Country: Chile

Number of People Groups

28

People Groups Unreached

3 (10.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

18,864,000

Population in Unreached

25,000 (0.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

87.1%

% Evangelical

23.02%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
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 *
 Americans, U.S. 9,400 191,659,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 34.00 % -
 Arab 3,900 409,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Armenian 1,200 6,562,000 Armenian Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
Atacameno, Kunza 6,400 21,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 9.00 % -
 Aymara, Chilean 121,000 1,729,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 78.00 % 17.00 % -
 Basque 7,600 2,856,000 Basque Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 % -
 British 6,000 53,604,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 % -
 Chilean 16,662,000 17,239,000 Spanish Christianity 89.04 % 23.02 % -
 Chinese, general 12,000 15,618,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 30.00 % 7.50 % -
 Deaf 38,000 46,968,000 Chilean Sign Language Christianity 87.23 % -
Diaguita 48,000 121,000 Spanish Christianity 72.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 3,700 50,163,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 2.00 % -
 German 45,000 66,130,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 % -
 Greek 7,000 10,262,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.27 % -
Huilliche, Southern Mapuche 3,300 3,300 Huilliche Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 % -
 Italian 38,000 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 3.50 % -
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 19,000 296,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Kawashkar 1,900 1,900 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 9.00 % -
Latin American, other 191,000 869,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Mapuche, Araucanian 1,593,000 1,724,000 Mapudungun Christianity 70.00 % 29.42 % -
 Pashtun, Northern 4,800 34,339,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Quechua, South Bolivian 14,000 1,838,000 Quechua, South Bolivian Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
 Rapa Nui, Easter Islander 8,900 8,900 Rapa Nui Christianity 85.00 % 9.00 % -
 Russian 1,900 134,030,000 Russian Christianity 60.00 % 0.80 % -
 Serb 3,800 8,274,000 Serbian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 % -
 Spaniard 11,000 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 2.20 % -
 Turk 900 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Yamana 1,300 1,300 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 9.00 % -
  Totals:  28 18,864,000         3 87.12 % 23.02 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 88,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 18,952,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   18,864,000 28 3 10.7 % 25,000 0.1 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 1,532.9 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 3,996.6 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 1,065.1 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 616.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
18,864,000
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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Aymara, Central ayr 1 0 Complete Bible
Basque eus 1 0 Complete Bible
Chilean Sign Language csg 1 0 Translation Started
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Huilliche huh 1 0 Unspecified
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Mapudungun arn 1 0 New Testament
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Quechua, South Bolivian quh 1 0 Complete Bible
Rapa Nui rap 1 0 New Testament
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 8 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 20 28 3   15 14 16 18 13

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 23.0 %)
87.1 %
Ethnic Religions
2.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.2 %
Non-Religious
9.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
14.9 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
2.4 %
Protestant
3.9 %
Roman Catholic
78.1 %
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 Chile. 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 Chile
  • Christian ministry in Chile
  • 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 Chile or America, Latin. 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.

Chile Statistics
People Groups 28
Unreached People Groups 3  (10.7%)
Population 18,864,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.0%
Population in Unreached 25,000  (0.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 87.1%
Percent Evangelical 23.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 88%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code CI
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 189,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.