Country: Guatemala

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

1 (1.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

17,523,000

Population in Unreached

900 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

95.5%

% Evangelical

24.64%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
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 *
 Achi, Cubulco 68,000 68,000 Achi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
 Achi, Rabinal 68,000 68,000 Achi Christianity 99.00 % 12.00 % -
 Aguacatec 15,000 15,000 Awakateko Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 495,000 191,659,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 1,800 11,080,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 4.00 % -
 Black Carib, Garifuna 5,200 145,000 Garifuna Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 British 2,400 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
Cakchiquel, Acatenango 800 800 Kaqchikel Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Central 237,000 241,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 98.00 % 30.00 % -
Cakchiquel, Eastern 164,000 164,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 % -
Cakchiquel, Northern 63,000 63,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 95.00 % 13.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Santa Maria de Jesus 28,000 28,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Santo Domingo Xenacoj 10,000 10,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 % -
Cakchiquel, South Central 70,000 70,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 94.00 % 17.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Southern 79,000 79,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 99.00 % 19.00 % -
Cakchiquel, Southwestern Yepocapa 29,000 29,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Western 126,000 126,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
Cakchiquel-Quiche Mixed Language-Speaking 3,300 3,300 Kaqchikel-Kiche Mixed Language Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Chicomuceltec 100 2,700 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chorti 47,000 54,000 Ch'orti' Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
Chuj, San Mateo Ixtatan 42,000 45,000 Chuj Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
Chuj, San Sebastian Coatan 40,000 40,000 Chuj Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
 Deaf 132,000 46,968,000 Guatemalan Sign Language Christianity 96.12 % -
Guatemalan White 10,198,000 10,793,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 29.67 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 3,600 79,350,000 Spanish Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 % -
Itza 2,700 2,700 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 12.00 % -
Ixil, Chajul 27,000 27,000 Ixil Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
 Ixil, Nebaj 51,000 51,000 Ixil Christianity 97.00 % 13.00 % -
 Ixil, San Juan Cotzal 24,000 24,000 Ixil Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
 Jacalteco 66,000 68,000 Jakalteko Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 900 296,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kanjobal, Eastern 222,000 311,000 Q'anjob'al Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kanjobal, Western 55,000 66,000 Akateko Christianity 99.00 % 8.00 % -
 Kekchi, Quecchi 1,011,000 1,030,000 Q'eqchi' Christianity 97.30 % 20.00 % -
 Kiche, Central 1,906,000 1,911,000 K'iche' Christianity 99.00 % 25.11 % -
Kiche, Cunen 14,000 14,000 K'iche' Christianity 90.00 % 45.00 % -
 Kiche, Eastern Chichicastenango 192,000 192,000 K'iche' Christianity 98.00 % 7.00 % -
 Kiche, Joyabaj 104,000 104,000 K'iche' Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
 Mam 357,000 371,000 Mam Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mam, Central 187,000 187,000 Mam Christianity 94.00 % 9.00 % -
Mam, Sacatepequez 20,000 20,000 Mam Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 % -
Mam, Southern 222,000 222,000 Mam Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 % -
 Mam, Tajumulco 66,000 66,000 Mam Christianity 97.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan 82,000 82,000 Mam Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Maya, Mopan 4,000 17,000 Maya, Mopan Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Maya-Tektitek 2,900 3,000 Tektiteko Christianity 94.00 % 15.00 % -
Pocomam 32,000 32,000 Poqomam Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 % -
Pocomam, Eastern 25,000 25,000 Poqomam Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 % -
 Pocomam, Southern 30,000 30,000 Poqomam Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 % -
 Pocomchi, Eastern 66,000 66,000 Poqomchi' Christianity 98.00 % 19.00 % -
Pocomchi, Western 82,000 82,000 Poqomchi' Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
Quiche, Sacapulteco 14,000 14,000 Sakapulteko Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
Quiche, San Andres 38,000 38,000 K'iche' Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 % -
Quiche, Sipacapa 15,000 15,000 Sipakapense Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Quiche, West Central 448,000 448,000 K'iche' Christianity 96.00 % 12.00 % -
Sipacapeno, Sipacapa Quiche 4,000 4,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
Tacaneco 38,000 40,000 Mam Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
 Tzutujil 88,000 88,000 Tz'utujil Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 % -
 Tzutujil, Western 66,000 66,000 Tz'utujil Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Uspantec 10,000 10,000 Uspanteko Christianity 99.00 % 8.00 % -
Xinca 23,000 23,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  61 17,523,000         1 95.53 % 24.64 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 58,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 17,581,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Alta Verapaz 1,409,000
Baja Verapaz 347,000
Chimaltenango 714,000
Chiquimula 481,000
El Progreso 205,000
Escuintla 850,000
Guatemala 3,497,000
Huehuetenango 1,357,000
Izabal 474,000
Jalapa 398,000
Jutiapa 566,000
Petén 633,000
Quezaltenango 927,000
Quiché 1,101,000
Retalhuleu 379,000
Sacatepéquez 383,000
San Marcos 1,197,000
Santa Rosa 460,000
Sololá 489,000
Suchitepéquez 644,000
Totonicapán 486,000
Zacapa 232,000
Provinces:  22 17,229,000
UN Country Population 17,581,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 1,621.9 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 4,327.6 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 1,165.4 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 648.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
17,523,000
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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
Achi acr 2 0 Complete Bible
Akateko knj 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 0 Bible Portions
Awakateko agu 1 0 Complete Bible
Ch'orti' caa 1 0 New Testament
Chuj cac 2 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Garifuna cab 1 0 Complete Bible
Guatemalan Sign Language gsm 1 0 Translation Started
Ixil ixl 3 0 New Testament
Jakalteko jac 1 0 Complete Bible
K'iche' quc 6 0 Complete Bible
Kaqchikel cak 10 0 Complete Bible
Kaqchikel-Kiche Mixed Language ckz 1 0 Unspecified
Mam mam 7 0 Complete Bible
Maya, Mopan mop 1 0 New Testament
Poqomam poc 3 0 Bible Portions
Poqomchi' poh 2 0 Complete Bible
Q'anjob'al kjb 1 0 Complete Bible
Q'eqchi' kek 1 0 Complete Bible
Sakapulteko quv 1 0 Bible Portions
Sipakapense qum 1 0 Bible Portions
Spanish spa 7 1 Complete Bible
Tektiteko ttc 1 0 New Testament
Tz'utujil tzj 2 0 New Testament
Uspanteko usp 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 26 61 1   20 20 16 24 2

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 24.6 %)
95.5 %
Ethnic Religions
1.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.7 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.5 %
Protestant
20.7 %
Roman Catholic
60.1 %
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.

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Guatemala Statistics
People Groups 61
Unreached People Groups 1  (1.6%)
Population 17,523,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.0%
Population in Unreached 900  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 95.5%
Percent Evangelical 24.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 51%
Continent North America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code GT
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 81%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,329,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked