Country: Colombia

Number of People Groups

122

People Groups Unreached

12 (9.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

50,796,000

Population in Unreached

50,000 (0.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

93.5%

% Evangelical

10.72%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.0%
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 *
 Achagua 1,000 1,000 Achagua Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
Ambalo 2,800 2,800 Spanish Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 5.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 20,000 192,802,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 35.00 % -
 Amerindian, Detribalized 825,000 15,776,000 Spanish Christianity 60.00 % 34.00 % -
 Amorua, Wipiwe 200 200 Guahibo Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Andoque 800 800 Andoque Christianity 60.00 % 10.00 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 13,000 10,854,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Syro-Lebanese 25,000 106,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 0.20 % -
Bara, Waimaha 1,000 1,000 Waimaha Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Barasano, Southern 900 900 Barasana-Eduria Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bare 600 13,000 Nhengatu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % -
Betoye 900 900 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bora 1,100 3,800 Bora Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 % -
 British 3,900 53,901,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Canamomo 28,000 28,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
Carabayo, Macusa 200 200 Carabayo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Carapana 500 600 Carapana Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 % -
Carijona 500 500 Spanish Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.80 % -
 Chibcha 13,000 13,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
Chimila 1,700 1,700 Chimila Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chinese, general 11,000 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
Chiricoa Unknown Unknown Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Colombian, Mestizo 33,680,000 35,000,000 Spanish Christianity 96.30 % 10.81 % -
 Colombian, White 9,410,000 9,612,000 Spanish Christianity 96.30 % 9.59 % -
 Coreguaje 3,300 3,300 Koreguaje Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 14.00 % -
Creole Islander 29,000 29,000 Islander Creole English Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 % -
 Cubeo 6,800 7,400 Cubeo Christianity 80.00 % 40.00 % -
Cuiba 900 1,300 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 % -
Curripaco 12,000 20,000 Curripaco Christianity 60.00 % 25.00 % -
 Deaf 254,000 47,601,000 Colombian Sign Language Christianity 94.42 % -
Desano 3,600 5,900 Desano Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Dujo 100 100 Spanish Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 % -
Eduria 100 100 Barasana-Eduria Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 % -
 Embera, Northern 19,000 45,000 Embera, Northern Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 11.00 % -
 Embera-Baudo 6,600 6,600 Embera-Baudo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Embera-Catio, Katio 48,000 48,000 Embera-Catio Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.50 % -
 Embera-Chami 5,900 5,900 Embera-Chami Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.50 % -
Embera-Saija 7,100 8,200 Epena Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.50 % -
Embera-Tado 1,100 1,100 Embera-Tado Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 % -
Epera Unknown 600 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 French 5,500 50,524,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 % -
 German 4,500 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 % -
Guajibo 52,000 73,000 Guahibo Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 % -
Guambiano 40,000 40,000 Guambiano Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
Guanaca 800 800 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Guayabero 3,000 3,000 Guayabero Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 % -
 Guna, Paya-Pucuro Guna 2,600 3,600 Kuna, Border Christianity 70.00 % 36.00 % -
 Hupda 200 2,100 Hupde Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ica, Arhuaco 35,000 35,000 Arhuaco Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.80 % -
Inga 20,000 21,000 Inga Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
 Jamaicans 5,000 3,621,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 94.40 % 8.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 2,400 299,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jungle Inga, Mocoa 13,000 13,000 Inga, Jungle Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
Kamentsa 7,500 7,500 Camsa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 3.70 % -
Kankuamo 4,100 4,100 Spanish Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
Kawiyari 1,000 1,000 Cabiyari Christianity 80.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kofan 1,800 3,200 Cofan Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kogi 20,000 20,000 Kogi Ethnic Religions 1.60 % 1.60 % 1
 Kokama, Cocama-Cocamilla 3,200 28,000 Kukama-Kukamiria Christianity 81.00 % 0.50 % -
Macaguan, Agualinda Guajibo 500 500 Macaguan Christianity 50.00 % 13.00 % -
 Macu 200 200 Cacua Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
 Makuna, Jepa-Matsi 1,800 1,800 Macuna Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
Masiguare 500 500 Cuiba Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
Matapi 1,600 1,600 Yucuna Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 % -
 Meneca Huitoto 2,400 2,400 Witoto, Minika Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
