Country: Guyana

Number of People Groups

22

People Groups Unreached

2 (9.1%)

Total Population

758,000

Unreached Population

4,300 (0.6%)

% Professing Christian

51.4%

% Evangelical

15.80 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

89 %

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
 Afro-Guyanese 235,000 449,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 96.00 % 26.00 %
Akawaio, Kapon 4,500 6,900 Akawaio Christianity 75.00 % 50.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 800 188,897,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 28.00 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 62,000 15,745,000 English Christianity 52.00 % 18.00 %
Arawak 16,000 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 13.00 %
 Aukan, Ndjuka 800 53,000 Aukan Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 British 2,200 51,663,000 English Christianity 59.00 % 8.00 %
Carib, Galibi 3,000 30,000 Carib Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 54.00 % 15.00 %
Guyanese, Mullato 85,000 85,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 80.00 % 23.00 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 700 77,290,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 700 42,650,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 %
 Macushi, Makuxi 9,500 39,000 Macushi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 %
Patamona 5,000 5,400 Patamona Christianity 70.00 % 19.00 %
Pemon, Arekuna 500 31,000 Pemon Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 14.00 %
 Portuguese 1,500 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
 Sarnami Hindi, East Indian 315,000 1,118,000 Guyanese Creole English Hinduism 8.00 % 6.00 %
 Urdu 3,900 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Wai-Wai, Katawian 100 3,200 Waiwai Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
Waiapi 400 1,500 Waiwai Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 %
Wapixana, Vapidiana 7,000 15,000 Wapishana Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 %
 Warao, Warrau 5,100 55,000 Spanish Christianity 55.00 % 14.00 %
  Totals:  22 758,000       2   51.38 % 15.80 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 13,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 771,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.8 %)
51.4 %
Ethnic Religions
5.4 %
Hinduism
29.1 %
Islam
7.7 %
Non-Religious
5.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
20.7 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
41.6 %
Roman Catholic
31.0 %
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 Guyana. 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 Guyana
  • Christian ministry in Guyana
  • 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 Guyana 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.

Guyana Statistics
People Groups 22
Unreached People Groups 2  (9.1%)
Population 758,000
Population in Unreached 4,300  (0.6%)
Urbanization 28%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code GY
Official National Language English
Literacy Rate 89%
Estimated Illiterate Population 83,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 51.4%
Percent Evangelical 15.8%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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