Country: El Salvador

Number of People Groups

12

People Groups Unreached

1 (8.3%)

Total Population

6,064,000

Unreached Population

600 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

94.5%

% Evangelical

30.95 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

87 %

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
 Americans, U.S. 9,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab 1,200 1,068,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 9.00 % 0.50 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Salvadoran Sign Language Christianity 90.00 % 0.05 %
 German 6,300 64,480,000 German, Standard Christianity 68.00 % 2.10 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 1,400 77,290,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 %
 Kekchi, Quecchi 12,000 997,000 Q'eqchi' Christianity 96.00 % 14.00 %
 Lenca 46,000 157,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 %
Nahuat 10,000 10,000 Nahuat Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 %
 Part-Indian 278,000 395,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 %
 Pipil 246,000 246,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 %
 Salvadorians 5,454,000 6,471,000 Spanish Christianity 94.60 % 34.00 %
 Turk 600 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  12 6,064,000       1   94.49 % 30.95 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 82,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 6,146,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 30.9 %)
94.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
4.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
10.7 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
26.1 %
Roman Catholic
62.9 %
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 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 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.

El Salvador Statistics
People Groups 12
Unreached People Groups 1  (8.3%)
Population 6,064,000
Population in Unreached 600  (0.0%)
Urbanization 66%
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code ES
Official National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 87%
Estimated Illiterate Population 788,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 94.5%
Percent Evangelical 30.9%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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