Country: Bolivia

Number of People Groups

48

People Groups Unreached

2 (4.2%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

11,620,000

Population in Unreached

2,900 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

92.4%

% Evangelical

19.34%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.6%
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-Bolivian 131,000 132,000 Spanish Christianity 98.50 % 12.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 3,300 192,802,000 English Christianity 84.50 % 35.00 % -
 Araona 200 200 Araona Christianity 65.00 % 35.00 % -
 Aymara 1,095,000 1,733,000 Aymara, Central Christianity 94.00 % 30.57 % -
Ayore 2,200 5,100 Ayoreo Christianity 55.00 % 20.00 % -
Baure 1,000 1,000 Baure Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Bolivian, Mestizo 7,619,000 7,930,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 19.27 % -
 British 500 53,901,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 6.00 % -
Canichana 1,600 1,600 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Cavinena 1,700 1,700 Cavinena Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 1.00 % -
Cayubaba 800 800 Spanish Christianity 81.00 % 1.00 % -
 Chacobo 500 500 Chacobo Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
 Chinese, general 7,200 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 25.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chipaya 2,200 2,200 Chipaya Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % -
Chiquitano 49,000 50,000 Chiquitano Ethnic Religions 38.00 % 3.00 % -
 Deaf 88,000 47,601,000 Bolivian Sign Language Christianity 90.97 % -
Ese Ejja, Huarayo 800 2,100 Ese Ejja Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 % -
 German 237,000 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 7.00 % -
 Greek 3,800 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 % -
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 129,000 156,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 56.00 % 35.00 % -
 Guarani, Western Bolivian 9,000 9,000 Guarani, Western Bolivian Christianity 75.00 % 20.00 % -
 Guarayu 12,000 12,000 Guarayu Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
 Ignaciano, Moxos 2,100 2,100 Ignaciano Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 % -
Itene Unknown Unknown Itene Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
Itonama 3,300 3,300 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 16.00 % -
 Japanese 20,000 122,906,000 Japanese Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 500 299,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
Latin American Branco 11,000 17,000 Portuguese Christianity 99.00 % 16.00 % -
Leco 4,300 4,300 Leco Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 6.00 % -
Manchineri Unknown 1,000 Machinere Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 % -
 Mennonites 75,000 482,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 100.00 % 3.50 % -
Movima 13,000 13,000 Movima Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 % -
 Okinawan, Ryukyuan 2,400 985,000 Okinawan, Central Buddhism 1.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Quechua, North Bolivian 263,000 263,000 Quechua, North Bolivian Christianity 90.50 % 14.00 % -
 Quechua, South Bolivian 1,766,000 1,863,000 Quechua, South Bolivian Christianity 94.00 % 17.94 % -
Reyesano 5,100 5,100 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Siriono 1,000 1,000 Siriono Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Tacana 7,000 7,000 Tacana Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 2.00 % -
Tapiete Unknown 3,200 Nandeva Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Toromono 300 300 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
 Trinitario 34,000 34,000 Trinitario Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
 Tsimane 11,000 11,000 Tsimane Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 % -
Uru 700 700 Aymara, Central Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Weenhayek, Wichi Lhames Nocten 2,100 48,000 Wichi Lhamtes Nocten Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
Wichi, Pilcomayo Mataco 1,500 46,000 Wichi Lhamtes Guisnay Christianity 65.00 % 22.00 % -
 Yaminahua, Acre 100 2,400 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Yuqui 200 200 Yuqui Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % -
 Yuracare 3,300 3,300 Yuracare Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 10.00 % -
  Totals:  48 11,620,000         2 92.44 % 19.34 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 53,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 11,673,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Chuquisaca 657,000
Cochabamba 2,006,000
El Beni 480,000
La Paz 3,088,000
Oruro 564,000
Pando 126,000
Potosí 940,000
Santa Cruz 3,029,000
Tarija 550,000
Provinces:  9 11,440,000
UN Country Population 11,673,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 2,476.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 6,591.9 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 1,770.5 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 985.6 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
11,620,000



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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
Araona aro 1 0 Bible Portions
Aymara, Central ayr 2 0 Complete Bible
Ayoreo ayo 1 0 New Testament
Baure brg 1 0 Bible Portions
Bolivian Sign Language bvl 1 0 Translation Started
Cavinena cav 1 0 New Testament
Chacobo cao 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chipaya cap 1 0 New Testament
Chiquitano cax 1 0 New Testament
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
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian gui 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Western Bolivian gnw 1 0 New Testament
Guarayu gyr 1 0 New Testament
Ignaciano ign 1 0 New Testament
Itene ite 1 0 Unspecified
Japanese jpn 1 0 Complete Bible
Leco lec 1 0 Unspecified
Machinere mpd 1 0 New Testament
Movima mzp 1 0 Bible Portions
Nandeva tpj 1 0 Bible Portions
Okinawan, Central ryu 1 1 Bible Portions
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Quechua, North Bolivian qul 1 0 New Testament
Quechua, South Bolivian quh 1 0 Complete Bible
Siriono srq 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 8 1 Complete Bible
Tacana tna 1 0 New Testament
Trinitario trn 1 0 New Testament
Tsimane cas 1 0 New Testament
Wichi Lhamtes Guisnay mzh 1 0 Complete Bible
Wichi Lhamtes Nocten mtp 1 0 New Testament
Yaminahua yaa 1 0 New Testament
Yuqui yuq 1 0 Bible Portions
Yuracare yuz 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 39 48 2   25 25 20 37 8

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.3 %)
92.4 %
Ethnic Religions
1.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
2.9 %
Other / Small Religions
3.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
7.2 %
Protestant
11.6 %
Roman Catholic
76.4 %
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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Bolivia Statistics
People Groups 48
Unreached People Groups 2  (4.2%)
Population 11,620,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 2,900  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 92.4%
Percent Evangelical 19.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 69%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code BL
Official Language(s) SpanishAymara, Central
Literacy Rate 93%
Estimated Illiterate Population 813,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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