Country: Nicaragua

Number of People Groups

18

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

6,478,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

96.3%

% Evangelical

42.95%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afro-Nicaraguan 273,000 273,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 18.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 6,800 191,659,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amerindian, Detribalized 22,000 15,612,000 Spanish Christianity 88.00 % 3.50 % -
 Arab 700 408,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 1.00 % -
 Black Carib, Garifuna 3,500 145,000 Garifuna Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Deaf 49,000 46,968,000 Nicaraguan Sign Language Christianity 97.32 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 14,000 878,503,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 % -
 Matagalpa 18,000 18,000 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
 Miskito 146,000 231,000 Miskito Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
Monimbo, Mangue 21,000 21,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
Nicaraguan, Creole 21,000 21,000 Nicaragua Creole English Christianity 92.00 % 10.00 % -
 Nicaraguan, Mestizo 5,860,000 6,427,000 Spanish Christianity 97.00 % 46.55 % -
Rama 5,100 5,100 Nicaragua Creole English Christianity 85.00 % 1.50 % -
 Romani, Vlax 14,000 1,141,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Spaniard 1,400 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 % -
Subtiaba 12,000 12,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Sumu 11,000 20,000 Mayangna Christianity 85.00 % 1.40 % -
Ulwa 800 800 Ulwa Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
  Totals:  18 6,478,000         0 96.26 % 42.95 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 68,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 6,546,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Atlántico Norte 510,000
Atlántico Sur 402,000
Boaco 182,000
Carazo 195,000
Chinandega 436,000
Chontales 189,000
Estelí 228,000
Granada 211,000
Jinotega 460,000
Lago Nicaragua 0
León 417,000
Madriz 170,000
Managua 1,522,000
Masaya 381,000
Matagalpa 581,000
Nueva Segovia 264,000
Río San Juan 132,000
Rivas 181,000
Provinces:  18 6,461,000
UN Country Population 6,546,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 4,387.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 11,706.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 3,152.4 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 1,754.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,478,000
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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Garifuna cab 1 0 Complete Bible
Mayangna yan 1 0 Complete Bible
Miskito miq 1 0 Complete Bible
Nicaragua Creole English bzk 2 0 Unspecified
Nicaraguan Sign Language ncs 1 0 Translation Needed
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 7 0 Complete Bible
Ulwa ulw 1 0 Translation Needed
Totals: 11 18 0   7 6 6 9 3

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 43.0 %)
96.3 %
Ethnic Religions
1.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
17.5 %
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.

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Nicaragua Statistics
People Groups 18
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 6,478,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 96.3%
Percent Evangelical 43.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 59%
Continent North America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code NU
Official Language(s) SpanishEnglish
Literacy Rate 78%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,425,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked