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Colombia – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Achagua1,000Y12.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityAchaguaP
Achagua
 T
Ambalo2,800Y5.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Americans, U.S.20,00035.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Amerindian, Detribalized831,000Y34.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Amerindian, Detribalized
  
Amorua, Wipiwe200Y3.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityGuahiboP
Amorua, Wipiwe
  
Andoque800Y10.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityAndoqueP
Andoque
  
Arab, Palestinian13,0000.50 %20.00 %2 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of Colombia
T
Bara, Waimaha1,000Y4.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsWaimaha   
Barasano, Southern900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsBarasana-EduriaP
Barasano, Southern
  
Bare6002.00 %15.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNhengatu   
Betoye900Y1.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Bora1,100Y0.50 %65.00 %3 ChristianityBoraP
Bora
 T
British4,0008.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Canamomo28,000Y2.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Carabayo, Macusa200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsCarabayo  T
Carapana500Y7.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityCarapana   
Carijona500Y0.80 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Chibcha13,000Y5.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Chibcha
  
Chimila1,700Y4.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChimila   
Chinese, general12,0002.00 %60.00 %3 ChristianityChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
ChiricoaY1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsCuiba  T
Colombian, Mestizo33,934,000Y10.81 %96.30 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Colombian, Mestizo
  
Colombian, White9,481,000Y9.59 %96.30 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Colombian, White
  
Coreguaje3,300Y14.00 %20.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKoreguajeP
Coreguaje
  
Creole Islander29,000Y18.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityIslander English Creole   
Cubeo14,000Y40.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityCubeoP
Cubeo
  
Cuiba900Y6.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsCuiba   
Curripaco12,000Y25.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityCurripaco   
Deaf256,000Y94.42 %3 ChristianityColombian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Desano3,700Y4.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDesano   
Dujo100Y2.00 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish  T
Eduria100Y10.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBarasana-Eduria   
Embera, Northern19,000Y11.00 %11.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera, NorthernP
Embera, Northern
  
Embera-Baudo6,600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera-BaudoP
Embera-Baudo
M
Embera-Baudo of Colombia
T
Embera-Catio, Katio48,000Y1.50 %45.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera-CatioP
Embera-Catio, Katio
M
Embera-Catio, Katio of Colombia
 
Embera-Chami6,000Y1.50 %45.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera-ChamiP
Embera-Chami
  
Embera-Saija7,100Y1.50 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEpena M
Embera-Saija of Colombia
 
Embera-Tado1,100Y7.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera-Tado   
EperaY0.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
French5,6000.20 %76.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
German4,5004.00 %78.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Guajibo53,000Y25.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityGuahibo   
Guambiano40,000Y30.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityGuambiano   
Guanaca800Y4.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Guayabero3,000Y5.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityGuayabero   
Guna, Paya-Pucuro Guna2,600Y36.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityKuna, BorderP
Guna, Paya-Pucuro Guna
M
Guna, Paya-Pucuro Guna of Colombia
 
Hupda200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsHupdeP
Hupda
  
Ica, Arhuaco35,000Y2.80 %7.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsArhuacoP
Ica, Arhuaco
  
Inga20,000Y3.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityInga   
Jamaicans5,0008.00 %94.40 %4 ChristianityJamaican English CreoleP
Jamaicans
M
Jamaicans of Colombia
 
Jew, Spanish-speaking2,4000.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsSpanishP
Jew, Spanish-speaking
 T
Jungle Inga, Mocoa13,000Y3.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsInga, Jungle   
Kamentsa7,600Y3.70 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsCamsa   
Kankuamo4,100Y1.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Kawiyari1,000Y6.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityCabiyari   
Kofan1,800Y1.00 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsCofanP
Kofan
  
Kogi20,000Y1.60 %1.60 %1 Ethnic ReligionsKogiP
Kogi
M
Kogi of Colombia
T
Kokama, Cocama-Cocamilla3,2000.50 %81.00 %3 ChristianityKukama-KukamiriaP
Kokama, Cocama-Cocamilla
  
