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Panama
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Panama – 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.159,00028.90 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Arab, Lebanese7,7000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Arab, Palestinian8,1003.00 %25.00 %4 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of Panama
T
Arab, Syrian7,8000.10 %6.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Panama
T
Bribri1,20012.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityBribriP
Bribri
  
British1,1008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Buglere, Bogota19,000Y17.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityBuglereP
Buglere, Bogota
M
Buglere, Bogota of Panama
 
DeafY19.30 %91.00 %5 ChristianityPanamanian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Embera, Northern24,000Y12.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityEmbera, NorthernP
Embera, Northern
  
Embera-Saija5000.50 %60.00 %3 ChristianityEpena M
Embera-Saija of Panama
 
French41,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Greek3,2000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Han Chinese, Cantonese32,0006.00 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, YueP
Han Chinese, Cantonese
 T
Han Chinese, Hakka27,0005.00 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, HakkaP
Han Chinese, Hakka
 T
Han Chinese, Min Nan1,2005.00 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, Min NanP
Han Chinese, Min Nan
 T
Hindi, East Indian14,0000.50 %10.00 %2 HinduismHindiP
Hindi, East Indian
 T
Italian20,0001.10 %83.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Jamaicans364,00028.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityJamaican Creole EnglishP
Jamaicans
M
Jamaicans of Panama
 
Japanese2,0000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Jew, Spanish Speaking10,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSpanishP
Jew, Spanish Speaking
 T
Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna900Y4.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityKuna, BorderP
Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna
M
Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna of Panama
 
Ngabe, Guaymi286,000Y4.00 %92.00 %4 ChristianityNgabereP
Ngabe, Guaymi
M
Ngabe, Guaymi of Panama
 
Panamanian, Black178,000Y19.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Panamanian, Mestizo2,343,000Y20.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Panamanian, Mestizo
  
Panamanian, Mulatto235,000Y19.00 %91.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Panamanian, Mulatto
  
Part-Indian119,000Y10.00 %88.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Part-Indian
  
San Blas Kuna89,000Y4.00 %6.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKuna, San BlasP
San Blas Kuna
 T
Spaniard38,0001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Teribe, Naso4,500Y9.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityTeribeP
Teribe, Naso
M
Teribe, Naso of Panama
 
Wounaan8,000Y0.50 %65.00 %3 ChristianityWoun MeuP
Wounaan
  
Total People Groups:   30 4,044,000 13     2     28 8 13
Unclassified / Other Individuals 7,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 4,051,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Panama – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 2 6.7 % 12,000 0.3 %
  2 - Minimally reached 3 10.0 % 30,000 0.7 %
  3 - Superficially reached 6 20.0 % 111,000 2.7 %
  4 - Partially reached 10 33.3 % 569,000 14.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 9 30.0 % 3,323,000 82.2 %
Totals 30   4,044,000  


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.
Panama – Languages
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Language
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Language
# Unreached
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Recordings
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Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc20Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp10Portions
Bribribzd10NT
Bugleresab10NT
Chinese, Hakkahak10Complete
Chinese, Min Nannan10Complete
Chinese, Yueyue10Complete
Embera, Northernemp10NT
Englisheng20Complete
Epenasja10NT
Frenchfra10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Hindihin10Complete
Italianita10Complete
Jamaican Creole Englishjam10NT
Japanesejpn11Complete
Kuna, Borderkvn10NT
Kuna, San Blascuk10Complete
Ngaberegym10NT
Panamanian Sign Languagelsp10None
Spanishspa61Complete
Teribetfr10Complete
Woun Meunoa10NT
Totals: 23 30 2   22 20 17 22 7
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Panama – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 18.1 %
(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.
Panama – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Panama. Ministries in the Panama section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Central and South America 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 Panama   Ministries in Central and South America
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Country Level Ministries Size
Avant MinistriesMedium
CAM InternationalMedium
Church of God, HolinessMedium
Fellowship of Associates of Medical EvangelismMedium
Foursquare Missions InternationalMedium
Free Will BaptistMedium
Gospel Fellowship AssociationMedium
International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchMedium
LifeWindMedium
Living Water TeachingSmall
Missions DoorMedium
National Baptist Convention of AmericaMedium
South American Missionary SocietySmall
Ministries Listed:  13
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Action International MinistriesMedium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Medical and Dental Mission InternationalMedium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global ActionSmall
GO InternationalSmall
InterCommSmall
Intervarsity Christian FellowshipMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Presbyterian Evangelistic FellowshipMedium
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  37
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Panama – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 4,044,000
Percent Urbanization 66 %
Total People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 2
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Spanish
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 88.2%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 18.1%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.788 (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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