Country: Nicaragua

Number of People Groups

18

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,478,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

96.3%

% Evangelical

42.95%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afro-Nicaraguan 273,000 273,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 18.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 6,800 191,655,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amerindian, Detribalized 22,000 15,612,000 Spanish Christianity 88.00 % 3.50 % -
 Arab 700 409,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 1.00 % -
 Black Carib, Garifuna 3,500 145,000 Garifuna Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Deaf 49,000 46,963,000 Nicaraguan Sign Language Christianity 97.32 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 14,000 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 5.70 % -
 Matagalpa 18,000 18,000 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
 Miskito 146,000 231,000 Miskito Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
Monimbo, Mangue 21,000 21,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
Nicaraguan, Creole 21,000 21,000 Nicaragua Creole English Christianity 92.00 % 10.00 % -
 Nicaraguan, Mestizo 5,860,000 6,427,000 Spanish Christianity 97.00 % 46.55 % -
Rama 5,100 5,100 Nicaragua Creole English Christianity 85.00 % 1.50 % -
 Romani, Vlax 14,000 1,132,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Spaniard 1,400 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 % -
Subtiaba 12,000 12,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Sumu 11,000 20,000 Mayangna Christianity 85.00 % 1.40 % -
Ulwa 800 800 Ulwa Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
  Totals:  18 6,478,000       0   96.26 % 42.95 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 68,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 6,546,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   6,478,000 18 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 4,463.9 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 11,638.3 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 3,101.6 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 1,795.1 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
6,478,000
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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Garifuna cab 1 0 Complete Bible
Mayangna yan 1 0 Complete Bible
Miskito miq 1 0 Complete Bible
Nicaragua Creole English bzk 2 0 Unspecified
Nicaraguan Sign Language ncs 1 0 Translation Needed
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 7 0 Complete Bible
Ulwa ulw 1 0 Translation Needed
Totals: 11 18 0   7 6 6 9 3

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 43.0 %)
96.3 %
Ethnic Religions
1.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
17.5 %
Roman Catholic
69.7 %
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 Nicaragua. 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 Nicaragua
  • Christian ministry in Nicaragua
  • 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 Nicaragua 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.

Nicaragua Statistics
People Groups 18
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 6,478,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 96.3%
Percent Evangelical 43.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.5%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 59%
Continent North America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code NU
Official Language(s) SpanishEnglish
Literacy Rate 78%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,425,000
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.