Country: Guatemala

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

1 (1.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

17,163,000

Population in Unreached

900 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

95.5%

% Evangelical

22.42%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Achi, Cubulco 67,000 67,000 Achi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
 Achi, Rabinal 67,000 67,000 Achi Christianity 99.00 % 12.00 % -
 Aguacatec 29,000 29,000 Awakateko Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 489,000 190,729,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 1,800 11,104,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 4.00 % -
 Black Carib, Garifuna 5,100 271,000 Garifuna Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 British 2,400 52,418,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
Cakchiquel, Acatenango 800 800 Kaqchikel Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Central 235,000 239,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 98.00 % 30.00 % -
Cakchiquel, Eastern 162,000 162,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 % -
Cakchiquel, Northern 62,000 62,000 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 9,900 9,900 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 % -
Cakchiquel, South Central 70,000 70,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 94.00 % 17.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Southern 78,000 78,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 99.00 % 19.00 % -
Cakchiquel, Southwestern Yepocapa 28,000 28,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Western 125,000 125,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
Cakchiquel-Quiche Mixed Language-Speaking 3,200 3,200 Kaqchikel-Kiche Mixed Language Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Chicomuceltec 100 2,800 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chorti 46,000 53,000 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 Unknown Unknown Guatemalan Sign Language Christianity 96.00 % 0.90 % -
Guatemalan White 10,149,000 10,742,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 26.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 3,500 79,036,000 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 50,000 50,000 Ixil Christianity 97.00 % 13.00 % -
 Ixil, San Juan Cotzal 24,000 24,000 Ixil Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
 Jacalteco 17,000 19,000 Jakalteko Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 900 301,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kanjobal, Eastern 126,000 207,000 Q'anjob'al Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kanjobal, Western 78,000 89,000 Akateko Christianity 99.00 % 8.00 % -
 Kekchi, Quecchi 999,000 1,031,000 Q'eqchi' Christianity 97.30 % 20.00 % -
 Kiche, Central 1,884,000 1,889,000 K'iche' Christianity 99.00 % 22.00 % -
Kiche, Cunen 14,000 14,000 K'iche' Christianity 90.00 % 45.00 % -
 Kiche, Eastern Chichicastenango 190,000 190,000 K'iche' Christianity 98.00 % 7.00 % -
 Kiche, Joyabaj 103,000 103,000 K'iche' Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
 Mam 353,000 367,000 Mam Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mam, Central 185,000 185,000 Mam Christianity 94.00 % 9.00 % -
Mam, Sacatepequez 20,000 20,000 Mam Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 % -
Mam, Southern 219,000 219,000 Mam Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 % -
 Mam, Tajumulco 65,000 65,000 Mam Christianity 97.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan 81,000 81,000 Mam Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Maya, Mopan 6,600 19,000 Maya, Mopan Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Maya-Tektitek 7,200 7,300 Tektiteko Christianity 94.00 % 15.00 % -
Pocomam 31,000 31,000 Poqomam Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 % -
Pocomam, Eastern 24,000 24,000 Poqomam Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 % -
 Pocomam, Southern 30,000 30,000 Poqomam Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 % -
 Pocomchi, Eastern 65,000 65,000 Poqomchi' Christianity 98.00 % 19.00 % -
Pocomchi, Western 81,000 81,000 Poqomchi' Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
Quiche, Sacapulteco 20,000 20,000 Sakapulteko Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
Quiche, San Andres 37,000 37,000 K'iche' Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 % -
Quiche, Sipacapa 18,000 18,000 Sipakapense Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Quiche, West Central 442,000 442,000 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 87,000 87,000 Tz'utujil Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 % -
 Tzutujil, Western 66,000 66,000 Tz'utujil Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Uspantec 2,100 2,100 Uspanteko Christianity 99.00 % 8.00 % -
Xinca 23,000 23,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  61 17,163,000       1   95.50 % 22.42 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 82,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 17,245,000                

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% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   17,163,000 61 1 1.6 % 900 0.0 % 0
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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
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
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 14 24 2

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 22.4 %)
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
10.7 %
Protestant
20.8 %
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 61
Unreached People Groups 1  (1.6%)
Population 17,163,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.0%
Population in Unreached 900  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 95.5%
Percent Evangelical 22.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 51%
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code GT
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 82%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,089,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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