Country: Peru

Number of People Groups

104

People Groups Unreached

15 (14.4%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

33,974,000

Population in Unreached

215,000 (0.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

94.06%

% Evangelical

14.41%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.2%
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 *
 Achuar Jivaro 400 7,700 Achuar-Shiwiar Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % -
Afro-Peruvian 168,000 169,000 Spanish Christianity 100.00 % 7.00 % -
Aguano 200 200 Spanish Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 5.00 % -
 Aguaruna 64,000 64,000 Awajun Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.10 % -
Amahuaca, Ipitineri 400 600 Amahuaca Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Amarakaire, Harakmbet 2,200 2,200 Amarakaeri Ethnic Religions 0.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Americans, U.S. 10,000 195,898,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amuesha, Lorenzo 8,900 8,900 Yanesha Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 0.80 % -
 Apurucayali Asheninka 5,200 5,200 Ajyininka Apurucayali Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
Arabela, Chiripunu 400 400 Arabela Christianity 60.00 % 0.60 % -
 Ashaninka 42,000 42,000 Ashaninka Christianity 65.00 % 1.50 % -
 Asheninka, Pajonal 15,000 15,000 Asheninka, Pajonal Ethnic Religions 0.74 % 0.70 % 1
 Asheninka, Perene 7,100 7,100 Asheninka, Perene Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
 Asheninka, Pichis 15,000 16,000 Asheninka, Pichis Ethnic Religions 9.70 % 8.70 % -
 Asheninka, South Ucayali 18,000 18,000 Asheninka, South Ucayali Ethnic Religions 1.60 % 1.40 % 1
 Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua 9,000 10,000 Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua Ethnic Religions 2.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Aymara, Central 529,000 1,805,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 % -
 Aymara, Southern 255,000 255,000 Aymara, Southern Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 % -
 Bora 800 3,800 Bora Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.30 % -
 British 5,500 53,788,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Candoshi, Shapra 3,600 3,600 Kandozi-Chapra Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.20 % -
Capanahua 500 500 Capanahua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.30 % -
Caquinte 400 400 Caquinte Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 % -
Chamicura 100 100 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 % -
 Chayahuita 22,000 22,000 Shawi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.40 % -
 Chilean 101,000 17,832,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 18.00 % -
Cujareno, Mashco Piro 300 300 Mashco Piro Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 170,000 49,091,000 Peruvian Sign Language Christianity 95.45 % -
Ese Ejja, Huarayo 1,300 3,000 Ese Ejja Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.60 % -
 German 6,600 66,126,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 6,700 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 148,000 79,773,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
Huachipaire, Wacipaire 2,200 2,200 Huachipaeri Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 7.00 % -
 Huitoto, Murui 1,100 13,000 Witoto, Murui Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 % -
Huitoto, Nipode Unknown 600 Witoto, Nipode Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 0.80 % -
Injerto, Asian / Peruvian 13,000 13,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Iquito, Amacacore 600 600 Iquitu Ethnic Religions 1.90 % 1.80 % 1
Isconahua 100 100 Shipibo-Conibo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Japanese 160,000 120,442,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 3
Jaqaru 2,600 2,600 Jaqaru Christianity 80.00 % 0.20 % -
 Jebero 3,000 3,000 Jebero Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 1,900 285,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kakataibo 2,300 2,300 Kakataibo-Kashibo Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kambeba, Omagua 600 2,200 Spanish Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kaxinawa, Cashinahua 1,600 9,500 Kashinawa Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.20 % -
 Kokama 18,000 29,000 Kukama-Kukamiria Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.60 % -
 Kulina, Madija 500 4,500 Kulina Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 11.00 % -
 Matses 5,400 6,300 Matses Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Matsigenka, Manaries 23,000 23,000 Matsigenka Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
Mulatto 66,000 66,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Nanti 300 300 Nanti Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nomatsiguenga 9,500 9,500 Nomatsigenga Christianity 60.00 % 2.50 % -
Ocaina 200 600 Ocaina Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 % -
 Orejon, Koto 300 300 Maijuna Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 % -
