Country: El Salvador

Number of People Groups

10

People Groups Unreached

1 (10.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,395,000

Population in Unreached

600 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

94.5%

% Evangelical

44.94%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.5%
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 *
 Americans, U.S. 9,400 191,659,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab 1,200 409,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 9.00 % 0.50 % -
 Deaf 48,000 46,963,000 Salvadoran Sign Language Christianity 94.63 % -
 German 6,500 66,133,000 German, Standard Christianity 68.00 % 2.10 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 1,500 79,348,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Lenca 48,000 179,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 % -
 Part-Indian 289,000 413,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
 Pipil 12,000 12,000 Nahuat Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 % -
 Salvadorians 5,978,000 7,005,000 Spanish Christianity 94.60 % 47.94 % -
 Turk 600 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  10 6,395,000         1 94.45 % 44.94 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 59,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 6,454,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   6,395,000 10 1 10.0 % 600 0.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 4,521.8 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 11,789.3 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 3,141.8 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 1,818.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,395,000
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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Nahuat ppl 1 0 New Testament
Salvadoran Sign Language esn 1 0 Translation Started
Spanish spa 3 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 8 10 1   5 5 5 7 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 44.9 %)
94.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
4.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
11.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
26.7 %
Roman Catholic
61.3 %
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 El Salvador. 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 El Salvador
  • Christian ministry in El Salvador
  • 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 El Salvador 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.

El Salvador Statistics
People Groups 10
Unreached People Groups 1  (10.0%)
Population 6,395,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.3%
Population in Unreached 600  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 94.5%
Percent Evangelical 44.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.5%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 72%
Continent North America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code ES
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 87%
Estimated Illiterate Population 831,000
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.