Country: Uruguay

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

1 (2.9%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

3,454,000

Population in Unreached

17,000 (0.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

66.7%

% Evangelical

7.27%

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 *
 Afro-Uruguayan 69,000 71,000 Spanish Christianity 91.00 % 6.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 2,100 192,802,000 English Christianity 83.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amerindian, Detribalized 15,000 15,776,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Argentinian, White 31,000 35,892,000 Spanish Christianity 89.00 % 9.10 % -
 Armenian 15,000 6,637,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Assyrian 3,500 850,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
 Basque 10,000 2,858,000 Basque Christianity 91.00 % 0.50 % -
 Brazilian, Mestizo 10,000 82,554,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.00 % -
Brazilian, White 21,000 96,932,000 Portuguese Christianity 93.00 % 26.00 % -
 British 700 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bulgarian 1,700 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chilean 3,400 17,388,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 18.00 % -
 Croat 3,400 5,299,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 5,200 10,906,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
Deaf 17,000 47,601,000 Uruguayan Sign Language Christianity 64.69 % -
 Eurasian 2,100 1,737,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 French 20,000 50,319,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Galician 41,000 3,229,000 Galician Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 % -
 German 40,000 66,308,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 14,000 10,234,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,100 881,849,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hungarian 1,000 11,499,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
 Italian 79,000 38,270,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 17,000 299,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mennonites 2,000 482,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 95.00 % 40.00 % -
 Polish 3,500 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 28,000 17,755,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 2.50 % -
 Russian 14,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 73.00 % 1.20 % -
 Serb 5,200 9,999,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Slovak 3,500 5,152,000 Slovak Christianity 93.00 % 1.20 % -
 Spaniard 31,000 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ukrainian 2,200 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
Uruguayan, Mestizo 86,000 86,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 6.20 % -
 Uruguayan, White 2,603,000 2,829,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 8.01 % -
Zambo, Mulatto 248,000 5,869,000 Spanish Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
  Totals:  35 3,454,000         1 66.75 % 7.27 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 20,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 3,474,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Artigas 76,000
Canelones 539,000
Cerro Largo 88,000
Colonia 127,000
Durazno 59,000
Flores 26,000
Florida 69,000
Lavalleja 61,000
Maldonado 170,000
Montevideo 1,367,000
Paysandú 117,000
Río Negro 57,000
Rivera 107,000
Rocha 70,000
Salto 130,000
San José 112,000
Soriano 86,000
Tacuarembó 93,000
Treinta y Tres 50,000
Provinces:  19 3,404,000
UN Country Population 3,474,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 8,330.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 22,176.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 5,956.2 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 3,315.6 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
3,454,000



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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
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Basque eus 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Galician glg 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 3 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 10 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Uruguayan Sign Language ugy 1 0 Translation Started
Totals: 23 35 1   21 19 22 22 19

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.3 %)
66.7 %
Ethnic Religions
7.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
25.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
6.3 %
Orthodox
3.7 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
7.9 %
Roman Catholic
80.3 %
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.

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Uruguay Statistics
People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 1  (2.9%)
Population 3,454,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.4%
Population in Unreached 17,000  (0.5%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 66.7%
Percent Evangelical 7.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 95%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code UY
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 35,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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