Country: Paraguay

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

2 (4.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

7,022,000

Population in Unreached

17,000 (0.2%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

95.4%

% Evangelical

8.08%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
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 *
 Ache, Guayaki 1,700 1,700 Ache Christianity 55.00 % 8.00 % -
 Afro-Paraguayan 70,000 72,000 Spanish Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 3,500 191,655,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 % -
Angaite 4,600 4,600 Angaite Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 2,800 18,777,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 500 8,992,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
Ayore 2,900 5,000 Ayoreo Christianity 55.00 % 20.00 % -
 Brazilian, Mestizo 42,000 81,968,000 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 16,000 17,000 Nivacle Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Deaf 53,000 46,963,000 Paraguayan Sign Language Christianity 96.30 % -
Emok 1,400 1,400 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
Enlhet 9,000 9,000 Enlhet Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
Enxet 7,300 7,300 Enxet Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 German 101,000 66,129,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 3,100 10,264,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
Guana, Kaskiha 300 300 Guana Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Guarani 6,217,000 6,890,000 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 97.00 % 8.40 % -
 Guarani, Ava 8,100 41,000 Guarani, Ava Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 % -
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 2,900 153,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Guarani, Mbya 18,000 34,000 Guarani, Mbya Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 11,000 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 5.70 % -
 Italian 42,000 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 16,000 124,384,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 1,000 296,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 8,000 80,759,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
Latin American White 239,000 303,000 Spanish Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
 Maka 2,000 2,000 Maka Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 7.00 % -
Maskoy Pidgin 7,100 7,100 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 100.00 % 5.00 % -
Mennonites 46,000 477,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 93.00 % 6.00 % -
 Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa 15,000 15,000 Pai Tavytera Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
Pilaga Toba 300 5,900 Pilaga Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
 Polish 2,800 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 7,000 17,644,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Russian 900 135,124,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Sanapana 7,700 7,700 Sanapana Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Tapiete, Guasurango 2,600 3,200 Nandeva Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
 Toba Qom 1,500 139,000 Toba Christianity 95.00 % 50.00 % -
 Toba-Maskoy 2,400 2,400 Toba-Maskoy Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
 Ukrainian 42,000 37,287,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
  Totals:  41 7,022,000       2   95.36 % 8.08 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 23,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 7,045,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   7,022,000 41 2 4.9 % 17,000 0.2 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 4,118.0 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 10,736.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 2,861.3 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 1,656.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
7,022,000
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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
Ache guq 1 0 New Testament
Angaite aqt 1 0 Translation Needed
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Ayoreo ayo 1 0 New Testament
Chamacoco ceg 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chorote, Iyo'wujwa crq 1 0 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Enlhet enl 1 0 Complete Bible
Enxet enx 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Guana gva 1 0 Unspecified
Guarani, Ava nhd 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian gui 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Mbya gun 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Paraguayan gug 2 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Maka mca 1 0 New Testament
Nandeva tpj 1 0 Translation Started
Nivacle cag 1 0 Complete Bible
Pai Tavytera pta 1 0 Translation Needed
Paraguayan Sign Language pys 1 0 Bible Portions
Pilaga plg 1 0 New Testament
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Sanapana spn 1 0 Bible Portions
Spanish spa 4 1 Complete Bible
Toba tob 1 0 Complete Bible
Toba-Maskoy tmf 1 0 Translation Started
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 35 41 2   22 24 18 33 12

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.1 %)
95.4 %
Ethnic Religions
2.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
1.5 %
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
8.0 %
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 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.

Paraguay Statistics
People Groups 41
Unreached People Groups 2  (4.9%)
Population 7,022,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 17,000  (0.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 95.4%
Percent Evangelical 8.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 62%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code PA
Official Language(s) SpanishGuarani, Paraguayan
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 351,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked