Country: Guyana

Number of People Groups

21

People Groups Unreached

1 (4.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

770,000

Population in Unreached

3,900 (0.5%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

51.4%

% Evangelical

15.72%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.0%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afro-Guyanese 237,000 417,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 96.00 % 26.00 % -
Akawaio 5,200 7,700 Akawaio Christianity 75.00 % 50.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 800 191,655,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 28.00 % -
 Amerindian, Detribalized 63,000 15,612,000 English Christianity 52.00 % 18.00 % -
Arawak 16,000 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 13.00 % -
 Aukan, Ndjuka 800 56,000 Aukan Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 British 2,200 53,604,000 English Christianity 59.00 % 8.00 % -
Carib, Galibi 3,000 28,000 Carib Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
Deaf 5,900 46,963,000 English Christianity 52.68 % -
Guyanese, Mullato 86,000 86,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 80.00 % 23.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 700 79,348,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 700 44,243,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Macushi 9,600 39,000 Macushi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Patamona 5,100 5,700 Patamona Christianity 70.00 % 19.00 % -
Pemon, Arekuna 500 28,000 Pemon Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 14.00 % -
 Portuguese 1,600 17,644,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Sarnami Hindi, East Indian 317,000 1,158,000 Guyanese Creole English Hinduism 8.00 % 6.00 % -
 Urdu 3,900 1,860,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Wai-Wai, Katawian 300 3,400 Waiwai Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
Wapixana, Vapidiana 7,000 15,000 Wapishana Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
 Warao 5,200 49,000 Warao Christianity 55.00 % 14.00 % -
  Totals:  21 770,000       1   51.44 % 15.72 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 13,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 783,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   770,000 21 1 4.8 % 3,900 0.5 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 37,554.4 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 97,913.1 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 26,093.8 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 15,102.1 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
770,000
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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
Akawaio ake 1 0 New Testament
Arawak arw 1 0 Bible Portions
Aukan djk 1 0 New Testament
Carib car 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 4 0 Complete Bible
Guyanese Creole English gyn 3 0 Bible Portions
Macushi mbc 1 0 New Testament
Patamona pbc 1 0 New Testament
Pemon aoc 1 0 Bible Portions
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Waiwai waw 1 0 Complete Bible
Wapishana wap 1 0 New Testament
Warao wba 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 16 21 1   10 13 9 13 3

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.7 %)
51.4 %
Ethnic Religions
5.3 %
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
20.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
41.3 %
Roman Catholic
30.7 %
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 America, Latin. 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 21
Unreached People Groups 1  (4.8%)
Population 770,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.4%
Population in Unreached 3,900  (0.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 51.4%
Percent Evangelical 15.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.0%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 27%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code GY
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 89%
Estimated Illiterate Population 85,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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