Country: Colombia

Number of People Groups

112

People Groups Unreached

4 (3.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

48,996,000

Population in Unreached

22,000 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

94.0%

% Evangelical

7.33%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.0%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
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 *
 Achagua 300 300 Achagua Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 20,000 190,499,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 35.00 % -
 Amerindian, Detribalized 799,000 15,930,000 Spanish Christianity 60.00 % 34.00 % -
 Amorua, Wipiwe 200 200 Guahibo Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Andoque 600 600 Andoque Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 12,000 11,919,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 20.00 % 0.50 % -
Arab, Syro-Lebanese 24,000 103,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 0.20 % -
Bara, Waimaha 800 800 Waimaha Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Barasano, Southern 2,300 2,300 Barasana-Eduria Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
Bare 9,200 22,000 Nhengatu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % -
Betoye 800 800 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bora 900 5,000 Bora Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
 British 3,800 51,606,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Canamomo 27,000 27,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
Carabayo, Macusa 200 200 Carabayo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Carapana 900 1,000 Carapana Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 % -
Carijona 400 400 Spanish Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.80 % -
Chibcha 13,000 13,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
Chimila 500 500 Chimila Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chinese, general 11,000 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
Chiricoa 200 200 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Colombian, Mestizo 32,728,000 34,033,000 Spanish Christianity 96.30 % 7.10 % -
 Colombian, White 9,195,000 9,417,000 Spanish Christianity 96.30 % 6.30 % -
 Coreguaje 2,300 2,300 Koreguaje Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 14.00 % -
Creole Islander 28,000 28,000 Islander Creole English Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 % -
 Cubeo 6,800 7,200 Cubeo Christianity 80.00 % 40.00 % -
Cuiba 2,300 2,500 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 % -
Curripaco 7,800 17,000 Curripaco Christianity 60.00 % 25.00 % -
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Colombian Sign Language Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 % -
Desano 2,200 3,900 Desano Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
Dujo 100 100 Spanish Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 % -
 Embera, Northern 19,000 43,000 Embera, Northern Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 11.00 % -
 Embera-Baudo 6,400 6,400 Embera-Baudo Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.00 % -
 Embera-Catio, Katio 34,000 34,000 Embera-Catio Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.50 % -
 Embera-Chami, Chami 5,800 5,800 Embera-Chami Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.50 % -
Embera-Saija 4,100 5,100 Epena Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.50 % -
Embera-Tado 1,100 1,100 Embera-Tado Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 % -
 French 5,400 49,832,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 % -
 German 4,300 64,307,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 % -
Guajibo 28,000 52,000 Guahibo Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 % -
Guambiano 23,000 23,000 Guambiano Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
Guanaca 700 700 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Guayabero 1,300 1,300 Guayabero Christianity 80.00 % 30.00 % -
 Hupda 200 2,100 Hupde Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ica, Arhuaco 14,000 14,000 Arhuaco Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.80 % -
Inga 24,000 25,000 Inga Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Jamaicans 248,000 3,703,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 94.40 % 8.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 2,300 298,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jungle Inga, Mocoa 12,000 12,000 Inga, Jungle Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
Kamentsa 5,000 5,000 Camsa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 3.70 % -
Kankuamo 4,000 4,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
Kawiyari 300 300 Cabiyari Christianity 80.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kofan 900 2,200 Cofan Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kogi 12,000 12,000 Kogi Ethnic Religions 1.60 % 1.60 %
 Kokama, Cocama-Cocamilla 800 26,000 Kukama-Kukamiria Christianity 81.00 % 0.50 % -
 Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna 2,700 3,600 Kuna, Border Christianity 70.00 % 36.00 % -
Letuama 700 700 Tanimuca-Retuara Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.30 % -
Macaguan, Agualinda Guajibo 300 300 Macaguan Christianity 50.00 % 13.00 % -
 Macu 1,600 1,600 Cacua Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
 Makuna, Jepa-Matsi 1,000 1,200 Macuna Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
Masiguare 400 400 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
Matapi 200 200 Yucuna Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 % -
 Meneca Huitoto 8,100 8,100 Huitoto, Minica Christianity 65.00 % 18.00 % -
 Motilone, Bari 3,900 7,800 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
Muinane 500 500 Muinane Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 % -
Nonuya 200 200 Spanish Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 % -
 Nukak 700 700 Nukak Maku Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 12.30 % -
Ocaina 200 400 Ocaina Christianity 79.00 % 1.00 % -
 Paez 144,000 144,000 Paez Christianity 65.00 % 38.00 % -
Palenquero 3,600 3,600 Palenquero Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
 Pasto, Quillasinga 73,000 73,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
Piapoco 5,400 9,200 Piapoco Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 38.00 % -
Piaroa 12,000 32,000 Piaroa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 11.00 % -
Pijao, Coyaima 26,000 26,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Pira-Tapuia 600 2,100 Piratapuyo Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
Pisamira Unknown Unknown Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
Puinave 6,900 8,900 Puinave Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
Quaiquer 16,000 18,000 Awa-Cuaiquer Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % -
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 9,800 37,000 Quichua, Napo Christianity 90.00 % 11.00 % -
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero 300 600 Playero Christianity 50.00 % 0.05 % -
 Romani, Vlax 4,900 1,125,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
Saliba 1,400 1,700 Saliba Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 % -
 Senu, Zenu 36,000 36,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
Siona 200 600 Siona Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 % -
 Siriano 200 300 Siriano Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
 Spaniard 15,000 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 % -
Taiwano Unknown Unknown Barasana-Eduria Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 % -
Tanimuca 1,300 1,300 Tanimuca-Retuara Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.80 % -
Tariano 400 2,500 Tariana Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 0.50 % -
Tatuyo 400 400 Tatuyo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
 Ticuna 7,300 56,000 Ticuna Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Totoro 3,500 3,500 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Tukano, Tariano 7,300 14,000 Tucano Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Tule 1,300 1,300 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
Tunebo, Angosturas 100 100 Tunebo, Angosturas Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 % -
Tunebo, Central 6,200 6,200 Tunebo, Central Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 % -
Tunebo, Eastern 500 500 Tunebo, Barro Negro Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
Tunebo, Western 800 800 Tunebo, Western Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
Tuyuka 600 1,500 Tuyuca Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
 Uitoto, Murui Huitoto 8,100 9,400 Huitoto, Murui Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 % -
Wanano, Guanano 1,500 2,100 Guanano Christianity 70.00 % 16.00 % -
 Wayuu, Guajiro 219,000 640,000 Wayuu Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Wiwa, Malayo 7,200 7,200 Malayo Ethnic Religions 2.10 % 0.40 %
 Wounaan 3,700 12,000 Woun Meu Christianity 65.00 % 0.40 % -
 Yagua 700 8,100 Yagua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.30 % -
Yanacona, Mitamae 22,000 22,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % -
Yauna 200 200 Macuna Christianity 50.00 % 3.00 % -
Yucuna 2,200 2,200 Yucuna Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 % -
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 5,000 17,000 Yukpa Christianity 75.00 % 35.00 % -
Yukpa-Coyaima 16,000 16,000 Yukpa Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 % -
Yuruti 1,200 1,200 Wajiara Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Zambo, Afro-Colombian 4,946,000 5,689,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 5.50 % -
  Totals:  112 48,996,000       4   93.99 % 7.33 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 72,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 49,068,000                

