Country: Ecuador

Number of People Groups

33

People Groups Unreached

1 (3.0%)

Total Population

16,368,000

Unreached Population

600 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

93.8%

% Evangelical

7.85 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

95 %

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
 Achuar Jivaro 6,700 13,000 Achuar-Shiwiar Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 1.00 %
 Afro-Ecuadorian 357,000 357,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 82,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 81.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab 2,800 1,020,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 22.00 % 1.00 %
 British 2,900 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Chachi 9,900 9,900 Chachi Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.20 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Ecuadorian Sign Language Christianity 95.00 % 0.05 %
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 11,882,000 12,641,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 8.50 %
 Ecuadorian, White 1,508,000 1,509,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 8.50 %
Embera-Saija 500 4,800 Epena Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.50 %
 German 40,000 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 18,000 854,535,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 600 306,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kofan, Cofan 1,300 2,200 Cofan Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 30.00 %
Media Lengua 1,300 1,300 Media Lengua Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.40 %
 Norwegian 15,000 4,738,000 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 156,000 156,000 Quichua, Canar Highland Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 %
 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland 921,000 921,000 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 %
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 16,000 37,000 Quichua, Napo Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
 Quichua, Otavalo Highland 672,000 672,000 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 46,000 46,000 Quichua, Tena Lowland Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Quichua, Tigre, Bobonaza 9,600 12,000 Quichua, Northern Pastaza Christianity 98.00 % 2.00 %
 Secoya, Ecuadorian Siona 500 800 Secoya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 %
 Shuar, Jivaro 65,000 65,000 Shuar Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 %
Siona 900 1,100 Siona Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 %
 Tsachila 3,100 3,100 Colorado Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.20 %
 Waorani, Huaorani 2,100 2,100 Waorani Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.30 %
Zambo, Mulatto 439,000 5,639,000 Spanish Christianity 98.00 % 5.00 %
Zaporo 200 200 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 %
  Totals:  33 16,368,000       1   93.75 % 7.85 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 17,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 16,385,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.9 %)
93.8 %
Ethnic Religions
0.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
4.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
6.6 %
Protestant
7.6 %
Roman Catholic
82.9 %
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 16,368,000
Population in Unreached 600  (0.0%)
Urbanization 64%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code EC
Official National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 95%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 93.8%
Percent Evangelical 7.9%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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