Mirana 800 800 Bora Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Motilone, Bari 3,000 6,500 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
Muinane 2,100 2,100 Muinane Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 % -
Muinane Huitoto 600 1,900 Witoto, Nipode Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
Nonuya 300 300 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nukak 700 700 Nukak Maku Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 12.30 % -
Ocaina 400 600 Ocaina Christianity 79.00 % 1.00 % -
 Paez 243,000 243,000 Paez Christianity 65.00 % 38.00 % -
Palenquero 3,500 3,500 Palenquero Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
Passe Unknown Unknown Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasto, Quillasinga 75,000 75,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
Piapoco 15,000 18,000 Piapoco Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 38.00 % -
Piaroa 1,100 18,000 Piaroa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 11.00 % -
Pijao, Coyaima 52,000 52,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Pira-Tapuia 1,100 2,300 Piratapuyo Christianity 60.00 % 10.00 % -
Pisamira Unknown Unknown Spanish Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
Puinave 9,000 11,000 Puinave Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
Quaiquer 45,000 47,000 Awa-Cuaiquer Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % -
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 3,700 32,000 Quichua, Napo Christianity 90.00 % 11.00 % -
Retuara 700 700 Tanimuca-Retuara Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.30 % -
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero 300 500 Playero Christianity 50.00 % 0.05 % -
Romani, Calo 5,000 930,000 Calo Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 5,100 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
Saliba 4,800 5,100 Saliba Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 % -
 Senu, Zenu 37,000 37,000 Spanish Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
Siona 2,600 3,200 Siona Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 % -
 Siriano 1,700 1,800 Siriano Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
Siripu Unknown Unknown Cuiba Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Spaniard 15,000 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 % -
Tama 600 600 Spanish Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Tanimuca 700 700 Tanimuca-Retuara Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.80 % -
Tariano 200 2,300 Tariana Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 0.50 % -
Tatuyo 300 300 Tatuyo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
 Ticuna 14,000 63,000 Ticuna Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Totoro 3,600 3,600 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Tukano, Tariano 4,400 11,000 Tucano Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Tule 1,300 1,300 Spanish Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
Tunebo, Angosturas 100 100 Spanish Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 % -
Tunebo, Central 3,600 3,600 Tunebo, Central Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Tunebo, Eastern 3,600 3,600 Tunebo, Barro Negro Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.00 % -
Tunebo, Western 3,600 3,600 Tunebo, Western Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
Tuyuka 1,500 2,500 Tuyuca Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
 Uitoto, Murui Huitoto 12,000 12,000 Witoto, Murui Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 % -
Wanano, Guanano 3,300 3,900 Wanano Christianity 70.00 % 16.00 % -
 Wayuu, Guajiro 380,000 744,000 Wayuu Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
 Wiwa, Malayo 18,000 18,000 Malayo Ethnic Religions 2.10 % 0.40 % 1
 Wounaan 15,000 24,000 Woun Meu Christianity 65.00 % 0.40 % -
 Yagua 1,000 8,600 Yagua Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
Yahuna 100 100 Macuna Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
Yanacona, Mitamae 23,000 23,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % -
Yaruro, Pume 200 8,600 Pume Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 4.00 % -
Yauna 200 200 Macuna Christianity 50.00 % 3.00 % -
Yucuna 1,600 1,600 Yucuna Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 % -
 Yukpa, Northern Motilon 1,800 12,000 Yukpa Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
Yukpa-Coyaima 1,800 1,800 Yukpa Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 % -
Yuruti 1,200 1,200 Wajiara Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Zambo, Afro-Colombian 5,103,000 5,869,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 8.38 % -
  Totals:  122 50,796,000         12 93.54 % 10.72 % 12 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 87,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 50,883,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Amazonas 80,000
Antioquia 6,621,000
Arauca 271,000
Atlántico 2,620,000
Bogota, D.C. 7,659,000
Bolívar 2,139,000
Boyacá 1,258,000
Caldas 1,031,000
Caquetá 415,000
Casanare 435,000
Cauca 1,513,000
Cesar 1,240,000
Chocó 553,000
Córdoba 1,845,000
Cundinamarca 3,016,000
Guainía 50,000
Guaviare 86,000
Huila 1,138,000
La Guajira 910,000
Magdalena 1,387,000
Meta 1,074,000
Nariño 1,685,000
Norte de Santander 1,542,000
Putumayo 360,000
Quindío 558,000
Risaralda 974,000
San Andrés y Providencia 62,000
Santander 2,257,000
Sucre 935,000
Tolima 1,374,000
Valle del Cauca 4,625,000
Vaupés 42,000
Vichada 112,000
Provinces:  33 49,867,000
UN Country Population 50,883,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 566.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 1,507.9 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 405.0 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 225.5 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
50,796,000



