Country: Belize

Number of People Groups

13

People Groups Unreached

1 (7.7%)

Total Population

347,000

Unreached Population

3,300 (0.9%)

% Professing Christian

86.0%

% Evangelical

19.05 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

70 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Belize Creole 70,000 113,000 Belize Kriol English Christianity 71.00 % 18.00 %
 Black Carib, Garifuna 16,000 265,000 Garifuna Christianity 91.23 % 10.10 %
 British 2,700 51,662,000 English Christianity 69.00 % 6.00 %
 Chinese, general 9,800 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 11.00 % 4.50 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 83.94 % 18.80 %
Guatemalan White 3,100 10,509,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
Guatemalan, Mestizo 189,000 189,000 Spanish Christianity 97.00 % 23.00 %
 Jew, English Speaking 3,300 6,095,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.09 % 0.06 %
 Kekchi 19,000 997,000 Q'eqchi' Christianity 98.00 % 14.00 %
Maya, Mopan 12,000 18,000 Maya, Mopan Christianity 93.00 % 19.00 %
 Maya, Yucaten 2,400 903,000 Maya, Yucatec Christianity 94.00 % 13.00 %
Mennonites 12,000 455,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 95.00 % 20.00 %
 South Asian, general 7,300 10,796,000 Hindi Hinduism 22.00 % 7.00 %
  Totals:  13 347,000       1   86.05 % 19.05 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 20,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 367,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.1 %)
86.0 %
Ethnic Religions
2.1 %
Hinduism
0.9 %
Islam
0.4 %
Non-Religious
8.3 %
Other / Small Religions
1.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
5.1 %
Independent
3.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.3 %
Protestant
21.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.6 %
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 Belize. 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 Belize
  • Christian ministry in Belize
  • 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 Belize 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.

Belize Statistics
People Groups 13
Unreached People Groups 1  (7.7%)
Population 347,000
Population in Unreached 3,300  (0.9%)
Urbanization 44%
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code BH
Official National Language English
Secondary National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 70%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 86.0%
Percent Evangelical 19.1%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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