Country: Paraguay

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

2 (4.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

6,743,000

Population in Unreached

7,600 (0.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

95.60%

% Evangelical

8.02%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
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 *
 Ache, Guayaki 1,600 1,600 Ache Christianity 55.00 % 8.00 % -
 Afro-Paraguayan 68,000 70,000 Spanish Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 3,400 195,885,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 % -
Angaite 4,400 4,400 Angaite Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 2,700 18,438,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 500 6,384,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Ayore 2,800 5,100 Ayoreo Christianity 55.00 % 20.00 % -
 Brazilian, Mestizo 41,000 86,336,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.00 % -
Chamacoco 2,000 2,000 Chamacoco Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 2.00 % -
Chorote, Manjuy 700 2,500 Chorote, Iyo'wujwa Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 % -
Chulupe, Nivacle 15,000 16,000 Nivacle Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Deaf 51,000 49,091,000 Paraguayan Sign Language Christianity 96.30 % -
Emok 1,300 1,300 Spanish Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
Enlhet 8,700 8,700 Enlhet Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
Enxet 7,000 7,000 Enxet Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 German 59,000 66,222,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 3,000 10,511,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
Guana, Kaskiha 300 300 Guana Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Guarani 5,936,000 6,620,000 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 97.00 % 8.40 % -
 Guarani, Ava 7,800 41,000 Guarani, Ava Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 % -
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian 2,800 162,000 Guarani, Eastern Bolivian Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Guarani, Mbya 17,000 33,000 Guarani, Mbya Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 11,000 925,767,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 5.70 % -
 Italian 40,000 37,757,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 6,600 120,442,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 1,000 285,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 7,700 81,880,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Latin American, general 136,000 1,097,000 Spanish Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
 Maka 1,200 1,200 Maka Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 7.00 % -
Maskoy Pidgin 6,900 6,900 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 100.00 % 5.00 % -
 Mennonite 45,000 485,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 93.00 % 6.00 % -
 Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa 14,000 14,000 Pai Tavytera Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
Pilaga Toba 300 6,000 Pilaga Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
 Polish 2,700 44,326,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 180,000 19,699,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Russian 900 134,115,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Sanapana 7,500 7,500 Sanapana Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Tapiete, Guasurango 2,500 3,200 Nandeva Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
 Toba Qom 1,500 142,000 Toba Christianity 95.00 % 50.00 % -
 Toba-Maskoy 2,300 2,300 Toba-Maskoy Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
 Ukrainian 40,000 34,779,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
  Totals:  41 6,743,000         2 95.60 % 8.02 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 38,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 6,781,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Alto Paraguay 18,000
Alto Paraná 801,000
Amambay 166,000
Asunción 510,000
Boquerón 64,000
Caaguazú 545,000
Caazapá 186,000
Canindeyú 226,000
Central 2,108,000
Concepción 245,000
Cordillera 300,000
Guairá 220,000
Itapúa 594,000
Misiones 124,000
Ñeembucú 88,000
Paraguarí 252,000
Presidente Hayes 123,000
San Pedro 420,000
Provinces:  18 6,990,000
UN Country Population 6,781,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Ache guq 1 0 New Testament
Angaite aqt 1 0 Translation Needed
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Ayoreo ayo 1 0 New Testament
Chamacoco ceg 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chorote, Iyo'wujwa crq 1 0 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Enlhet enl 1 0 Complete Bible
Enxet enx 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Guana gva 1 0 Unspecified
Guarani, Ava nhd 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian gui 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Mbya gun 1 0 Complete Bible
Guarani, Paraguayan gug 2 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Maka mca 1 0 New Testament
Nandeva tpj 1 0 Bible Portions
Nivacle cag 1 0 Complete Bible
Pai Tavytera pta 1 0 Translation Started
Paraguayan Sign Language pys 1 0 Bible Portions
Pilaga plg 1 0 New Testament
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Sanapana spn 1 0 Bible Portions
Spanish spa 4 1 Complete Bible
Toba tob 1 0 Complete Bible
Toba-Maskoy tmf 1 0 New Testament
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 35 41 2   22 27 20 33 13
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Paraguay Statistics
People Groups 41
Unreached People Groups 2  (4.9%)
Population 6,743,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 7,600  (0.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 95.6%
Percent Evangelical 8.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 62%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code PA
Official Language(s) SpanishGuarani, Paraguayan
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 337,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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