Country: Uruguay

Number of People Groups

34

People Groups Unreached

1 (2.9%)

Total Population

3,417,000

Unreached Population

17,000 (0.5%)

% Professing Christian

66.7%

% Evangelical

5.94 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

98 %

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
 Afro-Uruguayan 69,000 71,000 Spanish Christianity 91.00 % 6.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 2,100 188,897,000 English Christianity 83.00 % 28.90 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 15,000 15,745,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 Argentinian White 31,000 32,457,000 Spanish Christianity 89.00 % 9.10 %
 Armenian 15,000 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Assyrian 3,400 656,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Basque 10,000 2,847,000 Basque Christianity 91.00 % 0.50 %
 Brazilian, Mestizo 10,000 81,803,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.00 %
Brazilian, White 21,000 96,891,000 Portuguese Christianity 93.00 % 26.00 %
 British 700 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 1,700 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Chilean 3,400 16,404,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 18.00 %
 Croat 3,400 5,255,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 %
 Czech 5,200 10,203,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Uruguayan Sign Language Christianity 65.00 % 1.90 %
 Eurasian 2,100 1,793,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
 French 15,000 49,468,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Galician 41,000 3,179,000 Galician Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 %
 German 31,000 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 14,000 10,771,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,100 854,535,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 %
 Hungarian 1,000 11,570,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
 Italian 79,000 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 17,000 306,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Polish 3,500 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 28,000 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 2.50 %
 Russian 14,000 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 73.00 % 1.20 %
 Serb 5,200 7,848,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Slovak 3,500 5,030,000 Slovak Christianity 93.00 % 1.20 %
 Spaniard 31,000 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Ukrainian 2,200 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
Uruguayan, Mestizo 86,000 86,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 6.20 %
 Uruguayan, White 2,604,000 2,825,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 6.20 %
Zambo, Mulatto 247,000 5,639,000 Spanish Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 %
  Totals:  34 3,417,000       1   66.74 % 5.94 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 27,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 3,444,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.9 %)
66.7 %
Ethnic Religions
7.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
25.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
6.3 %
Orthodox
3.7 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
7.9 %
Roman Catholic
80.8 %
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 Uruguay. 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 Uruguay
  • Christian ministry in Uruguay
  • 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 Uruguay 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.

Uruguay Statistics
People Groups 34
Unreached People Groups 1  (2.9%)
Population 3,417,000
Population in Unreached 17,000  (0.5%)
Urbanization 95%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code UY
Official National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 98%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 66.7%
Percent Evangelical 5.9%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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