Country: Paraguay

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

2 (4.9%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

6,664,000

Population in Unreached

16,000 (0.2%)

Literacy Rate

98 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

94.8%

% Evangelical

6.80%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
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. 3,300 188,908,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 %
Angaite 4,400 4,400 Angaite Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 2,700 17,791,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 500 11,231,000 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 64,386,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 3,000 10,797,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
Guana, Kaskiha 300 300 Guana Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Guarani 5,832,000 6,495,000 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 97.00 % 7.00 %
 Guarani, Ava 7,800 39,000 Guarani, Ava Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 %
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 2,800 71,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 %
 Guarani, Mbya 17,000 33,000 Guarani, Mbya Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 11,000 854,493,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 5.70 %
 Italian 40,000 36,971,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Japanese 15,000 125,013,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 900 306,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Korean 7,700 80,124,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
Latin American White 230,000 294,000 Spanish Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 %
 Maka 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 45,000 461,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 93.00 % 6.00 %
 Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa 9,100 9,100 Pai Tavytera Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 %
Pilaga Toba 300 5,800 Pilaga Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 %
 Polish 2,700 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 6,800 17,229,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Russian 900 134,033,000 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 900 136,000 Toba Christianity 95.00 % 50.00 %
 Toba-Maskoy 2,300 2,300 Toba-Maskoy Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
 Ukrainian 40,000 38,101,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
  Totals:  41 6,664,000       2   94.82 % 6.80 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 6,725,000              
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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
Ache guq 1 0 Portions
Angaite aqt 1 0
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Ayoreo ayo 1 0 NT
Chamacoco ceg 1 0 NT
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Chorote, Iyo'wujwa crq 1 0 Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete
Enlhet enl 1 0 Complete
Enxet enx 1 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Guana gva 1 0
Guarani, Ava nhd 1 0 Complete
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian gui 1 0 Complete
Guarani, Mbya gun 1 0 Complete
Guarani, Paraguayan gug 2 0 Complete
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete
Korean kor 1 0 Complete
Maka mca 1 0 Portions
Nandeva tpj 1 0
Nivacle cag 1 0 Complete
Pai Tavytera pta 1 0
Paraguayan Sign Language pys 1 0 Portions
Pilaga plg 1 0 NT
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Sanapana spn 1 0 Portions
Spanish spa 4 1 Complete
Toba tob 1 0 NT
Toba-Maskoy tmf 1 0
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Totals: 35 41 2   19 22 17 33 12

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
85.2 %
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 41
Unreached People Groups 2  (4.9%)
Population 6,664,000
Population in Unreached 16,000  (0.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2 to 4
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 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 133,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 94.8%
Percent Evangelical 6.8%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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