Country: Bolivia

Number of People Groups

48

People Groups Unreached

2 (4.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

12,183,000

Population in Unreached

3,000 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

91.89%

% Evangelical

19.27%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.6%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Afro-Bolivian 23,000 24,000 Spanish Christianity 98.50 % 12.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 3,400 195,898,000 English Christianity 84.50 % 35.00 % -
 Araona 200 200 Araona Christianity 65.00 % 35.00 % -
 Aymara 1,146,000 1,805,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 94.00 % 30.57 % -
 Ayore 2,300 5,100 Ayoreo Christianity 55.00 % 20.00 % -
Baure 3,300 3,300 Baure Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
 Bolivian, Mestizo 7,979,000 8,299,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 19.27 % -
 British 600 53,788,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 6.00 % -
Canichana 900 900 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Cavinena 3,900 3,900 Cavinena Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 1.00 % -
Cayubaba 2,200 2,200 Spanish Christianity 81.00 % 1.00 % -
 Chacobo 1,500 1,500 Chacobo Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
 Chinese, general 7,600 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 25.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chipaya 2,300 2,300 Chipaya Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % -
 Chiquitano 146,000 147,000 Chiquitano Ethnic Religions 38.00 % 3.00 % -
 Deaf 92,000 49,091,000 Bolivian Sign Language Christianity 90.97 % -
Ese Ejja, Huarayo 1,700 3,000 Ese Ejja Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 % -
 German 248,000 66,126,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 7.00 % -
 Greek 4,000 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 % -
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 135,000 162,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 56.00 % 35.00 % -
 Guarani, Western Bolivian 9,500 9,500 Guarani, Western Bolivian Christianity 75.00 % 20.00 % -
 Guarayu 24,000 24,000 Guarayu Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
 Ignaciano, Moxos 2,200 2,200 Ignaciano Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 % -
Itene Unknown Unknown Itene Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
Itonama 16,000 16,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 16.00 % -
 Japanese 14,000 120,442,000 Japanese Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 500 285,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
Latin American Branco 12,000 12,000 Portuguese Christianity 99.00 % 16.00 % -
Leco 14,000 14,000 Leco Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 6.00 % -
Manchineri Unknown 1,000 Machinere Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 % -
 Mennonite 78,000 485,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 100.00 % 3.50 % -
Movima 19,000 19,000 Movima Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 % -
 Okinawan, Ryukyuan 2,500 1,166,000 Okinawan, Central Buddhism 1.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Quechua, North Bolivian 275,000 275,000 Quechua, North Bolivian Christianity 90.50 % 14.00 % -
 Quechua, South Bolivian 1,849,000 1,947,000 Quechua, South Bolivian Christianity 94.00 % 17.94 % -
Reyesano 5,300 5,300 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Siriono 1,100 1,100 Siriono Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Tacana 18,000 18,000 Tacana Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 2.00 % -
Tapiete Unknown 3,200 Nandeva Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Toromono 300 300 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
 Trinitario 7,100 7,100 Trinitario Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
 Tsimane 17,000 17,000 Tsimane Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 % -
Uru 2,000 2,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Weenhayek, Wichi Lhames Nocten 5,300 52,000 Weenhayek Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
Wichi, Pilcomayo Mataco 1,500 28,000 Wichi Lhamtes Guisnay Christianity 65.00 % 22.00 % -
 Yaminahua, Acre 300 2,600 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Yuqui 300 300 Yuqui Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % -
 Yuracare 6,000 6,000 Yuracare Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 10.00 % -
  Totals:  48 12,183,000         2 91.89 % 19.27 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 41,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 12,224,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Chuquisaca 657,000
Cochabamba 2,006,000
El Beni 480,000
La Paz 3,088,000
Oruro 564,000
Pando 126,000
Potosí 940,000
Santa Cruz 3,029,000
Tarija 550,000
Provinces:  9 11,440,000
UN Country Population 12,224,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this 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 Translation Started
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 Unspecified
Japanese jpn 1 0 Complete Bible
Leco lec 1 0 Unspecified
Machinere mpd 1 0 Complete Bible
Movima mzp 1 0 Bible Portions
Nandeva tpj 1 0 Bible Portions
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
Weenhayek mtp 1 0 New Testament
Wichi Lhamtes Guisnay mzh 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 20 37 8
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Bolivia
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  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Bolivia Statistics
People Groups 48
Unreached People Groups 2  (4.2%)
Population 12,183,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 3,000  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 91.9%
Percent Evangelical 19.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 69%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code BL
Official Language(s) SpanishAymara, Central
Literacy Rate 93%
Estimated Illiterate Population 853,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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