 Peruvian 25,089,000 25,984,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 18.37 % -
Pisabo 700 700 Pisabo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Quechua, Ambo-Pasco 121,000 121,000 Quechua, Ambo-Pasco Christianity 95.00 % 2.40 % -
 Quechua, Apurimac 253,000 253,000 Quechua, Eastern Apurimac Christianity 94.00 % 0.50 % -
 Quechua, Arequipa 42,000 42,000 Quechua, Arequipa-La Union Christianity 93.00 % 0.50 % -
 Quechua, Ayacucho 1,175,000 1,175,000 Quechua, Ayacucho Christianity 93.00 % 3.94 % -
 Quechua, Cajamarca 39,000 39,000 Quechua, Cajamarca Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
Quechua, Cerro de Pasco 15,000 15,000 Quechua, Santa Ana de Tusi Pasco Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Quechua, Chachapoyas 8,700 8,700 Quechua, Chachapoyas Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
Quechua, Chincha 7,800 7,800 Quechua, Chincha Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Quechua, Chiquian Ancash 13,000 13,000 Quechua, Chiquian Christianity 95.00 % 1.40 % -
Quechua, Corongo Ancash 5,200 5,200 Quechua, Corongo Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 0.40 % -
 Quechua, Cuzco 2,392,000 2,392,000 Quechua, Cusco Christianity 97.00 % 3.94 % -
Quechua, Huallaga 59,000 59,000 Quechua, Huallaga Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
Quechua, Huamalies 95,000 95,000 Quechua, Huamalies-Dos de Mayo Huanuco Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Quechua, Huaylas Ancash 435,000 435,000 Quechua, Huaylas Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 1.20 % -
 Quechua, Jauja Huancayo 101,000 101,000 Quechua, Jauja Wanca Christianity 92.00 % 2.00 % -
 Quechua, Lambayeque 27,000 27,000 Quechua, Lambayeque Christianity 91.00 % 3.00 % -
 Quechua, Margos Chaulan 147,000 147,000 Quechua, Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha Christianity 86.00 % 3.00 % -
Quechua, North Junin 81,000 81,000 Quechua, North Junin Christianity 90.00 % 0.90 % -
Quechua, North Lima 9,100 9,100 Quechua, Cajatambo North Lima Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash 316,000 316,000 Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Quechua, Pacaroas 1,600 1,600 Quechua, Pacaraos Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 % -
 Quechua, Pachitea 63,000 63,000 Quechua, Panao Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Quechua, Pasco-Yanahuanca 49,000 49,000 Quechua, Chaupihuaranga Christianity 91.00 % 0.60 % -
 Quechua, Puno 633,000 633,000 Quechua, Puno Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 % -
 Quechua, San Martin 58,000 58,000 Quechua, San Martin Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Quechua, Sihuas Ancash 8,200 8,200 Quechua, Sihuas Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 2.60 % -
 Quechua, Southern Conchucos Ancash 337,000 337,000 Quechua, Southern Conchucos Christianity 95.00 % 0.60 % -
 Quechua, Southern Huancayo 316,000 316,000 Quechua, Huaylla Wanca Christianity 92.00 % 0.80 % -
Quechua, Southern Pastaza 2,000 2,000 Quechua, Southern Pastaza Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Quechua, Yauyos 8,100 8,100 Quechua, Yauyos Christianity 91.00 % 0.80 % -
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 12,000 33,000 Quichua, Napo Christianity 99.00 % 3.00 % -
 Quichua, Northern Pastaza 2,400 13,000 Quichua, Northern Pastaza Christianity 99.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romani, Calo 10,000 940,000 Calo Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Russian 1,700 134,085,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Secoya, Angotero 1,000 2,000 Paicoca Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.00 % -
 Sharanahua 600 1,100 Sharanahua Christianity 70.00 % 10.00 % -
 Shipibol 32,000 32,000 Shipibo-Conibo Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
Spanish, Loreto-Ucayali 3,400 3,400 Spanish, Charapa Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 % -
 Ticuna 10,000 64,000 Ticuna Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Urarina, Shimacu 3,800 3,800 Urarina Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 1.40 % -
 Wampis 12,000 12,000 Wampis Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.00 % -
 Yagua 7,800 8,800 Yagua Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
 Yaminahua 900 2,600 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.70 % 1
Yaminahua, Chitonajuas 300 300 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yaminawa, Arara 400 400 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Yine 5,400 5,400 Yine Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 7.00 % -
 Yora, Manu Park Panoan 200 200 Yora Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zambo, Mulatto 34,000 5,976,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
  Totals:  104 33,974,000         15 94.06 % 14.41 % 17 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 76,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 34,050,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Amazonas 443,000
Ancash 1,253,000
Apurímac 476,000
Arequipa 1,358,000
Ayacucho 721,000
Cajamarca 1,636,000
