Country: Ecuador

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

1 (2.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

18,313,000

Population in Unreached

600 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

93.69%

% Evangelical

10.58%

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
Quichua, Salasaca Highland 21,000 21,000 Quichua, Salasaca Highland Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
Quichua, Tena Lowland 30,000 30,000 Quichua, Tena Lowland Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Secoya, Ecuadorian Siona 1,000 2,000 Paicoca Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
 Shuar, Jivaro 73,000 73,000 Shuar Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 % -
Siona 700 3,400 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 3,400 3,400 Tsafiki Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.20 % -
 Waorani 2,700 2,700 Waorani Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 15.00 % -
 Zambo, Mulatto 490,000 6,033,000 Spanish Christianity 98.00 % 5.00 % -
Zaporo 300 300 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 % -
  Totals:  36 18,313,000         1 93.69 % 10.58 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 64,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 18,377,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Azuay 893,000
Bolivar 231,000
Cañar 282,000
Carchi 207,000
Chimborazo 576,000
Cotopaxi 513,000
El Oro 754,000
Esmeraldas 670,000
Galápagos 31,000
Guayas 4,572,000
Imbabura 499,000
Loja 563,000
Los Rios 976,000
Manabi 1,718,000
Morona Santiago 186,000
Napo 130,000
Orellana 171,000
Pastaza 105,000
Pichincha 3,231,000
Santa Elena 388,000
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas 462,000
Sucumbios 221,000
Tungurahua 633,000
Zamora Chinchipe 114,000
Provinces:  24 18,126,000
UN Country Population 18,377,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Achuar-Shiwiar acu 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Levantine 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
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
Paicoca sey 1 0 New Testament
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
Shuar jiv 1 0 New Testament
Siona snn 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 6 1 Complete Bible
Tsafiki cof 1 0 New Testament
Waorani auc 3 0 New Testament
Totals: 27 36 1   21 23 16 24 6
Networking Possibilities

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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

Ecuador Statistics
People Groups 36
Unreached People Groups 1  (2.8%)
Population 18,313,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 600  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 93.7%
Percent Evangelical 10.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
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 1,099,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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