Country: Venezuela

Number of People Groups

66

People Groups Unreached

3 (4.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

27,819,000

Population in Unreached

35,000 (0.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

82.6%

% Evangelical

12.16%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
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 *
Akawaio 900 7,700 Akawaio Christianity 75.00 % 10.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 22,000 191,659,000 English Christianity 84.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 126,000 8,992,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
Arawak 1,200 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 3.00 % -
 Armenian 6,100 6,573,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
Arutani Unknown Unknown English Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 % -
Baniwa 3,100 8,900 Baniwa Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 % -
Bare 4,500 22,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.80 % -
 Basque 5,400 2,856,000 Basque Christianity 88.00 % 5.00 % -
 British 7,300 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
Carib, Galibi 15,000 28,000 Carib Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
 Catalonian 5,500 4,264,000 Catalan Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
Chaima 12,000 12,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Chinese, general 354,000 15,617,000 Spanish Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Colombian, White 141,000 9,586,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 7.50 % -
 Cuban 82,000 9,132,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
Cuiba 500 2,900 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
Cumanagoto 18,000 18,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
Curripaco 6,500 16,000 Curripaco Christianity 60.00 % 13.00 % -
Deaf 139,000 46,963,000 Venezuelan Sign Language Christianity 84.54 % -
 French 8,300 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 8,200 66,133,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
German Colonia Tovar 6,000 6,000 German, Colonia Tovar Christianity 88.00 % 0.50 % -
 Greek 6,000 10,263,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
Guajibo 21,000 49,000 Guahibo Christianity 85.00 % 7.20 % -
Inga 700 20,000 Inga Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Italian 133,000 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jamaicans 2,700 3,848,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 83.00 % 28.00 % -
Japreria 100 100 Japreria Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish Speaking 6,800 296,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Karina 30,000 30,000 Carib Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
Maco 1,100 1,100 Maco Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Macushi 500 39,000 Macushi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 18.00 % -
Mandahuaca, Bare 2,600 2,600 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Mapoyo 400 400 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Maquiritari, Mayongong 6,100 6,600 Maquiritari Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 % -
 Motilone, Bari 2,500 7,200 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 32.00 % -
Panare, Eye 4,100 4,100 Enapa Woromaipu Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
Paraujano 18,000 18,000 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
Patamona 300 5,700 Patamona Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Pemon 27,000 28,000 Pemon Christianity 60.00 % 14.00 % -
Piapoco 3,300 8,300 Piapoco Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
Piaroa 17,000 29,000 Piaroa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.30 % -
 Polish 8,200 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 180,000 17,644,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
Puinave 1,500 8,800 Puinave Christianity 60.00 % 0.70 % -
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero 200 500 Playero Christianity 50.00 % 0.05 % -
 Romanian 1,500 20,487,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 4,600 134,047,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saliba 300 2,300 Saliba Christianity 56.00 % 3.00 % -
 Sanuma, Xamatari 1,300 2,000 Sanuma Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % -
 Spaniard 82,000 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
Spanish Creole, Pidgin 137,000 137,000 Spanish Christianity 91.00 % 7.00 % -
 Turk 27,000 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 9,300 37,292,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
Venezualan 25,651,000 25,990,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 12.89 % -
 Warao 43,000 49,000 Warao Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.44 % -
Warekena 500 1,400 Guarequena Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Wayuu, Guajiro 365,000 517,000 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 8,500 11,000 Yanomamo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Yaruro, Pume 8,400 8,400 Pume Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Yuana 7,100 7,100 Yuwana Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 26.00 % -
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 9,400 13,000 Yukpa Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
Zambo, Mulatto 14,000 5,805,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
  Totals:  66 27,819,000         3 82.60 % 12.16 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 697,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 28,516,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   27,819,000 66 3 4.5 % 35,000 0.1 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 1,039.5 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 2,710.1 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 722.2 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 418.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
27,819,000
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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

MAJOR 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
0.4 %
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 27,819,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 35,000  (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 1,391,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.