Country: Bolivia

Number of People Groups

48

People Groups Unreached

2 (4.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

11,166,000

Population in Unreached

2,800 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

92.4%

% Evangelical

19.34%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.6%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Afro-Bolivian 126,000 127,000 Spanish Christianity 98.50 % 12.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 3,200 190,342,000 English Christianity 84.50 % 35.00 % -
 Araona 200 200 Araona Christianity 65.00 % 35.00 % -
 Aymara 1,052,000 1,697,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 94.00 % 30.57 % -
Ayore 2,100 4,900 Ayoreo Christianity 55.00 % 20.00 % -
Baure 1,000 1,000 Baure Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Bolivian, Mestizo 7,322,000 7,631,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 19.27 % -
 British 500 52,309,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 6.00 % -
Canichana 1,500 1,500 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Cavinena 1,700 1,700 Cavinena Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 1.00 % -
Cayubaba 800 800 Spanish Christianity 81.00 % 1.00 % -
 Chacobo 500 500 Chacobo Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
 Chinese, general 6,900 12,934,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 25.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chipaya 2,100 2,100 Chipaya Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % -
Chiquitano 47,000 49,000 Chiquitano Ethnic Religions 38.00 % 3.00 % -
 Deaf 84,000 46,464,000 Bolivian Sign Language Christianity 90.97 % -
Ese Ejja, Huarayo 700 1,900 Ese Ejja Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 % -
 German 227,000 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 7.00 % -
 Greek 3,700 10,823,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 % -
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 124,000 150,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 56.00 % 35.00 % -
 Guarani, Western Bolivian 8,700 8,700 Guarani, Western Bolivian Christianity 75.00 % 20.00 % -
 Guarayu 12,000 12,000 Guarayu Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
 Ignaciano, Moxos 2,000 2,000 Ignaciano Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 % -
Itene Unknown Unknown Itene Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
Itonama 3,200 3,200 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 16.00 % -
 Japanese 19,000 124,687,000 Japanese Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 500 299,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
Latin American Branco 11,000 17,000 Portuguese Christianity 99.00 % 16.00 % -
Leco 4,200 4,200 Leco Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 6.00 % -
Manchineri Unknown 1,000 Machinere Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 % -
 Mennonites 72,000 471,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 100.00 % 3.50 % -
Movima 12,000 12,000 Movima Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 % -
 Okinawan, Ryukyuan 2,300 990,000 Okinawan, Central Buddhism 1.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Quechua, North Bolivian 253,000 253,000 Quechua, North Bolivian Christianity 90.50 % 14.00 % -
 Quechua, South Bolivian 1,697,000 1,793,000 Quechua, South Bolivian Christianity 94.00 % 17.94 % -
Reyesano 4,900 4,900 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Siriono 1,000 1,000 Siriono Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Tacana 6,800 6,800 Tacana Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 2.00 % -
Tapiete Unknown 3,100 Nandeva Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Toromono 300 300 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
 Trinitario 33,000 33,000 Trinitario Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
 Tsimane 10,000 10,000 Tsimane Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 % -
Uru 700 700 Aymara, Central Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Weenhayek, Wichi Lhames Nocten 2,000 48,000 Wichi Lhamtes Nocten Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
Wichi, Pilcomayo Mataco 1,400 45,000 Wichi Lhamtes Guisnay Christianity 65.00 % 22.00 % -
 Yaminahua, Acre 100 2,400 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Yuqui 200 200 Yuqui Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % -
 Yuracare 3,100 3,100 Yuracare Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 10.00 % -
  Totals:  48 11,166,000       2   92.44 % 19.34 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 50,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 11,216,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   11,166,000 48 2 4.2 % 2,800 0.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 286,406,000 2,565.0 % 96.9 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 %
 
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 738,609,000 6,614.8 % 71.2 % 24.0 % 1.4 % 0.3 % 2.6 % 0.6 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 209,247,000 1,874.0 % 93.7 % 0.0 % 1.9 % 2.9 % 1.4 % 0.2 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,543,000 1,016.9 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
11,166,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Araona aro 1 0 Bible Portions
Aymara, Central ayr 2 0 Complete Bible
Ayoreo ayo 1 0 New Testament
Baure brg 1 0 Bible Portions
Bolivian Sign Language bvl 1 0
Cavinena cav 1 0 New Testament
Chacobo cao 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chipaya cap 1 0 New Testament
Chiquitano cax 1 0 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Ese Ejja ese 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian gui 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Western Bolivian gnw 1 0 New Testament
Guarayu gyr 1 0 New Testament
Ignaciano ign 1 0 New Testament
Itene ite 1 0
Japanese jpn 1 0 Complete Bible
Leco lec 1 0
Machinere mpd 1 0 New Testament
Movima mzp 1 0 Bible Portions
Nandeva tpj 1 0
Okinawan, Central ryu 1 1 Bible Portions
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, North Bolivian qul 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, South Bolivian quh 1 0 Complete Bible
Siriono srq 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 8 1 Complete Bible
Tacana tna 1 0 New Testament
Trinitario trn 1 0 New Testament
Tsimane cas 1 0 New Testament
Wichi Lhamtes Guisnay mzh 1 0 Complete Bible
Wichi Lhamtes Nocten mtp 1 0 Complete Bible
Yaminahua yaa 1 0 New Testament
Yuqui yuq 1 0 Bible Portions
Yuracare yuz 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 39 48 2   25 25 19 37 8

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.3 %)
92.4 %
Ethnic Religions
1.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.9 %
Other / Small Religions
3.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
7.2 %
Protestant
11.6 %
Roman Catholic
76.4 %
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 Bolivia. 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 Bolivia
  • Christian ministry in Bolivia
  • 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 Bolivia or Latin 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 Bolivia Size
Amazon Focus Small
American Baptist Churches of the USA, Int'l Ministries Medium
Apostolic Team Ministries, International Small
Avant Ministries Medium
Bethany International Ministries Medium
Canadian Baptist International Ministries Medium
Christ for the City Medium
Christ Mandate for Missions Medium
Christian Aid Mission Large
Christians in Action Missions International Medium
Church of God, Anderson, Indiana Medium
Church of God, Holiness Medium
Compassion International Large
Congregational Methodist Church Small
Evangelical Church Missions Small
Evangelistic Faith Missions Small
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Food for the Hungry Medium
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Grace Ministries International Medium
International Partnership Ministries Medium
Latin Link Medium
Literacy and Evangelism International Small
LOGOI Ministries Small
Luke Society, Incorporated Small
Macedonian World Baptist Missions Medium
Map International Medium
Mennonite Mission Network Medium
Ministries in Action Small
Missionary Ventures International Medium
Norwegian Mission Alliance Medium
Palm Missionary Ministries Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Ripe for Harvest Incorporated Medium
South American Mission Medium
South American Missionary Society Small
Spanish World Ministries Medium
Tear Netherlands Small
TearFund UK Large
World Concern Large
World Concern Medium
World Gospel Mission Medium
World-Wide Missions Medium
Bolivia Statistics
People Groups 48
Unreached People Groups 2  (4.2%)
Population 11,166,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 2,800  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 92.4%
Percent Evangelical 19.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.6%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 69%
Continent South America
Region Latin America
10/40 Window No
Country Code BL
Official Language(s) SpanishAymara, Central
Literacy Rate 93%
Estimated Illiterate Population 782,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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