Country: Peru

Number of People Groups

104

People Groups Unreached

15 (14.4%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

32,903,000

Population in Unreached

209,000 (0.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

94.1%

% Evangelical

14.41%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.2%
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 *
 Achuar Jivaro 400 7,500 Achuar-Shiwiar Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % -
Afro-Peruvians 163,000 164,000 Spanish Christianity 100.00 % 7.00 % -
Aguano 200 200 Spanish Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 5.00 % -
 Aguaruna 62,000 62,000 Awajun Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.10 % -
Amahuaca, Ipitineri 400 600 Amahuaca Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
Amarakaire, Harakmbet 2,100 2,100 Amarakaeri Ethnic Religions 0.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Americans, U.S. 9,800 192,802,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amuesha, Lorenzo 8,600 8,600 Yanesha Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 0.80 % -
 Apurucayali Asheninka 5,000 5,000 Ajyininka Apurucayali Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
Arabela, Chiripunu 400 400 Arabela Christianity 60.00 % 0.60 % -
 Ashaninka 41,000 41,000 Ashaninka Christianity 65.00 % 1.50 % -
 Asheninka, Pajonal 15,000 15,000 Asheninka, Pajonal Ethnic Religions 0.74 % 0.70 % 1
 Asheninka, Perene 6,800 6,800 Asheninka, Perene Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
 Asheninka, Pichis 15,000 16,000 Asheninka, Pichis Ethnic Religions 9.70 % 8.70 % -
 Asheninka, South Ucayali 17,000 17,000 Asheninka, South Ucayali Ethnic Religions 1.60 % 1.40 % 1
 Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua 8,700 9,700 Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua Ethnic Religions 2.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Aymara, Central 512,000 1,733,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 % -
Aymara, Southern 247,000 247,000 Aymara, Southern Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 % -
 Bora 800 3,800 Bora Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.30 % -
 British 5,300 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Candoshi, Shapra 3,500 3,500 Kandozi-Chapra Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.20 % -
Capanahua 500 500 Capanahua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.30 % -
Caquinte 400 400 Caquinte Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 % -
Chamicura 100 100 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 0.50 % -
 Chayahuita 21,000 21,000 Shawi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.40 % -
 Chilean 98,000 17,388,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 18.00 % -
Cujareno, Mashco Piro 300 300 Mashco Piro Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 165,000 47,601,000 Peruvian Sign Language Christianity 95.45 % -
Ese Ejja, Huarayo 1,300 2,100 Ese Ejja Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.60 % -
 German 6,400 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 6,500 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 143,000 79,700,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
Huachipaire, Wacipaire 2,100 2,100 Huachipaeri Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 7.00 % -
Injerto, Asian / Peruvians 13,000 13,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Iquito, Amacacore 500 500 Iquitu Ethnic Religions 1.90 % 1.80 % 1
Isconahua 100 100 Shipibo-Conibo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Japanese 155,000 122,906,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 3
Jaqaru 2,500 2,500 Jaqaru Christianity 80.00 % 0.20 % -
 Jebero 2,900 2,900 Jebero Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 2,000 299,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kakataibo 2,200 2,200 Kakataibo-Kashibo Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kambeba, Omagua 600 2,200 Spanish Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kaxinawa, Cashinahua 1,600 9,400 Kashinawa Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.20 % -
 Kokama 17,000 28,000 Kukama-Kukamiria Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.60 % -
 Kulina, Madija 500 4,400 Kulina Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 11.00 % -
 Matses 5,300 6,200 Matses Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Matsigenka, Manaries 23,000 23,000 Matsigenka Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
Muinane Huitoto 1,300 1,900 Witoto, Nipode Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 0.80 % -
Mulatto 64,000 64,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Nanti 300 300 Nanti Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nomatsiguenga 9,200 9,200 Nomatsigenga Christianity 60.00 % 2.50 % -
Ocaina 200 600 Ocaina Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 % -
 Orejon, Koto 300 300 Maijuna Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 % -
