Country: Guatemala

Number of People Groups

60

People Groups Unreached

1 (1.7%)

Total Population

16,656,000

Unreached Population

900 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

96.0%

% Evangelical

22.51 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

82 %

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
 Achi, Cubulco 47,000 47,000 Achi Christianity 99.00 % 18.00 %
 Achi, Rabinal 47,000 47,000 Achi Christianity 99.00 % 12.00 %
 Aguacatec 28,000 28,000 Awakateko Christianity 85.00 % 6.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 473,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab, Palestinian 1,800 11,737,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 4.00 %
 Black Carib, Garifuna 22,000 265,000 Garifuna Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 %
 British 2,300 51,664,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Cakchiquel, Central 227,000 231,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 98.00 % 30.00 %
Cakchiquel, Eastern 156,000 156,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 %
Cakchiquel, Northern 60,000 60,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 95.00 % 13.00 %
 Cakchiquel, Santa Maria de Jesus 27,000 27,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 %
 Cakchiquel, Santo Domingo Xenacoj 9,500 9,500 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 %
Cakchiquel, South Central 67,000 67,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 94.00 % 17.00 %
 Cakchiquel, Southern 75,000 75,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 99.00 % 19.00 %
Cakchiquel, Southwestern Yepocapa 27,000 27,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 %
Cakchiquel, Southwestern, Acatenango 800 800 Kaqchikel Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 %
 Cakchiquel, Western 120,000 120,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 %
Cakchiquel-Quiche Mixed Language-Speaking 3,100 3,100 Kaqchikel-Kiche Mixed Language Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 %
Chicomuceltec 100 2,800 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 %
 Chorti 45,000 51,000 Ch'orti' Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 %
Chuj, San Mateo Ixtatan 41,000 43,000 Chuj Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
Chuj, San Sebastian Coatan 39,000 39,000 Chuj Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Guatemalan Sign Language Christianity 96.00 % 0.90 %
Guatemalan White 9,921,000 10,509,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 26.00 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 3,400 77,290,000 Spanish Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 %
Itza 2,600 2,600 Itza' Christianity 75.00 % 12.00 %
Ixil, Chajul 26,000 26,000 Ixil Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 %
 Ixil, Nebaj 48,000 48,000 Ixil Christianity 97.00 % 13.00 %
 Ixil, San Juan Cotzal 23,000 23,000 Ixil Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 %
 Jacalteco 17,000 19,000 Jakalteko Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 900 306,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kanjobal, Eastern 121,000 201,000 Q'anjob'al Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 %
 Kanjobal, Western 76,000 87,000 Akateko Christianity 99.00 % 8.00 %
 Kekchi, Quecchi 966,000 996,000 Q'eqchi' Christianity 97.30 % 20.00 %
 Kiche, Central 1,822,000 1,827,000 K'iche' Christianity 99.00 % 22.00 %
Kiche, Cunen 13,000 13,000 K'iche' Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 %
 Kiche, Eastern Chichicastenango 183,000 183,000 K'iche' Christianity 98.00 % 7.00 %
 Kiche, Joyabaj 99,000 99,000 K'iche' Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 %
 Mam, Central 179,000 179,000 Mam Christianity 94.00 % 9.00 %
 Mam, Northern 341,000 352,000 Mam Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 %
Mam, Sacatepequez 19,000 19,000 Mam Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 %
Mam, Southern 212,000 212,000 Mam Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 %
 Mam, Tajumulco 63,000 63,000 Mam Christianity 97.00 % 12.00 %
 Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan 78,000 78,000 Mam Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 %
Maya, Mopan 6,300 18,000 Maya, Mopan Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
 Maya-Tektitek 7,000 7,100 Tektiteko Christianity 94.00 % 15.00 %
Pocomam, Central 30,000 30,000 Poqomam Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 %
Pocomam, Eastern 23,000 23,000 Poqomam Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 %
Pocomam, Southern 29,000 29,000 Poqomam Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 %
 Pocomchi, Eastern 63,000 63,000 Poqomchi' Christianity 98.00 % 19.00 %
Pocomchi, Western 78,000 78,000 Poqomchi' Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 %
Quiche, Sacapulteco 19,000 19,000 Sakapulteko Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 %
Quiche, San Andres 36,000 36,000 K'iche' Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 %
Quiche, Sipacapa 12,000 12,000 Sipakapense Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 %
 Quiche, West Central 428,000 428,000 K'iche' Christianity 96.00 % 12.00 %
Sipacapeno, Sipacapa Quiche 3,800 3,800 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 %
Tacaneco 37,000 39,000 Mam Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 %
 Tzutujil 84,000 84,000 Tz'utujil Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 %
 Tzutujil, Western 63,000 63,000 Tz'utujil Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 %
Uspantec 2,000 2,000 Uspanteko Christianity 99.00 % 8.00 %
  Totals:  60 16,656,000       1   95.98 % 22.51 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 17,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 16,673,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 22.5 %)
96.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.9 %
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
10.7 %
Protestant
21.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.5 %
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 Guatemala. 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 Guatemala
  • Christian ministry in Guatemala
  • 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 Guatemala 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.

In Guatemala Size
All God's Children International Medium
AMG International Large
BILD International Small
Calvary International Medium
CAM International Medium
Christ Mandate for Missions Medium
Christians in Action Missions International Medium
Commission to Every Nation Medium
Compassion International Large
Eastern Mennonite Missions Medium
Engineering Ministries International Small
Evangel Bible Translators Medium
Evangelism Explosion International Medium
Evangelistic Faith Missions Small
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Food for the Hungry Medium
Global Outreach International Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
Impact International Medium
International Gospel Outreach Medium
International Partnership Ministries Medium
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Medium
Living Water Teaching Small
Luke Society, Incorporated Small
Map International Medium
Missionary Ventures International Medium
Missions Door Medium
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Life Advance International Small
OC International Medium
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church World Witness Small
Primitive Methodist Church USA Small
Reformed Church in America Medium
Ripe for Harvest Incorporated Medium
Spanish World Ministries Medium
TearFund UK Large
World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency Medium
World Relief USA Medium
World Renew Medium
World-Wide Missions Medium
Guatemala Statistics
People Groups 60
Unreached People Groups 1  (1.7%)
Population 16,656,000
Population in Unreached 900  (0.0%)
Urbanization 51%
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code GT
Official National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 82%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,998,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 96.0%
Percent Evangelical 22.5%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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