Country: Panama

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

2 (6.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,402,000

Population in Unreached

12,000 (0.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

88.20%

% Evangelical

21.59%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.5%
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 *
 Americans, U.S. 172,000 195,898,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 8,300 6,472,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 8,800 11,266,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Syrian 8,400 19,826,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Bribri 1,300 15,000 Bribri Christianity 75.00 % 12.00 % -
 British 1,200 53,789,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Buglere, Bobota 21,000 21,000 Buglere Christianity 75.00 % 17.00 % -
 Deaf 22,000 49,091,000 Panamanian Sign Language Christianity 90.54 % -
 Embera, Northern 26,000 46,000 Embera, Northern Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 % -
 Embera-Saija 500 8,300 Epena Christianity 60.00 % 0.50 % -
 French 44,000 50,354,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 3,500 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Guna, Paya-Pucuro Guna 1,000 3,700 Kuna, Border Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Guna, San Blas Guna 96,000 96,000 Kuna, San Blas Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 35,000 79,773,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 29,000 44,197,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 1,300 43,970,000 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 % -
 Hindi, East Indian 15,000 2,711,000 Hindi Hinduism 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Italian 22,000 37,757,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jamaican 394,000 3,589,000 Jamaican English Creole Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 % -
 Japanese 2,200 120,449,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 10,000 285,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ngabe, Guaymi 310,000 314,000 Ngabere Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
 Panamanian, Black 192,000 192,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 19.00 % -
 Panamanian, Mestizo 2,538,000 9,055,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 26.15 % -
 Panamanian, Mulatto 255,000 255,000 Spanish Christianity 91.00 % 19.00 % -
 Part-Indian 129,000 413,000 Spanish Christianity 88.00 % 10.00 % -
 Spaniard 42,000 29,748,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Teribe, Naso 4,800 4,800 Teribe Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 % -
 Wounaan 8,700 24,000 Woun Meu Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 % -
  Totals:  30 4,402,000         2 88.20 % 21.59 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 7,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 4,409,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Bocas del Toro 155,000
Chiriquí 518,000
Coclé 291,000
Colón 300,000
Darién 60,000
Emberá 12,000
Herrera 137,000
Kuna Yala 41,000
Los Santos 112,000
Ngöbe Buglé 195,000
Panamá 1,551,000
Panamá Oeste 576,000
Veraguas 282,000
Provinces:  13 4,230,000
UN Country Population 4,409,000
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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 0 Bible Portions
Bribri bzd 1 0 New Testament
Buglere sab 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Embera, Northern emp 1 0 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Epena sja 1 0 New Testament
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jamaican English Creole jam 1 0 New Testament
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kuna, Border kvn 1 0 New Testament
Kuna, San Blas cuk 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngabere gym 1 0 New Testament
Panamanian Sign Language lsp 1 0 Translation Started
Spanish spa 6 1 Complete Bible
Teribe tfr 1 0 New Testament
Woun Meu noa 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 23 30 2   20 21 17 22 0
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Panama. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Panama
  • Christian ministry in Panama
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Panama Statistics
People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 2  (6.7%)
Population 4,402,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 12,000  (0.3%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 88.2%
Percent Evangelical 21.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 68%
Continent North America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code PM
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 264,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
Panama Maps
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Ethnolinguistic Map (Univ of Texas)
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