 Peruvian 24,295,000 25,268,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 18.37 % -
Pisabo 700 700 Pisabo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Quechua, Ambo-Pasco 118,000 118,000 Quechua, Ambo-Pasco Christianity 95.00 % 2.40 % -
 Quechua, Apurimac 245,000 245,000 Quechua, Eastern Apurimac Christianity 94.00 % 0.50 % -
Quechua, Arequipa 41,000 41,000 Quechua, Arequipa-La Union Christianity 93.00 % 0.50 % -
 Quechua, Ayacucho 1,137,000 1,137,000 Quechua, Ayacucho Christianity 93.00 % 3.94 % -
 Quechua, Cajamarca 38,000 38,000 Quechua, Cajamarca Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
Quechua, Cerro de Pasco 14,000 14,000 Quechua, Santa Ana de Tusi Pasco Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Quechua, Chachapoyas 8,500 8,500 Quechua, Chachapoyas Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
Quechua, Chincha 7,600 7,600 Quechua, Chincha Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Quechua, Chiquian Ancash 13,000 13,000 Quechua, Chiquian Christianity 95.00 % 1.40 % -
Quechua, Corongo Ancash 5,100 5,100 Quechua, Corongo Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 0.40 % -
 Quechua, Cuzco 2,317,000 2,317,000 Quechua, Cusco Christianity 97.00 % 3.94 % -
Quechua, Huallaga 57,000 57,000 Quechua, Huallaga Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
Quechua, Huamalies 92,000 92,000 Quechua, Huamalies-Dos de Mayo Huanuco Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Quechua, Huaylas Ancash 421,000 421,000 Quechua, Huaylas Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 1.20 % -
 Quechua, Jauja Huancayo 97,000 97,000 Quechua, Jauja Wanca Christianity 92.00 % 2.00 % -
 Quechua, Lambayeque 26,000 26,000 Quechua, Lambayeque Christianity 91.00 % 3.00 % -
 Quechua, Margos Chaulan 142,000 142,000 Quechua, Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha Christianity 86.00 % 3.00 % -
Quechua, North Junin 79,000 79,000 Quechua, North Junin Christianity 90.00 % 0.90 % -
Quechua, North Lima 8,800 8,800 Quechua, Cajatambo North Lima Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash 306,000 306,000 Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Quechua, Pacaroas 1,500 1,500 Quechua, Pacaraos Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 % -
 Quechua, Pachitea 61,000 61,000 Quechua, Panao Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Quechua, Pasco-Yanahuanca 48,000 48,000 Quechua, Chaupihuaranga Christianity 91.00 % 0.60 % -
 Quechua, Puno 613,000 613,000 Quechua, Puno Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 % -
 Quechua, San Martin 56,000 56,000 Quechua, San Martin Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Quechua, Sihuas Ancash 8,000 8,000 Quechua, Sihuas Ancash Christianity 95.00 % 2.60 % -
 Quechua, Southern Conchucos Ancash 326,000 326,000 Quechua, Southern Conchucos Christianity 95.00 % 0.60 % -
 Quechua, Southern Huancayo 306,000 306,000 Quechua, Huaylla Wanca Christianity 92.00 % 0.80 % -
Quechua, Southern Pastaza 2,000 2,000 Quechua, Southern Pastaza Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Quechua, Yauyos 7,800 7,800 Quechua, Yauyos Christianity 91.00 % 0.80 % -
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 11,000 32,000 Quichua, Napo Christianity 99.00 % 3.00 % -
 Quichua, Northern Pastaza 2,300 12,000 Quichua, Northern Pastaza Christianity 99.00 % 2.00 % -
Romani, Calo 9,800 930,000 Calo Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Russian 1,600 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Secoya, Angotero 900 1,400 Secoya Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.00 % -
 Sharanahua 600 1,100 Sharanahua Christianity 70.00 % 10.00 % -
 Shipibol 31,000 31,000 Shipibo-Conibo Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
Spanish, Loreto-Ucayali 3,300 3,300 Spanish, Charapa Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 % -
 Ticuna 10,000 63,000 Ticuna Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Uitoto, Murui Huitoto 100 12,000 Witoto, Murui Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 % -
 Urarina, Shimacu 3,700 3,700 Urarina Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 1.40 % -
 Wampis 12,000 12,000 Wampis Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.00 % -
 Yagua 7,600 8,600 Yagua Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
 Yaminahua 900 2,400 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.70 % 1
Yaminahua, Chitonajuas 300 300 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yaminawa, Arara 400 400 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Yine 5,200 5,200 Yine Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 7.00 % -
 Yora, Manu Park Panoan 200 200 Yora Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
Zambo, Mulatto 33,000 5,869,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
  Totals:  104 32,903,000         15 94.06 % 14.41 % 17 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 69,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 32,972,000                

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Provinces Estimated
Population
Amazonas 443,000
Ancash 1,253,000
Apurímac 476,000
Arequipa 1,358,000
Ayacucho 721,000
Cajamarca 1,636,000
Callao 1,034,000
Cusco 1,380,000
Huancavelica 536,000
Huánuco 898,000
Ica 839,000
Junín 1,444,000
La Libertad 1,906,000
Lambayeque 1,312,000
Lima 989,000
Lima Province 8,966,000
Loreto 1,052,000
Madre de Dios 130,000
Moquegua 191,000
Pasco 330,000
Piura 1,976,000
Puno 1,495,000
San Martín 859,000
Tacna 341,000
Tumbes 236,000
Ucayali 509,000
Provinces:  26 32,310,000
UN Country Population 32,972,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 874.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 2,328.0 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 625.3 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 348.1 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
32,903,000



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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
Achuar-Shiwiar acu 1 0 New Testament
Ajyininka Apurucayali cpc 1 0 New Testament
Amahuaca amc 1 1 Bible Portions
Amarakaeri amr 1 1 New Testament
Arabela arl 1 0 New Testament
Ashaninka cni 1 0 New Testament
Asheninka, Pajonal cjo 1 1 New Testament
Asheninka, Perene prq 1 0 New Testament
Asheninka, Pichis cpu 1 0 New Testament
Asheninka, South Ucayali cpy 1 1 New Testament
Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua cpb 1 1 New Testament
Awajun agr 1 0 Complete Bible
Aymara, Central ayr 1 0 Complete Bible
Aymara, Southern ayc 1 0 Translation Started
Bora boa 1 0 New Testament
Calo rmq 1 0 Bible Portions
Capanahua kaq 1 0 New Testament
Caquinte cot 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Ese Ejja ese 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Huachipaeri hug 1 0 Bible Portions
Iquitu iqu 1 1 Bible Portions
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Jaqaru jqr 1 0 Unspecified
Jebero jeb 1 0 Bible Portions
Kakataibo-Kashibo cbr 1 0 New Testament
Kandozi-Chapra cbu 1 0 New Testament
Kashinawa cbs 1 0 New Testament
Kukama-Kukamiria cod 1 0 Bible Portions
Kulina cul 1 0 New Testament
Maijuna ore 1 0 Bible Portions
Mashco Piro cuj 1 1 Translation Needed
Matses mcf 1 1 New Testament
Matsigenka mcb 1 0 New Testament
Nanti cox 1 1 Bible Portions
Nomatsigenga not 1 0 New Testament
Ocaina oca 1 0 Bible Portions
Peruvian Sign Language prl 1 0 Translation Started
Pisabo pig 1 1 Translation Needed
Quechua, Ambo-Pasco qva 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Arequipa-La Union qxu 1 0 Bible Portions
Quechua, Ayacucho quy 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Cajamarca qvc 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Cajatambo North Lima qvl 1 0 Unspecified
Quechua, Chachapoyas quk 1 0 Translation Needed
Quechua, Chaupihuaranga qur 1 0 Translation Started
Quechua, Chincha qxc 1 0 Unspecified
Quechua, Chiquian qxa 1 0 Unspecified
Quechua, Corongo Ancash qwa 1 0 Bible Portions
Quechua, Cusco quz 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Eastern Apurimac qve 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Huallaga qub 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Huamalies-Dos de Mayo Huanuco qvh 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Huaylas Ancash qwh 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Huaylla Wanca qvw 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Jauja Wanca qxw 1 0 Translation Needed
Quechua, Lambayeque quf 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Margos-Yarowilca-Lauricocha qvm 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, North Junin qvn 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash qxn 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Pacaraos qvp 1 0 Unspecified
Quechua, Panao qxh 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Puno qxp 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, San Martin qvs 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Santa Ana de Tusi Pasco qxt 1 0 Translation Started
Quechua, Sihuas Ancash qws 1 0 Bible Portions
Quechua, Southern Conchucos qxo 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, Southern Pastaza qup 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, Yauyos qux 1 0 Unspecified
Quichua, Napo qvo 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Northern Pastaza qvz 1 0 New Testament
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Secoya sey 1 0 New Testament
Sharanahua mcd 1 0 New Testament
Shawi cbt 1 0 New Testament
Shipibo-Conibo shp 2 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 10 1 Complete Bible
Spanish, Charapa spq 1 0 Translation Needed
Ticuna tca 1 0 Complete Bible
Urarina ura 1 0 New Testament
Wampis hub 1 0 New Testament
Witoto, Murui huu 1 0 New Testament
Witoto, Nipode hux 1 0 Bible Portions
Yagua yad 1 0 New Testament
Yaminahua yaa 3 2 New Testament
Yanesha ame 1 0 New Testament
Yine pib 1 0 New Testament
Yora mts 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 91 104 15   59 55 44 60 7

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.4 %)
94.1 %
Ethnic Religions
2.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
7.4 %
Roman Catholic
86.6 %
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.

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Peru Statistics
People Groups 104
Unreached People Groups 15  (14.4%)
Population 32,903,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 209,000  (0.6%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 94.1%
Percent Evangelical 14.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 17
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 78%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code PE
Official Language(s) SpanishQuechua, South Bolivian
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,974,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

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