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Bolivia – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afro-Bolivian23,000Y12.00 %98.50 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Americans, U.S.3,40035.00 %84.50 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Araona200Y35.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityAraonaP
Araona
  
Aymara1,146,000Y30.57 %94.00 %5 ChristianityAymara, CentralP
Aymara
  
Ayore2,300Y20.00 %55.00 %5 ChristianityAyoreoP
Ayore
  
Baure3,300Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityBaure   
Bolivian, Mestizo7,979,000Y19.27 %94.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Bolivian, Mestizo
  
British6006.00 %72.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Canichana900Y3.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Cavinena3,900Y1.00 %16.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsCavinena   
Cayubaba2,200Y1.00 %81.00 %3 ChristianitySpanish   
Chacobo1,500Y6.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityChacoboP
Chacobo
  
Chinese, general7,6008.00 %25.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
Chipaya2,300Y7.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityChipayaP
Chipaya
  
Chiquitano146,000Y3.00 %38.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChiquitanoP
Chiquitano
  
Deaf92,000Y90.97 %3 ChristianityBolivian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Ese Ejja, Huarayo1,700Y20.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityEse Ejja   
German248,0007.00 %78.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek4,0000.50 %95.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
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Guarani, Eastern Bolivian135,000Y35.00 %56.00 %5 ChristianityGuarani, Eastern Bolivian   
Guarani, Western Bolivian9,500Y20.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityGuarani, Western BolivianP
Guarani, Western Bolivian
  
Guarayu24,000Y12.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityGuarayuP
Guarayu
  
Ignaciano, Moxos2,200Y4.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsIgnacianoP
Ignaciano, Moxos
  
IteneY1.00 %55.00 %3 ChristianityItene   
Itonama16,000Y16.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Japanese14,0009.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityJapaneseP
Japanese
  
Jew, Spanish-speaking5000.00 %1.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsSpanishP
Jew, Spanish-speaking
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Latin American Branco12,00016.00 %99.00 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
Leco14,000Y6.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLeco   
ManchineriY18.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityMachinere   
Mennonite78,0003.50 %100.00 %4 ChristianityPlautdietschP
Mennonite
M
Mennonite of Bolivia
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Movima19,000Y7.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityMovima   
Okinawan, Ryukyuan2,5000.10 %1.50 %1 BuddhismOkinawan, CentralP
Okinawan, Ryukyuan
M
Okinawan, Ryukyuan of Bolivia
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Quechua, North Bolivian275,000Y14.00 %90.50 %5 ChristianityQuechua, North BolivianP
Quechua, North Bolivian
  
Quechua, South Bolivian1,849,000Y17.94 %94.00 %5 ChristianityQuechua, South BolivianP
Quechua, South Bolivian
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Reyesano5,300Y2.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianitySpanish   
Siriono1,100Y5.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianitySirionoP
Siriono
  
Tacana18,000Y2.00 %9.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTacanaP
Tacana
  
TapieteY3.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityNandeva   
Toromono300Y15.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Trinitario7,100Y5.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTrinitarioP
Trinitario
  
Tsimane17,000Y3.00 %12.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTsimaneP
Tsimane
  
Uru2,000Y8.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityAymara, Central   
Weenhayek, Wichi Lhames Noct5,300Y15.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityWeenhayek   
Wichi, Pilcomayo Mataco1,50022.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityWichi Lhamtes Guisnay   
Yaminahua, Acre300Y4.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsYaminahuaP
Yaminahua, Acre
  
Yuqui300Y10.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsYuqui   
Yuracare6,000Y10.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsYuracareP
Yuracare
  
Total People Groups:   48 12,183,000 37         28 2 7
Unclassified / Other Individuals 41,000  
UN Country Population (2022) 12,224,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Bolivia – 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 4.2 % 3,000 0.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 4.2 % 22,000 0.2 %
  3 - Superficially reached 5 10.4 % 104,000 0.9 %
  4 - Partially reached 21 43.8 % 571,000 4.7 %
  5 - Significantly reached 18 37.5 % 11,483,000 94.3 %
Totals 48   12,183,000  


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.
Bolivia – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
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Audio NT
Online
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Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Araonaaro10Portions
Aymara, Centralayr20Complete
Ayoreoayo10NT
Baurebrg10Portions
Bolivian Sign Languagebvl10Trans Started
Cavinenacav10NT
Chacobocao10NT
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Chipayacap10NT
Chiquitanocax10NT
Englisheng20Complete
Ese Ejjaese10NT
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Guarani, Eastern Boliviangui10Complete
Guarani, Western Boliviangnw10NT
Guarayugyr10NT
Ignacianoign10NT
Iteneite10Unspecified
Japanesejpn10Complete
Lecolec10Unspecified
Machinerempd10Complete
Movimamzp10Portions
Nandevatpj10Portions
Okinawan, Centralryu11Portions
Plautdietschpdt10Complete
Portuguesepor10Complete
Quechua, North Bolivianqul10NT
Quechua, South Bolivianquh10Complete
Sirionosrq10NT
Spanishspa81Complete
Tacanatna10NT
Trinitariotrn10NT
Tsimanecas10NT
Weenhayekmtp10NT
Wichi Lhamtes Guisnaymzh10Complete
Yaminahuayaa10NT
Yuquiyuq10Portions
Yuracareyuz10NT
Totals: 39 48 2   36 25 20 37 8
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Bolivia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 19.3 %
(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.
Bolivia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Bolivia. Ministries in the Bolivia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the America, Latin 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 Bolivia   Ministries in America, Latin
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Country Level Ministries Size
Amazon FocusSmall
American Baptist Churches of the USA, Int'l MinistriesMedium
Apostolic Team Ministries, InternationalSmall
Avant MinistriesMedium
Bethany International MinistriesMedium
Canadian Baptist International MinistriesMedium
Christ for the CityMedium
Christ Mandate for MissionsMedium
Christian Aid MissionLarge
Christians in Action Missions InternationalMedium
Church of God, Anderson, IndianaMedium
Church of God, HolinessMedium
Compassion InternationalLarge
Congregational Methodist ChurchSmall
Evangelical Church MissionsSmall
Evangelistic Faith MissionsSmall
Faith Comes By HearingMedium
Fellowship International MissionMedium
Food for the HungryMedium
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Global Outreach MissionMedium
Grace Ministries InternationalMedium
International Partnership MinistriesMedium
Latin LinkMedium
Literacy and Evangelism InternationalSmall
LOGOI MinistriesSmall
Luke Society, IncorporatedSmall
Macedonian World Baptist MissionsMedium
Map InternationalMedium
Mennonite Mission NetworkMedium
Ministries in ActionSmall
Missionary Ventures InternationalMedium
Norwegian Mission AllianceMedium
Palm Missionary MinistriesSmall
Pentecostal Church of God World MissionsSmall
Ripe for Harvest IncorporatedMedium
South American MissionMedium
South American Missionary SocietySmall
Spanish World MinistriesMedium
Tear NetherlandsSmall
TearFund UKLarge
World ConcernLarge
World ConcernMedium
World Gospel MissionMedium
World-Wide MissionsMedium
Ministries Listed:  45
 
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
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:  36
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Bolivia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 12,183,000
Percent Urbanization 69 %
Total People Groups 48
Unreached People Groups 2
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Spanish
Secondary National LanguageAymara, Central
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 91.9%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 19.3%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.674 (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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