Country: Belize

Number of People Groups

14

People Groups Unreached

2 (14.3%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

377,000

Population in Unreached

4,800 (1.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

85.7%

% Evangelical

23.34%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.8%
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 *
 Belize Creole 76,000 138,000 Belize Kriol English Christianity 71.00 % 23.24 % -
 Black Carib, Garifuna 17,000 145,000 Garifuna Christianity 91.23 % 10.10 % -
 British 2,900 53,901,000 English Christianity 69.00 % 6.00 % -
 Chinese, general 11,000 15,716,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 11.00 % 4.50 % -
 Deaf 2,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Christianity 83.94 % -
Guatemalan White 3,400 10,990,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
Guatemalan, Mestizo 204,000 204,000 Spanish Christianity 97.00 % 29.69 % -
 Jew, English-speaking 3,500 6,251,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.09 % 0.06 % 1
 Kekchi 20,000 1,050,000 Q'eqchi' Christianity 98.00 % 14.00 % -
Maya, Mopan 13,000 17,000 Maya, Mopan Christianity 93.00 % 19.00 % -
 Maya, Yucatan 2,600 900,000 Maya, Yucatec Christianity 94.00 % 13.00 % -
Mennonites 13,000 482,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 95.00 % 20.00 % -
 Sindhi 1,200 126,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, general 7,900 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 22.00 % 7.00 % -
  Totals:  14 377,000         2 85.74 % 23.34 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 21,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 398,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Belize 118,000
Cayo 94,000
Corozal 47,000
Orange Walk 51,000
Stann Creek 43,000
Toledo 37,000
Provinces:  6 390,000
UN Country Population 398,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 76,317.8 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 203,176.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 54,569.8 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 30,376.9 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
377,000



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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
Belize Kriol English bzj 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 1 Complete Bible
Garifuna cab 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Maya, Mopan mop 1 0 New Testament
Maya, Yucatec yua 1 0 Complete Bible
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Q'eqchi' kek 1 0 Complete Bible
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 2 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 12 14 2   11 11 9 10 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 23.3 %)
85.7 %
Ethnic Religions
2.1 %
Hinduism
0.9 %
Islam
0.7 %
Non-Religious
8.3 %
Other / Small Religions
1.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
5.0 %
Independent
3.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.2 %
Protestant
20.9 %
Roman Catholic
65.2 %
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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Belize Statistics
People Groups 14
Unreached People Groups 2  (14.3%)
Population 377,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 4,800  (1.3%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 85.7%
Percent Evangelical 23.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.8%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 46%
Continent North America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code BH
Official Language(s) EnglishSpanish
Literacy Rate 89%
Estimated Illiterate Population 41,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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