Country: Venezuela

Number of People Groups

66

People Groups Unreached

3 (4.5%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

31,454,000

Population in Unreached

40,000 (0.1%)

Literacy Rate

95 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

82.5%

% Evangelical

10.22%
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, Kapon 1,100 6,900 Akawaio Christianity 75.00 % 10.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 25,000 188,908,000 English Christianity 84.00 % 28.90 %
 Arab, Lebanese 143,000 11,232,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
Arawak 1,300 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 3.00 %
 Armenian 6,900 6,319,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
Arutani Unknown Unknown Arutani Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 %
Baniwa 3,500 9,300 Baniwa Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 %
Bare 5,100 22,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.80 %
 Basque 6,100 2,847,000 Basque Christianity 88.00 % 5.00 %
 British 8,300 51,498,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
Carib, Galibi 17,000 30,000 Carib Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
 Catalonian 6,200 4,208,000 Catalan Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 %
Chaima 13,000 13,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 %
 Chinese, general 402,000 8,847,000 Spanish Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Colombian 161,000 9,337,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 7.50 %
Cuban 94,000 9,197,000 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 7,400 17,000 Curripaco Christianity 60.00 % 13.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Venezuelan Sign Language Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 French 9,500 49,530,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 9,300 64,348,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
German Colonia Tovar 6,000 6,000 German, Colonia Tovar Christianity 88.00 % 0.50 %
 Greek 6,900 10,807,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
Guajibo 24,000 51,000 Guahibo Christianity 85.00 % 7.20 %
Inga 800 25,000 Inga Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
 Italian 151,000 37,741,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Jamaicans 3,100 3,682,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 83.00 % 28.00 %
Japreria 200 200 Japreria Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
Jew, Spanish Speaking 8,200 306,000 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 8,300 8,800 Maquiritari Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 %
 Motilone, Bari 2,900 7,700 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
Ninam 400 1,000 Ninam Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
Panare, Eye 4,700 4,700 Enapa Woromaipu Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
Paraujano 21,000 21,000 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
Patamona 300 5,400 Patamona Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
Pemon 30,000 31,000 Pemon Christianity 60.00 % 14.00 %
Piapoco 3,700 9,100 Piapoco Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
Piaroa 19,000 31,000 Piaroa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.30 %
 Polish 9,400 41,878,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 205,000 17,234,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
Puinave 1,700 8,800 Puinave Christianity 60.00 % 0.70 %
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero 300 600 Playero Christianity 50.00 % 0.05 %
 Romanian 1,700 20,507,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 5,300 133,744,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Saliba 300 1,700 Saliba Christianity 56.00 % 3.00 %
 Sanuma, Xamatari 1,500 2,000 Sanuma Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 %
 Spaniard 94,000 28,626,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
Spanish Creole, Pidgin 156,000 156,000 Spanish Christianity 91.00 % 7.00 %
 Turk 31,000 58,818,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 11,000 37,924,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
Venezualans 29,147,000 29,482,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 10.70 %
 Warao 49,000 55,000 Warao Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.44 %
Warekena, Guarfekena 600 1,500 Guarequena Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Wayuu, Guajiro 415,000 632,000 Wayuu Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.50 %
 Yabarana 400 400 Yabarana Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 %
 Yanomami-Yanomamo 9,600 12,000 Yanomamo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 %
Yaruro, Pume 9,500 9,500 Pume Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Yuana 8,000 8,000 Yuwana Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 26.00 %
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 11,000 17,000 Yukpa Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 %
Zambo, Mulatto 16,000 5,639,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 %
  Totals:  66 31,454,000       3   82.55 % 10.22 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 65,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 31,519,000              
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Prayer Cards
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Akawaio ake 1 0 NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Arawak arw 1 0 Portions
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Arutani atx 1 0
Baniwa bwi 1 0 NT
Bari mot 1 0
Basque eus 1 0 Complete
Carib car 2 0 NT
Catalan cat 1 0 Complete
Cuiba cui 1 1 NT
Curripaco kpc 1 0 NT
Enapa Woromaipu pbh 1 0 NT
English eng 2 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
German, Colonia Tovar gct 1 0
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Guahibo guh 1 0 NT
Guarequena gae 1 0
Inga inb 1 0 NT
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Jamaican Creole English jam 1 0 NT
Japreria jru 1 0
Maco wpc 1 0
Macushi mbc 1 0 NT
Mandahuaca mht 1 0
Maquiritari mch 1 0 NT
Ninam shb 1 0 Portions
Patamona pbc 1 0 NT
Pemon aoc 1 0 Portions
Piapoco pio 1 0 NT
Piaroa pid 1 0 NT
Playero gob 1 0
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete
Puinave pui 1 0 NT
Pume yae 1 0 Portions
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Saliba slc 1 0
Sanuma xsu 1 0 NT
Spanish spa 13 1 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Venezuelan Sign Language vsl 1 0
Warao wba 1 0 NT
Wayuu guc 1 0 NT
Yabarana yar 1 0
Yanomamo guu 1 0 NT
Yukpa yup 1 0
Yuwana yau 1 0 Portions
Totals: 52 66 3   23 25 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 31,454,000
Population in Unreached 40,000  (0.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3 to 6
Urbanization 89%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code VE
Official National Language Spanish
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,573,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 82.5%
Percent Evangelical 10.2%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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