Country: Ecuador

Number of People Groups

33

People Groups Unreached

1 (3.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

16,573,000

Population in Unreached

600 (0.0%)

Literacy Rate

95 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

93.7%

% Evangelical

8.04%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Achuar Jivaro 6,800 12,000 Achuar-Shiwiar Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 1.00 %
 Afro-Ecuadorian 403,000 403,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 83,000 190,291,000 English Christianity 81.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab 2,800 793,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 22.00 % 1.00 %
 British 3,000 51,834,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Chachi 10,000 10,000 Chachi Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.20 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Ecuadorian Sign Language Christianity 95.00 % 0.05 %
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 12,401,000 13,162,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 8.50 %
 Ecuadorian, White 1,632,000 1,633,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 8.50 %
Embera-Saija 500 5,100 Epena Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.50 %
 German 41,000 64,417,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 18,000 858,191,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 600 298,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kofan 1,300 2,200 Cofan Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 30.00 %
Media Lengua 3,000 3,000 Media Lengua Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.40 %
 Norwegian 15,000 4,762,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 %
Quaiquer, Awa 2,000 18,000 Awa-Cuaiquer Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 %
 Quichua, Calderon Highland 47,000 47,000 Quichua, Calderon Highland Christianity 99.00 % 4.00 %
Quichua, Canari Highland 158,000 158,000 Quichua, Canar Highland Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 %
 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland 934,000 934,000 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 %
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 16,000 37,000 Quichua, Napo Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
 Quichua, Northern Pastaza 9,800 12,000 Quichua, Northern Pastaza Christianity 98.00 % 2.00 %
 Quichua, Otavalo Highland 178,000 178,000 Quichua, Imbabura Highland Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 %
Quichua, Salasaca Highland 19,000 19,000 Quichua, Salasaca Highland Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Quichua, Saraguro Highland 41,000 41,000 Quichua, Loja Highland Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
Quichua, Tena Lowland 27,000 27,000 Quichua, Tena Lowland Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Secoya, Ecuadorian Siona 500 1,300 Secoya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 %
 Shuar, Jivaro 66,000 66,000 Shuar Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 %
Siona 400 600 Siona Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 %
 Tsachila 3,100 3,100 Colorado Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.20 %
 Waorani 1,900 1,900 Waorani Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 15.00 %
Zambo, Mulatto 446,000 5,689,000 Spanish Christianity 98.00 % 5.00 %
Zaporo 200 200 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 %
  Totals:  33 16,573,000       1   93.70 % 8.04 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 53,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 16,626,000              
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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 New Testament
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 New Testament
Ecuadorian Sign Language ecs 1 0
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Epena sja 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Media Lengua mue 1 0
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Quichua, Calderon Highland qud 1 0
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
Quichua, Napo qvo 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Northern Pastaza qvz 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Salasaca Highland qxl 1 0 Bible Portions
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 5 1 Complete Bible
Waorani auc 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 27 33 1   19 21 11 21 5

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.0 %)
93.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
4.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
6.4 %
Protestant
7.3 %
Roman Catholic
83.2 %
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 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.

Ecuador Statistics
People Groups 33
Unreached People Groups 1  (3.0%)
Population 16,573,000
Population in Unreached 600  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1 to 2
Urbanization 64%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code EC
Official National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 829,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 93.7%
Percent Evangelical 8.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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