Country: Paraguay

Number of People Groups

42

People Groups Unreached

2 (4.8%)

Total Population

6,661,000

Unreached Population

16,000 (0.2%)

% Professing Christian

94.8%

% Evangelical

6.81 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

95 %

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
 Ache, Guayaki 1,600 1,600 Ache Christianity 55.00 % 8.00 %
Afro-Paraguayan 68,000 70,000 Spanish Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 3,300 188,897,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 %
Angaite 4,400 4,400 Angaite Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 2,700 17,790,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 500 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
Ayore, Moro 2,800 4,800 Ayoreo Christianity 55.00 % 20.00 %
 Brazilian, Mestizo 41,000 81,803,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.00 %
Chamacoco 2,000 2,000 Chamacoco Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 2.00 %
Chorote, Manjuy 700 2,400 Chorote, Iyo'wujwa Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 %
Chulupe, Nivacle 15,000 16,000 Nivacle Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Paraguayan Sign Language Christianity 96.00 % 2.50 %
Emok 1,300 1,300 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
Enlhet 8,700 8,700 Enlhet Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
Enxet 7,000 7,000 Enxet Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 %
 German 211,000 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 3,000 10,771,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
Guana, Kaskiha 300 300 Guana Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Guarani 5,822,000 6,484,000 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 97.00 % 7.00 %
 Guarani, Ava 11,000 43,000 Guarani, Ava Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 %
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 2,800 138,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 %
 Guarani, Mbya 5,500 22,000 Guarani, Mbya Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 11,000 854,535,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 5.70 %
 Italian 40,000 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Japanese 15,000 124,985,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 900 306,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Korean 7,700 80,205,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
Latin American White 230,000 294,000 Spanish Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 %
Lengua 16,000 18,000 Lengua Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Maka, Maca 1,900 1,900 Maka Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 7.00 %
Maskoy Pidgin 6,900 6,900 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 100.00 % 5.00 %
Mennonites 45,000 455,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 93.00 % 6.00 %
 Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa 8,000 8,000 Pai Tavytera Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 %
Pilaga Toba 300 5,800 Pilaga Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 %
 Polish 2,700 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 6,800 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Russian 900 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Sanapana 7,500 7,500 Sanapana Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 %
Tapiete, Guasurango 2,500 3,200 Nandeva Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 %
 Toba Qom 1,700 137,000 Toba Christianity 95.00 % 50.00 %
 Toba-Maskoy 1,800 1,800 Toba-Maskoy Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
 Ukrainian 40,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
  Totals:  42 6,661,000       2   94.83 % 6.81 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 64,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 6,725,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.8 %)
94.8 %
Ethnic Religions
2.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.5 %
Orthodox
0.5 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
8.6 %
Roman Catholic
85.1 %
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 Paraguay. 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 Paraguay
  • Christian ministry in Paraguay
  • 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 Paraguay 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.

Paraguay Statistics
People Groups 42
Unreached People Groups 2  (4.8%)
Population 6,661,000
Population in Unreached 16,000  (0.2%)
Urbanization 59%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code PA
Official National Language Spanish
Secondary National Language Guarani, Paraguayan
Literacy Rate 95%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 94.8%
Percent Evangelical 6.8%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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