Country: Ecuador

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

1 (2.8%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

17,584,000

Population in Unreached

600 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

93.7%

% Evangelical

10.57%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.9%
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 *
 Achuar Jivaro 7,100 20,000 Achuar-Shiwiar Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 1.00 % -
 Afro-Ecuadorian 426,000 426,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 0.50 % -
 Americans, U.S. 88,000 192,805,000 English Christianity 81.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab 3,000 414,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 22.00 % 1.00 % -
 British 3,100 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chachi 11,000 11,000 Chachi Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.20 % -
 Deaf 88,000 47,601,000 Ecuadorian Sign Language Christianity 94.45 % -
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 13,090,000 13,860,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 11.57 % -
 Ecuadorian, White 1,722,000 1,723,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 11.57 % -
Embera-Saija 600 5,300 Epena Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.50 % -
Epera 500 600 Spanish Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.00 % -
 German 43,000 66,308,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 19,000 881,849,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 600 299,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kofan 1,400 2,300 Cofan Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 30.00 % -
Media Lengua 3,200 3,200 Media Lengua Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.40 % -
 Norwegian 16,000 4,799,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 % -
Quaiquer, Awa 2,200 18,000 Awa-Cuaiquer Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
 Quichua, Calderon Highland 50,000 50,000 Quichua, Calderon Highland Christianity 99.00 % 4.00 % -
Quichua, Canari Highland 167,000 167,000 Quichua, Canar Highland Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 % -
 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland 986,000 986,000 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 % -
 Quichua, Lowland Napo 17,000 38,000 Quichua, Napo Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Quichua, Northern Pastaza 10,000 12,000 Quichua, Northern Pastaza Christianity 98.00 % 2.00 % -
 Quichua, Otavalo Highland 188,000 188,000 Quichua, Imbabura Highland Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 % -
Quichua, Salasaca Highland 20,000 20,000 Quichua, Salasaca Highland Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Quichua, Saraguro Highland 43,000 43,000 Quichua, Loja Highland Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
Quichua, Tena Lowland 29,000 29,000 Quichua, Tena Lowland Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Secoya, Ecuadorian Siona 500 1,300 Secoya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
 Shuar, Jivaro 70,000 70,000 Shuar Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 % -
Siona 600 1,300 Siona Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
Tagaeri Unknown Unknown Waorani Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 10.00 % -
Taromemane 200 200 Waorani Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 10.00 % -
 Tsachila 3,200 3,200 Tsafiki Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.20 % -
 Waorani 2,600 2,600 Waorani Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 15.00 % -
Zambo, Mulatto 470,000 5,869,000 Spanish Christianity 98.00 % 5.00 % -
Zaporo 200 200 Quichua, Chimborazo Highland Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 % -
  Totals:  36 17,584,000         1 93.69 % 10.57 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 59,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 17,643,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Azuay 852,000
Bolivar 220,000
Cañar 269,000
Carchi 197,000
Chimborazo 549,000
Cotopaxi 489,000
El Oro 719,000
Esmeraldas 639,000
Galápagos 30,000
Guayas 4,361,000
Imbabura 476,000
Loja 537,000
Los Rios 931,000
Manabi 1,639,000
Morona Santiago 177,000
Napo 124,000
Orellana 163,000
Pastaza 101,000
Pichincha 3,082,000
Santa Elena 370,000
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas 440,000
Sucumbios 211,000
Tungurahua 604,000
Zamora Chinchipe 109,000
Provinces:  24 17,289,000
UN Country Population 17,643,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 1,632.3 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 4,355.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 1,172.9 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 652.6 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
17,584,000



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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
Achuar-Shiwiar acu 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Awa-Cuaiquer kwi 1 0 New Testament
Chachi cbi 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Cofan con 1 0 New Testament
Ecuadorian Sign Language ecs 1 0 Translation Started
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Epena sja 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Media Lengua mue 1 0 Unspecified
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Quichua, Calderon Highland qud 1 0 Unspecified
Quichua, Canar Highland qxr 1 0 Complete Bible
Quichua, Chimborazo Highland qug 2 0 Complete Bible
Quichua, Imbabura Highland qvi 1 0 Complete Bible
Quichua, Loja Highland qvj 1 0 Bible Portions
Quichua, Napo qvo 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Northern Pastaza qvz 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Salasaca Highland qxl 1 0 New Testament
Quichua, Tena Lowland quw 1 0 New Testament
Secoya sey 1 0 New Testament
Shuar jiv 1 0 Complete Bible
Siona snn 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 6 1 Complete Bible
Tsafiki cof 1 0 New Testament
Waorani auc 3 0 New Testament
Totals: 27 36 1   20 20 13 21 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.6 %)
93.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
4.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
6.4 %
Protestant
7.3 %
Roman Catholic
82.8 %
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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Ecuador Statistics
People Groups 36
Unreached People Groups 1  (2.8%)
Population 17,584,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 600  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 93.7%
Percent Evangelical 10.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 64%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code EC
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,055,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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