Country: Colombia

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

5 (4.5%)

Total Population

48,583,000

Unreached Population

23,000 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

94.0%

% Evangelical

7.33 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

94 %

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
 Achagua 300 300 Achagua Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 19,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 35.00 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 793,000 15,745,000 Spanish Christianity 60.00 % 34.00 %
 Amorua, Wipiwe 200 200 Guahibo Christianity 70.00 % 11.00 %
 Andoque 600 600 Andoque Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 %
 Arab, Palestinian 12,000 11,737,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 20.00 % 0.50 %
Arab, Syro-Lebanese 24,000 127,000 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 9,100 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 51,664,000 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 1.00 % 0.00 %
Carapana 900 1,000 Carapana Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 %
Chibcha 12,000 12,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 %
Chimila 500 500 Chimila Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 %
Chiricoa 200 200 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 32,452,000 33,709,000 Spanish Christianity 96.30 % 7.10 %
 Colombian, White 9,117,000 9,316,000 Spanish Christianity 96.30 % 6.30 %
 Coreguaje, Koreguaje 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, Cuveo 6,700 7,100 Cubeo Christianity 80.00 % 40.00 %
Cuiba 2,300 2,500 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Colombian Sign Language Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 %
Desano 2,100 3,800 Desano Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 %
Dujo 100 100 Spanish Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 %
 Embera, Northern 18,000 42,000 Embera, Northern Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 11.00 %
Embera-Baudo 6,300 6,300 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 5,700 5,700 Embera-Chami Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.50 %
Embera-Saija 4,000 4,800 Epena Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.50 %
Embera-Tado 1,100 1,100 Embera-Tado Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 %
 French 5,300 49,460,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 %
 German 4,300 64,481,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 %
Guajibo, Guahibo 27,000 51,000 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, Hupde Maku 200 2,100 Hupde Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 %
Ica, Arhuaco 14,000 14,000 Arhuaco Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 %
Inga 24,000 25,000 Inga Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
 Jamaicans 246,000 3,622,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 94.40 % 8.00 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 2,500 306,000 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 3,900 3,900 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 %
Karijona 400 400 Carijona Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.80 %
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 %
Kuripako, Curripaco 7,700 17,000 Curripaco Christianity 60.00 % 25.00 %
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 8,000 8,000 Huitoto, Minica Christianity 65.00 % 18.00 %
 Motilone, Bari 3,800 7,700 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 Maku 700 700 Nukak Maku Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 2.00 %
Ocaina 200 400 Ocaina Christianity 79.00 % 1.00 %
Paez 143,000 143,000 Paez Christianity 65.00 % 38.00 %
Palenquero 3,500 3,500 Palenquero Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 %
Pasto, Quillasinga 72,000 72,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 %
Piapoco 5,400 9,100 Piapoco Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 38.00 %
Piaroa 12,000 31,000 Piaroa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 11.00 %
Pijao, Coyaima 26,000 26,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 %
Piratapuyo, Waikino 600 2,100 Piratapuyo Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 %
Pisamira Unknown Unknown Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 %
Puinave, Puinabe 6,800 8,800 Puinave Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 %
Quaiquer 16,000 18,000 Awa-Cuaiquer Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 %
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 9,700 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 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 %
Saliba, Saliva 1,400 1,700 Saliba Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 %
Senu, Zenu 36,000 36,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 %
Siona 200 1,100 Siona Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 %
 Siriano 200 300 Siriano Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 %
 Spaniard 15,000 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 %
Taiwano Unknown Unknown Barasana-Eduria Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 %
Tanimuca 1,200 1,200 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 7,200 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 1,200 1,200 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 %
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 8,000 9,300 Huitoto, Murui Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 %
Wanano, Guanano 1,500 2,100 Guanano Christianity 70.00 % 16.00 %
 Wayuu, Guajiro 217,000 632,000 Wayuu Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
 Wiwa, Malayo 7,200 7,200 Malayo Ethnic Religions 2.10 % 0.40 %
 Wounaan, Waumeo 3,600 12,000 Woun Meu Christianity 65.00 % 0.40 %
 Yagua 700 8,000 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 2,100 2,100 Yucuna Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 %
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 4,900 17,000 Yukpa Christianity 75.00 % 35.00 %
Yukpa-Coyaima 16,000 16,000 Yukpa Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 %
Yuruti 1,100 1,100 Wajiara Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
Zambo, Afro-Colombian 4,904,000 5,639,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 5.50 %
  Totals:  111 48,583,000       5   94.00 % 7.33 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 71,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 48,654,000              
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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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Colombia Statistics
People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 5  (4.5%)
Population 48,583,000
Population in Unreached 23,000  (0.0%)
Urbanization 76%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code CO
Official National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,915,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 94.0%
Percent Evangelical 7.3%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking 46 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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