Country: Chile

Number of People Groups

28

People Groups Unreached

3 (10.7%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

18,081,000

Population in Unreached

24,000 (0.1%)

Literacy Rate

98 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

87.1%

% Evangelical

18.11%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 9,000 188,908,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 34.00 %
 Arab 3,700 790,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
 Armenian 1,100 6,319,000 Armenian Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 %
Atacameno, Kunza 6,200 21,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 9.00 %
 Aymara, Chilean 116,000 1,663,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 78.00 % 17.00 %
 Basque 7,300 2,847,000 Basque Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 %
 British 5,700 51,498,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 %
 Chilean 15,990,000 16,556,000 Spanish Christianity 89.04 % 18.00 %
 Chinese, general 12,000 8,847,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 30.00 % 7.50 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Chilean Sign Language Christianity 87.23 % 1.90 %
Diaguita 46,000 117,000 Spanish Christianity 72.00 % 3.00 %
 French 3,500 49,530,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 2.00 %
 German 43,000 64,348,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 %
 Greek 6,700 10,807,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.27 %
Huilliche, Southern Mapuche 17,000 17,000 Huilliche Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 %
 Italian 36,000 37,741,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 3.50 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 19,000 306,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Kawashkar 1,800 1,800 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 9.00 %
Latin American, other 183,000 841,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Mapuche, Araucanian 1,529,000 1,658,000 Mapudungun Christianity 70.00 % 23.00 %
 Pashtun, Northern 4,600 44,035,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Quechua, South Bolivian 14,000 1,755,000 Quechua, South Bolivian Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
 Rapa Nui, Easter Islander 8,500 8,500 Rapa Nui Christianity 85.00 % 9.00 %
 Russian 1,800 134,010,000 Russian Christianity 60.00 % 0.80 %
 Serb 3,600 7,744,000 Serbian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 %
 Spaniard 11,000 28,626,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 2.20 %
 Turk 900 58,818,000 Turkish Islam 1.00 % 0.80 %
 Yamana 1,300 1,300 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 9.00 %
  Totals:  28 18,081,000       3   87.11 % 18.11 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 51,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 18,132,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Aymara, Central ayr 1 0 Complete
Basque eus 1 0 Complete
Chilean Sign Language csg 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
English eng 2 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Huilliche huh 1 0
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Mapudungun arn 1 0 NT
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete
Quechua, South Bolivian quh 1 0 Complete
Rapa Nui rap 1 0 Portions
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete
Spanish spa 8 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Totals: 20 28 3   15 13 16 18 13

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.1 %)
87.1 %
Ethnic Religions
2.6 %
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
78.3 %
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 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.

Chile Statistics
People Groups 28
Unreached People Groups 3  (10.7%)
Population 18,081,000
Population in Unreached 24,000  (0.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3 to 6
Urbanization 89%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code CI
Official National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 362,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 87.1%
Percent Evangelical 18.1%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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