Callao 1,034,000
Cusco 1,380,000
Huancavelica 536,000
Huánuco 898,000
Ica 839,000
Junín 1,444,000
La Libertad 1,906,000
Lambayeque 1,312,000
Lima 989,000
Lima Province 8,966,000
Loreto 1,052,000
Madre de Dios 130,000
Moquegua 191,000
Pasco 330,000
Piura 1,976,000
Puno 1,495,000
San Martín 859,000
Tacna 341,000
Tumbes 236,000
Ucayali 509,000
Provinces:  26 32,310,000
UN Country Population 34,050,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Achuar-Shiwiar acu 1 0 New Testament
Ajyininka Apurucayali cpc 1 0 New Testament
Amahuaca amc 1 1 Bible Portions
Amarakaeri amr 1 1 New Testament
Arabela arl 1 0 New Testament
Ashaninka cni 1 0 New Testament
Asheninka, Pajonal cjo 1 1 New Testament
Asheninka, Perene prq 1 0 New Testament
Asheninka, Pichis cpu 1 0 New Testament
Asheninka, South Ucayali cpy 1 1 New Testament
Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua cpb 1 1 New Testament
Awajun agr 1 0 Complete Bible
Aymara, Central ayr 1 0 Complete Bible
Aymara, Southern ayc 1 0 Translation Needed
Bora boa 1 0 New Testament
Calo rmq 1 0 Bible Portions
Capanahua kaq 1 0 New Testament
Caquinte cot 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Ese Ejja ese 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Huachipaeri hug 1 0 Bible Portions
Iquitu iqu 1 1 Bible Portions
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Jaqaru jqr 1 0 Unspecified
Jebero jeb 1 0 Bible Portions
Kakataibo-Kashibo cbr 1 0 New Testament
Kandozi-Chapra cbu 1 0 Complete Bible
Kashinawa cbs 1 0 New Testament
Kukama-Kukamiria cod 1 0 Bible Portions
Kulina cul 1 0 New Testament
Maijuna ore 1 0 Bible Portions
Mashco Piro cuj 1 1 Translation Needed
Matses mcf 1 1 New Testament
Matsigenka mcb 1 0 New Testament
Nanti cox 1 1 Bible Portions
Nomatsigenga not 1 0 New Testament
Ocaina oca 1 0 Bible Portions
Paicoca sey 1 0 New Testament
Peruvian Sign Language prl 1 0 Bible Portions
Pisabo pig 1 1 Translation Needed
Quechua, Ambo-Pasco qva 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Arequipa-La Union qxu 1 0 Bible Portions
Quechua, Ayacucho quy 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Cajamarca qvc 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Cajatambo North Lima qvl 1 0 Unspecified
Quechua, Chachapoyas quk 1 0 Translation Needed
Quechua, Chaupihuaranga qur 1 0 Unspecified
Quechua, Chincha qxc 1 0 Unspecified
Quechua, Chiquian qxa 1 0 Unspecified
Quechua, Corongo Ancash qwa 1 0 Bible Portions
Quechua, Cusco quz 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Eastern Apurimac qve 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Huallaga qub 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Huamalies-Dos de Mayo Huanuco qvh 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Huaylas Ancash qwh 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Huaylla Wanca qvw 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Jauja Wanca qxw 1 0 Translation Started
Quechua, Lambayeque quf 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha qvm 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, North Junin qvn 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash qxn 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Pacaraos qvp 1 0 Unspecified
Quechua, Panao qxh 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Puno qxp 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, San Martin qvs 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Santa Ana de Tusi Pasco qxt 1 0 Translation Needed
Quechua, Sihuas Ancash qws 1 0 Bible Portions
Quechua, Southern Conchucos qxo 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Southern Pastaza qup 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Yauyos qux 1 0 Unspecified
Quichua, Napo qvo 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Northern Pastaza qvz 1 0 New Testament
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Sharanahua mcd 1 0 New Testament
Shawi cbt 1 0 New Testament
Shipibo-Conibo shp 2 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 10 1 Complete Bible
Spanish, Charapa spq 1 0 Translation Needed
Ticuna tca 1 0 Complete Bible
Urarina ura 1 0 New Testament
Wampis hub 1 0 New Testament
Witoto, Murui huu 1 0 New Testament
Witoto, Nipode hux 1 0 Bible Portions
Yagua yad 1 0 New Testament
Yaminahua yaa 3 2 New Testament
Yanesha ame 1 0 New Testament
Yine pib 1 0 New Testament
Yora mts 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 91 104 15   59 59 46 61 7
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Peru Statistics
People Groups 104
Unreached People Groups 15  (14.4%)
Population 33,974,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 215,000  (0.6%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 94.1%
Percent Evangelical 14.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 17
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 78%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code PE
Official Language(s) SpanishQuechua, South Bolivian
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,038,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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