Country: Bolivia

Number of People Groups

46

People Groups Unreached

2 (4.3%)

Total Population

10,858,000

Population in Unreached

2,800 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

92.6%

% Evangelical

14.79 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

95 %

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
Afro-Bolivian 123,000 124,000 Spanish Christianity 98.50 % 12.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 3,100 188,896,000 English Christianity 84.50 % 35.00 %
 Araona 100 100 Araona Christianity 65.00 % 35.00 %
 Aymara 1,029,000 1,663,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 94.00 % 23.00 %
Ayore, Moro 2,000 4,800 Ayoreo Christianity 55.00 % 20.00 %
Baure 900 900 Baure Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
Bolivian, Mestizo 7,230,000 7,537,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 14.50 %
 British 500 51,653,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 6.00 %
Canichana 1,500 1,500 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
Cavinena 3,800 3,800 Cavinena Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 1.00 %
Cayubaba 700 700 Spanish Christianity 81.00 % 1.00 %
 Chacobo 1,100 1,100 Chacobo Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 %
 Chinese, general 6,800 8,743,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 25.00 % 8.00 %
 Chipaya 2,400 2,400 Chipaya Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 %
Chiquitano 57,000 59,000 Chiquitano Ethnic Religions 38.00 % 3.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Bolivian Sign Language Christianity 90.97 % 7.50 %
Ese Ejja, Huarayo 1,100 2,300 Ese Ejja Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 %
 German 222,000 64,480,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 7.00 %
 Greek 3,600 10,778,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 %
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 45,000 71,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 56.00 % 35.00 %
 Guarani, Western 8,500 8,500 Guarani, Western Bolivian Christianity 75.00 % 20.00 %
 Guarayu, Guarayo 12,000 12,000 Guarayu Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 %
 Ignaciano, Moxos 25,000 25,000 Ignaciano Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 %
Itene 200 200 Itene Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
Itonama 3,100 3,100 Itonama Christianity 90.00 % 16.00 %
 Japanese 18,000 125,003,000 Japanese Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 500 306,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %
Latin American Branco 10,000 15,000 Portuguese Christianity 99.00 % 16.00 %
Leco 3,600 3,600 Leco Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 6.00 %
Manchineri 200 1,200 Machinere Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 %
 Mennonites 70,000 461,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 100.00 % 3.50 %
Movima 8,500 8,500 Movima Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 %
 Okinawan, Ryukuan 2,300 986,000 Okinawan, Central Buddhism 1.50 % 0.10 %
 Quechua, North Bolivian 247,000 247,000 Quechua, North Bolivian Christianity 90.50 % 14.00 %
 Quechua, South Bolivian 1,660,000 1,748,000 Quechua, South Bolivian Christianity 94.00 % 13.50 %
Reyesano 5,400 5,400 Reyesano Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Siriono 800 800 Siriono Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 %
 Tacana 6,600 6,600 Tacana Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 2.00 %
Tapiete 100 3,200 Nandeva Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
 Trinitario 27,000 27,000 Trinitario Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 %
 Tsimane 6,500 6,500 Tsimane Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 %
Uru 700 700 Aymara, Central Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 %
Weenhayek, Wichi Lhames Nocten 2,700 48,000 Wichi Lhamtes Nocten Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 %
 Yaminahua, Acre 200 2,500 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 %
Yuqui 200 200 Yuqui Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 %
 Yuracare 4,000 4,000 Yuracare Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 10.00 %
  Totals:  46 10,858,000       2   92.60 % 14.79 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 30,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 10,888,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.8 %)
92.6 %
Ethnic Religions
1.4 %
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
7.3 %
Protestant
11.5 %
Roman Catholic
77.2 %
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 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 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 46
Unreached People Groups 2  (4.3%)
Population 10,858,000
Population in Unreached 2,800  (0.0%)
Urbanization 68%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code BL
Official National Language Spanish
Secondary National Language Aymara, Central
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 543,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 92.6%
Percent Evangelical 14.8%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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