Country: Venezuela

Number of People Groups

66

People Groups Unreached

3 (4.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

31,860,000

Population in Unreached

40,000 (0.1%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

82.5%

% Evangelical

10.22%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Akawaio 1,100 6,900 Akawaio Christianity 75.00 % 10.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 25,000 190,499,000 English Christianity 84.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab, Lebanese 145,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
Arawak 1,400 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 3.00 %
 Armenian 7,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
Arutani Unknown Unknown Arutani Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 %
Baniwa 3,600 9,400 Baniwa Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 %
Bare 5,100 22,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.80 %
 Basque 6,200 2,847,000 Basque Christianity 88.00 % 5.00 %
 British 8,400 51,606,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
Carib, Galibi 17,000 30,000 Carib Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
 Catalonian 6,300 4,211,000 Catalan Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 %
Chaima 13,000 13,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 %
 Chinese, general 407,000 8,903,000 Spanish Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Colombian, White 163,000 9,417,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 7.50 %
 Cuban 95,000 9,210,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 %
Cuiba 200 2,500 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 %
Cumanagoto 21,000 21,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 %
Curripaco 7,500 17,000 Curripaco Christianity 60.00 % 13.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Venezuelan Sign Language Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 French 9,600 49,832,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 9,400 64,307,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
German Colonia Tovar 6,100 6,100 German, Colonia Tovar Christianity 88.00 % 0.50 %
 Greek 7,000 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
Guajibo 24,000 52,000 Guahibo Christianity 85.00 % 7.20 %
Inga 800 25,000 Inga Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
 Italian 153,000 37,690,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Jamaicans 3,200 3,703,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 83.00 % 28.00 %
Japreria 200 200 Japreria Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 7,800 298,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
Karina 34,000 34,000 Carib Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 %
Maco 1,200 1,200 Maco Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Macushi 600 39,000 Macushi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 18.00 %
Mandahuaca, Bare 5,300 5,300 Mandahuaca Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
Mapoyo 400 400 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
 Maquiritari, Mayongong 8,400 8,900 Maquiritari Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 %
 Motilone, Bari 2,900 7,800 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
Panare, Eye 4,800 4,800 Enapa Woromaipu Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
Paraujano 21,000 21,000 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
Patamona 300 5,500 Patamona Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
Pemon 31,000 32,000 Pemon Christianity 60.00 % 14.00 %
Piapoco 3,800 9,200 Piapoco Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
Piaroa 20,000 32,000 Piaroa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.30 %
 Polish 9,500 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 208,000 17,561,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
Puinave 1,700 8,900 Puinave Christianity 60.00 % 0.70 %
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero 300 600 Playero Christianity 50.00 % 0.05 %
 Romanian 1,700 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 5,300 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Saliba 300 1,700 Saliba Christianity 56.00 % 3.00 %
 Sanuma, Xamatari 1,500 2,200 Sanuma Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 %
 Spaniard 95,000 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
Spanish Creole, Pidgin 158,000 158,000 Spanish Christianity 91.00 % 7.00 %
 Turk 32,000 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 11,000 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
Venezualans 29,523,000 29,860,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 10.70 %
 Warao 50,000 56,000 Warao Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.44 %
Warekena 600 1,500 Guarequena Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Wayuu, Guajiro 421,000 640,000 Wayuu Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.50 %
 Yabarana 400 400 Yabarana Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 %
Yanomami-Ninam 400 1,000 Ninam Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
 Yanomamo 9,700 12,000 Yanomamo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 %
Yaruro, Pume 9,600 9,600 Pume Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Yuana 8,100 8,100 Yuwana Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 26.00 %
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 11,000 17,000 Yukpa Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 %
Zambo, Mulatto 16,000 5,689,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 %
  Totals:  66 31,860,000       3   82.55 % 10.22 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 66,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 31,926,000              
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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   31,860,000 66 3 4.5 % 40,000 0.1 % 0
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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
Arutani atx 1 0
Baniwa bwi 1 0 New Testament
Bari mot 1 0
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 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Colonia Tovar gct 1 0
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Guahibo guh 1 0 New Testament
Guarequena gae 1 0
Inga inb 1 0 New Testament
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jamaican Creole English jam 1 0 New Testament
Japreria jru 1 0
Maco wpc 1 0 New Testament
Macushi mbc 1 0 New Testament
Mandahuaca mht 1 0
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
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
Sanuma xsu 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 13 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Venezuelan Sign Language vsl 1 0
Warao wba 1 0 New Testament
Wayuu guc 1 0 New Testament
Yabarana yar 1 0
Yanomamo guu 1 0 New Testament
Yukpa yup 1 0
Yuwana yau 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 52 66 3   23 26 24 40 15

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.2 %)
82.5 %
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
0.2 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
Protestant
6.2 %
Roman Catholic
83.7 %
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 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.

Venezuela Statistics
People Groups 66
Unreached People Groups 3  (4.5%)
Population 31,860,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 40,000  (0.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3 to 6
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 82.5%
Percent Evangelical 10.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 89%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code VE
Official National Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,593,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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