Country: Ecuador

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

1 (2.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

17,316,000

Population in Unreached

600 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

93.7%

% Evangelical

10.57%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.9%
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 *
 Achuar Jivaro 7,000 20,000 Achuar-Shiwiar Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 1.00 % -
 Afro-Ecuadorian 419,000 419,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 0.50 % -
 Americans, U.S. 86,000 191,659,000 English Christianity 81.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab 2,900 409,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 22.00 % 1.00 % -
 British 3,100 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chachi 10,000 10,000 Chachi Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.20 % -
 Deaf 87,000 46,968,000 Ecuadorian Sign Language Christianity 94.45 % -
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 12,891,000 13,660,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 11.57 % -
 Ecuadorian, White 1,696,000 1,697,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 11.57 % -
Embera-Saija 600 5,200 Epena Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.50 % -
Epera 500 600 Spanish Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.00 % -
 German 43,000 66,130,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 19,000 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 600 296,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kofan 1,400 2,300 Cofan Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 30.00 % -
Media Lengua 3,100 3,100 Media Lengua Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.40 % -
 Norwegian 16,000 4,796,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 % -
Quaiquer, Awa 2,100 18,000 Awa-Cuaiquer Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
 Quichua, Calderon Highland 49,000 49,000 Quichua, Calderon Highland Christianity 99.00 % 4.00 % -
Quichua, Canari Highland 165,000 165,000 Quichua, Canar Highland Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 % -
 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland 971,000 971,000 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 % -
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 17,000 38,000 Quichua, Napo Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Quichua, Northern Pastaza 10,000 12,000 Quichua, Northern Pastaza Christianity 98.00 % 2.00 % -
 Quichua, Otavalo Highland 185,000 185,000 Quichua, Imbabura Highland Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 % -
Quichua, Salasaca Highland 20,000 20,000 Quichua, Salasaca Highland Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Quichua, Saraguro Highland 43,000 43,000 Quichua, Loja Highland Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
Quichua, Tena Lowland 28,000 28,000 Quichua, Tena Lowland Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Secoya, Ecuadorian Siona 500 1,300 Secoya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
 Shuar, Jivaro 69,000 69,000 Shuar Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 % -
Siona 600 1,300 Siona Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
Tagaeri Unknown Unknown Waorani Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 10.00 % -
Taromemane 200 200 Waorani Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 10.00 % -
 Tsachila 3,200 3,200 Colorado Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.20 % -
 Waorani 2,600 2,600 Waorani Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 15.00 % -
Zambo, Mulatto 463,000 5,805,000 Spanish Christianity 98.00 % 5.00 % -
Zaporo 200 200 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 % -
  Totals:  36 17,316,000         1 93.69 % 10.57 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 58,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 17,374,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   17,316,000 36 1 2.8 % 600 0.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 1,669.9 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 4,353.9 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 1,160.3 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 671.5 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
17,316,000
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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
Achuar-Shiwiar acu 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Awa-Cuaiquer kwi 1 0 New Testament
Chachi cbi 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Cofan con 1 0 New Testament
Colorado cof 1 0 Complete Bible
Ecuadorian Sign Language ecs 1 0 Translation Started
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Epena sja 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Media Lengua mue 1 0 Unspecified
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Quichua, Calderon Highland qud 1 0 Unspecified
Quichua, Canar Highland qxr 1 0 Complete Bible
Quichua, Chimborazo Highland qug 2 0 Complete Bible
Quichua, Imbabura Highland qvi 1 0 Complete Bible
Quichua, Loja Highland qvj 1 0 Bible Portions
Quichua, Napo qvo 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Northern Pastaza qvz 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Salasaca Highland qxl 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Tena Lowland quw 1 0 New Testament
Secoya sey 1 0 New Testament
Shuar jiv 1 0 Complete Bible
Siona snn 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 6 1 Complete Bible
Waorani auc 3 0 New Testament
Totals: 27 36 1   20 20 12 21 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.6 %)
93.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
4.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
6.4 %
Protestant
7.3 %
Roman Catholic
82.8 %
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 Ecuador. 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 Ecuador
  • Christian ministry in Ecuador
  • 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 Ecuador 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.

Ecuador Statistics
People Groups 36
Unreached People Groups 1  (2.8%)
Population 17,316,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 600  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 93.7%
Percent Evangelical 10.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.9%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 64%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code EC
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,039,000
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.