium
Wycliffe Bible Translators Large


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