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Jamaica
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Jamaica – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Americans, U.S.7,60028.90 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Arab, Lebanese21,0000.50 %31.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
British26,0008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Cuban, other Hispanic8,5008.80 %55.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
DeafY14.90 %83.00 %5 ChristianityJamaican Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
East Indian93,0002.00 %75.00 %3 ChristianityHindi   
Han Chinese, Hakka72,0005.00 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, HakkaP
Han Chinese, Hakka
 T
Jamaicans2,555,000Y29.00 %84.30 %5 ChristianityJamaican Creole EnglishP
Jamaicans
M
Jamaicans of Jamaica
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Portuguese5,7003.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Total People Groups:   9 2,789,000 2     0     7 1 4
Unclassified / Other Individuals 14,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 2,803,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Jamaica – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 11.1 % 21,000 0.8 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 11.1 % 93,000 3.3 %
  4 - Partially reached 4 44.4 % 112,000 4.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 3 33.3 % 2,563,000 91.9 %
Totals 9   2,789,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Jamaica – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Americans, U.S.
7,600


Arab, Lebanese
21,000


British
26,000


Deaf
Unknown


Han Chinese, Hakka
72,000


Jamaicans
2,555,000


Portuguese
5,700

Jamaica People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Jamaica – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Chinese, Hakkahak10Complete
Englisheng20Complete
Hindihin10Complete
Jamaican Creole Englishjam10NT
Jamaican Sign Languagejls10None
Portuguesepor10Complete
Spanishspa10Complete
Totals: 8 9 0   7 6 6 7 4
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Jamaica – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 27.0 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Jamaica – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Jamaica. Ministries in the Jamaica section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the North America and Caribbean section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Jamaica   Ministries in North America and Caribbean
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Country Level Ministries Size
Church of God, HolinessMedium
CSI MinistriesSmall
Elim FellowshipMedium
Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMedium
Experience MissionMedium
Friends United Meeting - Global MinistriesSmall
Global Ministries, Church of the United BrethrenSmall
Global Outreach MissionMedium
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission ConventionMedium
Macedonian World Baptist MissionsMedium
Map InternationalMedium
Ministries in ActionSmall
National Baptist Convention of AmericaMedium
Reformed Baptist Mission ServicesSmall
STEM InternationalSmall
Teams for Medical MissionsSmall
TearFund BelgiumSmall
Virginia Mennonite Board of MissionsSmall
Ministries Listed:  18
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Calvary Evangelistic MissionSmall
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of God, Cleveland, TennesseeMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Galcom InternationalSmall
GO InternationalSmall
Independent Faith MissionMedium
InterCommSmall
Reaching Japanese for Christ NetworkSmall
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  31
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Jamaica – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 2,789,000
Percent Urbanization 55 %
Total People Groups 9
Unreached People Groups 0
Region North America and Caribbean
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 81.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 27.0%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.715 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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