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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
Achagua aca 1 0 New Testament
Andoque ano 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 2 0 Bible Portions
Arhuaco arh 1 0 Bible Portions
Awa-Cuaiquer kwi 1 0 New Testament
Barasana-Eduria bsn 2 1 New Testament
Bari mot 1 0 Translation Needed
Bora boa 2 0 New Testament
Cabiyari cbb 1 0 Unspecified
Cacua cbv 1 0 New Testament
Calo rmq 1 0 Bible Portions
Camsa kbh 1 0 New Testament
Carabayo cby 1 1 Translation Needed
Carapana cbc 1 0 New Testament
Chimila cbg 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Cofan con 1 0 New Testament
Colombian Sign Language csn 1 0 Bible Portions
Cubeo cub 1 0 New Testament
Cuiba cui 4 1 New Testament
Curripaco kpc 1 0 New Testament
Desano des 1 0 New Testament
Embera, Northern emp 1 0 New Testament
Embera-Baudo bdc 1 1 Translation Needed
Embera-Catio cto 1 0 Bible Portions
Embera-Chami cmi 1 0 Bible Portions
Embera-Tado tdc 1 0 Bible Portions
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Epena sja 1 0 New Testament
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Guahibo guh 2 0 New Testament
Guambiano gum 1 0 New Testament
Guayabero guo 1 0 New Testament
Hupde jup 1 1 Translation Needed
Inga inb 1 0 New Testament
Inga, Jungle inj 1 0 Translation Needed
Islander Creole English icr 1 0 New Testament
Jamaican Creole English jam 1 0 New Testament
Kogi kog 1 1 New Testament
Koreguaje coe 1 0 New Testament
Kukama-Kukamiria cod 1 0 Bible Portions
Kuna, Border kvn 1 0 New Testament
Macaguan mbn 1 0 Translation Needed
Macuna myy 3 0 New Testament
Malayo mbp 1 1 Translation Started
Muinane bmr 1 0 New Testament
Nhengatu yrl 1 0 New Testament
Nukak Maku mbr 1 0 Translation Started
Ocaina oca 1 0 Bible Portions
Paez pbb 1 0 New Testament
Palenquero pln 1 0 Unspecified
Piapoco pio 1 0 New Testament
Piaroa pid 1 0 New Testament
Piratapuyo pir 1 0 New Testament
Playero gob 1 0 Unspecified
Puinave pui 1 0 New Testament
Pume yae 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Napo qvo 1 0 New Testament
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Saliba slc 1 0 Unspecified
Siona snn 1 0 New Testament
Siriano sri 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 26 4 Complete Bible
Tanimuca-Retuara tnc 2 0 Bible Portions
Tariana tae 1 0 Unspecified
Tatuyo tav 1 0 New Testament
Ticuna tca 1 0 Complete Bible
Tucano tuo 1 0 New Testament
Tunebo, Barro Negro tbn 1 0 Translation Needed
Tunebo, Central tuf 1 0 New Testament
Tunebo, Western tnb 1 0 Translation Needed
Tuyuca tue 1 0 New Testament
Waimaha bao 1 0 New Testament
Wajiara yui 1 0 Bible Portions
Wanano gvc 1 0 New Testament
Wayuu guc 1 0 New Testament
Witoto, Minika hto 1 0 New Testament
Witoto, Murui huu 1 0 New Testament
Witoto, Nipode hux 1 0 Bible Portions
Woun Meu noa 1 0 New Testament
Yagua yad 1 1 New Testament
Yucuna ycn 2 0 New Testament
Yukpa yup 2 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 84 122 12   50 48 26 72 6

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.7 %)
93.5 %
Ethnic Religions
2.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
2.7 %
Other / Small Religions
1.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.3 %
Protestant
3.5 %
Roman Catholic
89.9 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Colombia
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Colombia Statistics
People Groups 122
Unreached People Groups 12  (9.8%)
Population 50,796,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 50,000  (0.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 93.5%
Percent Evangelical 10.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 12
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 81%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code CO
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,048,000
Persecution Ranking 41 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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