Macaguan, Agualinda Guajibo500Y13.00 %50.00 %5 ChristianityMacaguan   
Macu200Y7.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityCacuaP
Macu
  
Makuna, Jepa-Matsi1,800Y5.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityMacunaP
Makuna, Jepa-Matsi
  
Masiguare500Y2.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsCuiba   
Matapi1,600Y7.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityYucuna   
Meneca Huitoto2,400Y8.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityWitoto, MinikaP
Meneca Huitoto
M
Meneca Huitoto of Colombia
T
Mirana800Y12.00 %15.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBora   
Motilone, Bari3,000Y30.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityBariP
Motilone, Bari
  
Muinane2,100Y5.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityMuinane   
Muinane Huitoto600Y2.00 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsWitoto, Nipode   
Nonuya300Y0.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Nukak700Y12.30 %15.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNukak MakuP
Nukak
M
Nukak of Colombia
T
Ocaina400Y1.00 %79.00 %3 ChristianityOcaina   
Paez245,000Y38.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityPaezP
Paez
  
Palenquero3,500Y6.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityPalenquero   
PasseY0.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Pasto, Quillasinga76,000Y5.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanishP
Pasto, Quillasinga
  
Piapoco15,000Y38.00 %50.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsPiapoco   
Piaroa1,100Y11.00 %20.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsPiaroa   
Pijao, Coyaima53,000Y4.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Pira-Tapuia1,100Y10.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityPiratapuyo   
PisamiraY2.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Puinave9,100Y35.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityPuinave   
Quaiquer45,000Y6.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityAwa-Cuaiquer  T
Quichua, Lowland Napo3,700Y11.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityQuichua, NapoP
Quichua, Lowland Napo
  
Retuara700Y0.30 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTanimuca-Retuara   
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero300Y0.05 %50.00 %2 ChristianityPlayero   
Romani, Calo5,0003.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityCaloP
Romani, Calo
  
Romani, Vlax5,1004.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityRomani, VlaxP
Romani, Vlax
M
Romani, Vlax of Colombia
T
Saliba4,800Y5.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianitySaliba   
Senu, Zenu38,000Y3.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Senu, Zenu
  
Siona2,600Y20.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianitySiona   
Siriano1,700Y6.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianitySirianoP
Siriano
  
SiripuY0.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsCuiba   
Spaniard15,0000.50 %95.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Tama600Y5.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Tanimuca700Y2.80 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTanimuca-Retuara   
Tariano200Y0.50 %50.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTariana   
Tatuyo300Y4.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTatuyo   
Ticuna14,000Y12.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsTicunaP
Ticuna
  
Totoro3,600Y5.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Tukano, Tariano4,400Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityTucanoP
Tukano, Tariano
  
Tule1,300Y5.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Tunebo, Angosturas100Y2.00 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Tunebo, Central3,600Y8.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTunebo, Central   
Tunebo, Eastern3,600Y3.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTunebo, Barro Negro   
Tunebo, Western3,600Y2.00 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTunebo, Western   
Tuyuka1,500Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityTuyuca   
Uitoto, Murui Huitoto12,000Y3.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianityWitoto, MuruiP
Uitoto, Murui Huitoto
  
Wanano, Guanano3,300Y16.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityWanano   
Wayuu, Guajiro383,000Y7.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsWayuuP
Wayuu, Guajiro
M
Wayuu, Guajiro of Colombia
 
Wiwa, Malayo18,000Y0.40 %2.10 %1 Ethnic ReligionsMalayoP
Wiwa, Malayo
M
Wiwa, Malayo of Colombia
T
Wounaan15,000Y0.40 %65.00 %3 ChristianityWoun MeuP
Wounaan
  
Yagua1,000Y2.00 %5.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsYaguaP
Yagua
  