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Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   48,996,000 112 4 3.6 % 22,000 0.0 % 0
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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
Achagua aca 1 0 Bible Portions
Andoque ano 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 0 Bible Portions
Arhuaco arh 1 0 Bible Portions
Awa-Cuaiquer kwi 1 0 New Testament
Barasana-Eduria bsn 2 0 New Testament
Bari mot 1 0
Bora boa 1 0 New Testament
Cabiyari cbb 1 0
Cacua cbv 1 0 New Testament
Camsa kbh 1 0 New Testament
Carabayo cby 1 1
Carapana cbc 1 0 New Testament
Chimila cbg 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Cofan con 1 0 New Testament
Colombian Sign Language csn 1 0 Bible Portions
Cubeo cub 1 0 New Testament
Cuiba cui 3 0 New Testament
Curripaco kpc 1 0 New Testament
Desano des 1 0 New Testament
Embera, Northern emp 1 0 New Testament
Embera-Baudo bdc 1 0
Embera-Catio cto 1 0 Bible Portions
Embera-Chami cmi 1 0 Bible Portions
Embera-Tado tdc 1 0 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Epena sja 1 0 New Testament
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Guahibo guh 2 0 New Testament
Guambiano gum 1 0 New Testament
Guanano gvc 1 0 New Testament
Guayabero guo 1 0 New Testament
Huitoto, Minica hto 1 0 New Testament
Huitoto, Murui huu 1 0 New Testament
Hupde jup 1 0
Inga inb 1 0 New Testament
Inga, Jungle inj 1 0
Islander Creole English icr 1 0 New Testament
Jamaican Creole English jam 1 0 New Testament
Kogi kog 1 1 New Testament
Koreguaje coe 1 0 New Testament
Kukama-Kukamiria cod 1 0 Bible Portions
Kuna, Border kvn 1 0 New Testament
Macaguan mbn 1 0
Macuna myy 2 0 New Testament
Malayo mbp 1 1
Muinane bmr 1 0 New Testament
Nhengatu yrl 1 0 New Testament
Nukak Maku mbr 1 0
Ocaina oca 1 0 Bible Portions
Paez pbb 1 0 New Testament
Palenquero pln 1 0
Piapoco pio 1 0 New Testament
Piaroa pid 1 0 New Testament
Piratapuyo pir 1 0 New Testament
Playero gob 1 0
Puinave pui 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Napo qvo 1 0 New Testament
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Saliba slc 1 0
Siona snn 1 0 New Testament
Siriano sri 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 21 1 Complete Bible
Tanimuca-Retuara tnc 2 0 Bible Portions
Tariana tae 1 0
Tatuyo tav 1 0 New Testament
Ticuna tca 1 0 New Testament
Tucano tuo 1 0 New Testament
Tunebo, Angosturas tnd 1 0
Tunebo, Barro Negro tbn 1 0
Tunebo, Central tuf 1 0 New Testament
Tunebo, Western tnb 1 0
Tuyuca tue 1 0 New Testament
Waimaha bao 1 0 New Testament
Wajiara yui 1 0 Bible Portions
Wayuu guc 1 0 New Testament
Woun Meu noa 1 0 New Testament
Yagua yad 1 0 New Testament
Yucuna ycn 2 0 New Testament
Yukpa yup 2 0
Totals: 82 112 4   44 48 21 68 6

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.3 %)
94.0 %
Ethnic Religions
2.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
2.7 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.4 %
Protestant
3.4 %
Roman Catholic
90.5 %
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.

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  • Church planting agencies in Colombia
  • Christian ministry in Colombia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Colombia Statistics
People Groups 112
Unreached People Groups 4  (3.6%)
Population 48,996,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 22,000  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 4
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 94.0%
Percent Evangelical 7.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 76%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code CO
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,940,000
Persecution Ranking 50 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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