Country: Venezuela

Number of People Groups

66

People Groups Unreached

3 (4.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

32,709,000

Population in Unreached

40,000 (0.1%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

82.6%

% Evangelical

12.19%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
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 *
Akawaio 1,100 7,900 Akawaio Christianity 75.00 % 10.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 26,000 191,713,000 English Christianity 84.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 148,000 11,702,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
Arawak 1,400 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 3.00 % -
 Armenian 7,200 6,213,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
Arutani Unknown Unknown English Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 % -
Baniwa 3,600 9,400 Baniwa Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 % -
Bare 5,200 22,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.80 % -
 Basque 6,300 2,866,000 Basque Christianity 88.00 % 5.00 % -
 British 8,600 52,628,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
Carib, Galibi 17,000 30,000 Carib Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
 Catalonian 6,500 4,246,000 Catalan Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
Chaima 14,000 14,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Chinese, general 416,000 13,011,000 Spanish Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Colombian, White 166,000 9,521,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 7.50 % -
 Cuban 97,000 9,251,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
Cuiba 200 2,600 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
Cumanagoto 22,000 22,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
Curripaco 7,600 17,000 Curripaco Christianity 60.00 % 13.00 % -
Deaf 164,000 47,090,000 Venezuelan Sign Language Christianity 84.54 % -
 French 9,800 50,306,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 9,600 65,533,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
German Colonia Tovar 6,200 6,200 German, Colonia Tovar Christianity 88.00 % 0.50 % -
 Greek 7,100 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
Guajibo 25,000 53,000 Guahibo Christianity 85.00 % 7.20 % -
Inga 900 20,000 Inga Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Italian 156,000 37,599,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jamaicans 3,200 3,801,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 83.00 % 28.00 % -
Japreria 200 200 Japreria Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 8,000 303,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Karina 35,000 35,000 Carib Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
Maco 1,300 1,300 Maco Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Macushi 600 40,000 Macushi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 18.00 % -
Mandahuaca, Bare 3,100 3,100 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Mapoyo 400 400 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Maquiritari, Mayongong 7,200 7,700 Maquiritari Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 % -
 Motilone, Bari 3,000 7,600 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 32.00 % -
Panare, Eye 4,900 4,900 Enapa Woromaipu Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
Paraujano 22,000 22,000 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
Patamona 300 5,700 Patamona Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Pemon 31,000 32,000 Pemon Christianity 60.00 % 14.00 % -
Piapoco 3,900 8,800 Piapoco Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
Piaroa 20,000 32,000 Piaroa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.30 % -
 Polish 9,700 41,191,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 212,000 17,778,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
Puinave 1,800 9,100 Puinave Christianity 60.00 % 0.70 % -
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero 300 600 Playero Christianity 50.00 % 0.05 % -
 Romanian 1,700 20,591,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 5,500 133,510,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saliba 400 2,300 Saliba Christianity 56.00 % 3.00 % -
 Sanuma, Xamatari 1,500 2,200 Sanuma Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % -
 Spaniard 97,000 28,841,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
Spanish Creole, Pidgin 161,000 161,000 Spanish Christianity 91.00 % 7.00 % -
 Turk 32,000 61,114,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 11,000 37,164,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
Venezualans 30,161,000 30,500,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 12.89 % -
 Warao 51,000 57,000 Warao Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.44 % -
Warekena 600 1,500 Guarequena Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Wayuu, Guajiro 430,000 580,000 Wayuu Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.50 % -
 Yabarana 500 500 Yabarana Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 % -
Yanomami-Ninam 400 1,000 Ninam Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Yanomamo 9,900 12,000 Yanomamo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Yaruro, Pume 9,900 9,900 Pume Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Yuana 8,300 8,300 Yuwana Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 26.00 % -
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 11,000 15,000 Yukpa Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
Zambo, Mulatto 16,000 5,755,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
  Totals:  66 32,709,000       3   82.56 % 12.19 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 71,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 32,780,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   32,709,000 66 3 4.5 % 40,000 0.1 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,288,000 884.4 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 755,718,000 2,310.4 % 70.7 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.7 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 201,243,000 615.3 % 94.9 % 0.0 % 0.7 % 2.8 % 1.5 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,365,000 355.8 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
32,709,000
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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
Akawaio ake 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arawak arw 1 0 Bible Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Baniwa bwi 1 0 New Testament
Bari mot 1 0 Bible Portions
Basque eus 1 0 Complete Bible
Carib car 2 0 New Testament
Catalan cat 1 0 Complete Bible
Cuiba cui 1 1 New Testament
Curripaco kpc 1 0 New Testament
Enapa Woromaipu pbh 1 0 New Testament
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Colonia Tovar gct 1 0 Unspecified
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Guahibo guh 1 0 New Testament
Guarequena gae 1 0 Unspecified
Inga inb 1 0 New Testament
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jamaican Creole English jam 1 0 New Testament
Japreria jru 1 0 Translation Needed
Maco wpc 1 0 New Testament
Macushi mbc 1 0 New Testament
Maquiritari mch 1 0 New Testament
Ninam shb 1 0 Bible Portions
Patamona pbc 1 0 New Testament
Pemon aoc 1 0 Bible Portions
Piapoco pio 1 0 New Testament
Piaroa pid 1 0 New Testament
Playero gob 1 0 Unspecified
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Puinave pui 1 0 New Testament
Pume yae 1 0 Bible Portions
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saliba slc 1 0 Translation Started
Sanuma xsu 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 14 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Venezuelan Sign Language vsl 1 0 Translation Needed
Warao wba 1 0 New Testament
Wayuu guc 1 0 New Testament
Yabarana yar 1 0 Unspecified
Yanomamo guu 1 0 New Testament
Yukpa yup 1 0 Bible Portions
Yuwana yau 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 50 66 3   24 26 26 40 15

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.2 %)
82.6 %
Ethnic Religions
1.7 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.4 %
Non-Religious
14.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.9 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
Protestant
6.2 %
Roman Catholic
83.3 %
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 Venezuela. 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 Venezuela
  • Christian ministry in Venezuela
  • 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 Venezuela 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.

Venezuela Statistics
People Groups 66
Unreached People Groups 3  (4.5%)
Population 32,709,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 40,000  (0.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 82.6%
Percent Evangelical 12.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 88%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code VE
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,635,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked