Country: Panama

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

2 (6.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,521,000

Population in Unreached

13,000 (0.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

88.19%

% Evangelical

21.59%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.5%
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
 Americans, U.S. 177,000 197,948,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 8,600 6,275,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 9,000 11,593,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Syrian 8,700 20,176,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Bribri 1,300 16,000 Bribri Christianity 75.00 % 12.00 % -
 British 1,300 54,161,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Buglere, Bobota 22,000 22,000 Buglere Christianity 75.00 % 17.00 % -
 Deaf 23,000 50,266,000 Panamanian Sign Language Christianity 90.54 % -
 Embera, Northern 27,000 47,000 Embera, Northern Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 % -
 Embera-Saija 600 8,500 Epena Christianity 60.00 % 0.50 % -
 French 45,000 50,635,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 3,600 10,384,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Guna, Paya-Pucuro Guna 1,000 3,700 Kuna, Border Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Guna, San Blas Guna 98,000 98,000 Kuna, San Blas Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 36,000 79,840,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 30,000 44,249,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 1,400 44,118,000 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 % -
 Hindi, East Indian 16,000 2,758,000 Hindi Hinduism 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Italian 23,000 37,639,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jamaican 405,000 3,355,000 Jamaican English Creole Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 % -
 Japanese 2,300 119,242,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jewish, Spanish-speaking 10,000 290,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ngabe, Guaymi 318,000 322,000 Ngabere Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
 Panamanian, Black 198,000 198,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 19.00 % -
 Panamanian, Mestizo 2,606,000 9,193,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 26.15 % -
  Totals:  30 4,521,000         2 88.19 % 21.59 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 7,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 4,528,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Bocas del Toro 164,000
Chiriquí 546,000
Coclé 306,000
Colón 317,000
Darién 63,000
Emberá 13,000
Herrera 144,000
Kuna Yala 43,000
Los Santos 118,000
Ngöbe Buglé 206,000
Panamá 1,636,000
Panamá Oeste 608,000
Veraguas 297,000
Provinces:  13 4,461,000
UN Country Population 4,528,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Levantine apc 3 0 Bible Portions
Bribri bzd 1 0 New Testament
Buglere sab 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Embera, Northern emp 1 0 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Epena sja 1 0 New Testament
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jamaican English Creole jam 1 0 New Testament
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kuna, Border kvn 1 0 New Testament
Kuna, San Blas cuk 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngabere gym 1 0 New Testament
Panamanian Sign Language lsp 1 0 Translation Started
Spanish spa 6 1 Complete Bible
Teribe tfr 1 0 New Testament
Woun Meu noa 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 22 30 2   21 21 16 21 8
Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Panama. 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 Panama
  • Christian ministry in Panama
  • 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

Panama Statistics
People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 2  (6.7%)
Population 4,521,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 13,000  (0.3%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 88.2%
Percent Evangelical 21.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 68%
Continent North America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code PM
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 271,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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