Country: Nicaragua

Number of People Groups

18

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

6,084,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Literacy Rate

92 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

96.1%

% Evangelical

29.70%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Afro-Nicaraguan 258,000 258,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 18.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 6,500 188,908,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 52,000 15,745,000 Spanish Christianity 88.00 % 3.50 %
 Arab 600 829,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 1.00 %
 Black Carib, Garifuna 3,300 265,000 Garifuna Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Nicaraguan Sign Language Christianity 97.00 % 0.01 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 13,000 854,493,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 %
 Matagalpa 17,000 17,000 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
 Miskito 212,000 257,000 Miskito Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 %
Monimbo, Mangue 19,000 19,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 %
Nicaraguan, Creole 20,000 20,000 Nicaragua Creole English Christianity 92.00 % 10.00 %
 Nicaraguan, Mestizo 5,444,000 5,964,000 Spanish Christianity 97.00 % 32.00 %
Rama 1,100 1,100 Rama Christianity 85.00 % 1.50 %
 Romani, Vlax 13,000 1,126,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
 Spaniard 1,300 28,626,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 %
Subtiaba 11,000 11,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 %
Sumu 10,000 17,000 Mayangna Christianity 85.00 % 1.40 %
Ulwa 400 400 Ulwa Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
  Totals:  18 6,084,000       0   96.13 % 29.70 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 66,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 6,150,000              
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Prayer Cards
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
English eng 1 0 Complete
Garifuna cab 1 0 Complete
Mayangna yan 1 0 Complete
Miskito miq 1 0 Complete
Nicaragua Creole English bzk 1 0 Portions
Nicaraguan Sign Language ncs 1 0
Rama rma 1 0
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 NT
Spanish spa 7 0 Complete
Ulwa ulw 1 0
Totals: 12 18 0   7 6 6 9 3

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 29.7 %)
96.1 %
Ethnic Religions
1.7 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
18.2 %
Roman Catholic
69.7 %
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 Nicaragua. 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 Nicaragua
  • Christian ministry in Nicaragua
  • 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 Nicaragua 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.

Nicaragua Statistics
People Groups 18
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 6,084,000
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Urbanization 58%
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code NU
Official National Language Spanish
Secondary National Language English
Literacy Rate 92%
Estimated Illiterate Population 487,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 96.1%
Percent Evangelical 29.7%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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