Country: Panama

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

2 (6.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,309,000

Population in Unreached

13,000 (0.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

88.2%

% Evangelical

21.58%

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. 168,000 192,802,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 8,100 7,855,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 8,600 10,844,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Syrian 8,300 16,089,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Bribri 1,300 15,000 Bribri Christianity 75.00 % 12.00 % -
 British 1,200 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Buglere, Bogota 21,000 21,000 Buglere Christianity 75.00 % 17.00 % -
 Deaf 22,000 47,601,000 Panamanian Sign Language Christianity 90.54 % -
 Embera, Northern 26,000 45,000 Embera, Northern Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 % -
Embera-Saija 500 5,300 Epena Christianity 60.00 % 0.50 % -
 French 43,000 50,319,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 3,400 10,234,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Guna, Paya-Pucuro Guna 1,000 3,800 Kuna, Border Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Guna, San Blas Guna 94,000 94,000 Kuna, San Blas Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 34,000 79,688,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 29,000 44,433,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 1,300 57,907,000 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 % -
 Hindi, East Indian 15,000 1,579,000 Hindi Hinduism 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Italian 21,000 38,270,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jamaicans 386,000 3,872,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 % -
 Japanese 2,100 124,082,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 11,000 299,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ngabe, Guaymi 303,000 307,000 Ngabere Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
Panamanian, Black 188,000 188,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 19.00 % -
 Panamanian, Mestizo 2,483,000 8,886,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 26.15 % -
 Panamanian, Mulatto 250,000 250,000 Spanish Christianity 91.00 % 19.00 % -
 Part-Indian 126,000 417,000 Spanish Christianity 88.00 % 10.00 % -
 Spaniard 41,000 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Teribe, Naso 4,700 4,700 Teribe Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 % -
 Wounaan 8,500 17,000 Woun Meu Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 % -
  Totals:  30 4,309,000         2 88.18 % 21.58 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 6,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 4,315,000                
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Provinces 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 4,315,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 6,677.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 17,776.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 4,774.4 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 2,657.7 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
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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
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 Creole English 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 Needed
Spanish spa 6 1 Complete Bible
Teribe tfr 1 0 Complete Bible
Woun Meu noa 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 23 30 2   20 20 17 22 7

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 21.6 %)
88.2 %
Ethnic Religions
4.7 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
4.7 %
Other / Small Religions
1.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
3.1 %
Independent
7.2 %
Orthodox
0.5 %
Other Christian
3.4 %
Protestant
17.1 %
Roman Catholic
63.4 %
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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Panama Statistics
People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 2  (6.7%)
Population 4,309,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 13,000  (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 259,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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