Yanacona, Mitamae23,000Y7.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Yaruro, Pume200Y4.00 %9.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsPume   
Yauna200Y3.00 %50.00 %4 ChristianityMacuna   
Yucuna1,600Y5.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityYucuna  T
Yukpa, Northern Motilon1,800Y4.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityYukpaP
Yukpa, Northern Motilon
 T
Yukpa-Coyaima1,800Y7.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityYukpa   
Yuruti1,200Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityWajiara   
Zambo, Afro-Colombian5,141,000Y8.38 %90.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Total People Groups:   120 51,159,000 107     12      51 12 19
Unclassified / Other Individuals 107,000  
UN Country Population (2021) 51,266,000  
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Colombia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 12 10.0 % 50,000 0.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 20 16.7 % 116,000 0.2 %
  3 - Superficially reached 8 6.7 % 308,000 0.6 %
  4 - Partially reached 56 46.7 % 15,427,000 30.2 %
  5 - Significantly reached 24 20.0 % 35,258,000 68.9 %
Totals 120   51,159,000  


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.
Colombia – Languages
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Achaguaaca10NT
Andoqueano10Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp10Portions
Arhuacoarh10Portions
Awa-Cuaiquerkwi10NT
Barasana-Eduriabsn21NT
Barimot10Trans Needed
Boraboa20NT
Cabiyaricbb10Unspecified
Cacuacbv10NT
Calormq10Portions
Camsakbh10NT
Carabayocby11Trans Needed
Carapanacbc10NT
Chimilacbg10Portions
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Cofancon10NT
Colombian Sign Languagecsn10Portions
Cubeocub10NT
Cuibacui41NT
Curripacokpc10NT
Desanodes10NT
Embera, Northernemp10NT
Embera-Baudobdc11Trans Needed
Embera-Catiocto10Portions
Embera-Chamicmi10Portions
Embera-Tadotdc10Portions
Englisheng20Complete
Epenasja10NT
Frenchfra10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Guahiboguh20NT
Guambianogum10NT
Guayaberoguo10NT
Hupdejup11Trans Needed
Ingainb10NT
Inga, Jungleinj10Trans Needed
Islander English Creoleicr10NT
Jamaican English Creolejam10NT
Kogikog11NT
Koreguajecoe10NT
Kukama-Kukamiriacod10Portions
Kuna, Borderkvn10NT
Macaguanmbn10Trans Needed
Macunamyy20NT
Malayombp11Trans Started
Muinanebmr10NT
Nhengatuyrl10NT
Nukak Makumbr10Trans Started
Ocainaoca10Portions
Paezpbb10NT
Palenqueropln10Unspecified
Piapocopio10NT
Piaroapid10NT
Piratapuyopir10NT
Playerogob10Unspecified
Puinavepui10NT
Pumeyae10NT
Quichua, Napoqvo10NT
Romani, Vlaxrmy10Complete
Salibaslc10Unspecified
Sionasnn10NT
Sirianosri10NT
Spanishspa264Complete
Tanimuca-Retuaratnc20Portions
Tarianatae10Unspecified
Tatuyotav10NT
Ticunatca10Complete
Tucanotuo10NT
Tunebo, Barro Negrotbn10Trans Needed
Tunebo, Centraltuf10NT
Tunebo, Westerntnb10Trans Needed
Tuyucatue10NT
Waimahabao10NT
Wajiarayui10Portions
Wananogvc10NT
Wayuuguc10NT
Witoto, Minikahto10NT
Witoto, Muruihuu10NT
Witoto, Nipodehux10Portions
Woun Meunoa10NT
Yaguayad11NT
Yucunaycn20NT
Yukpayup20Portions
Totals: 84 120 12   69 48 26 72 6
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Colombia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 10.7 %
(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.
Colombia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Colombia. Ministries in the Colombia 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.
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Colombia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 51,159,000
Percent Urbanization 81 %
Total People Groups 120
Unreached People Groups 12
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Spanish
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 93.6%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 10.7%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking 30 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.727 (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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