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Colombia – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Achagua300Y12.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityAchaguaP
Achagua
 T
Americans, U.S.19,00035.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Amerindian, Detribalized793,000Y34.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Amerindian, Detribalized
  
Amorua, Wipiwe200Y11.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityGuahiboP
Amorua, Wipiwe
  
Andoque600Y20.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityAndoqueP
Andoque
  
Arab, Palestinian12,0000.50 %20.00 %2 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of Colombia
T
Arab, Syro-Lebanese24,0000.20 %30.00 %2 IslamArabic, South Levantine Spoken   
Bara, Waimaha800Y4.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsWaimaha   
Barasano, Southern2,300Y5.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityBarasana-EduriaP
Barasano, Southern
  
Bare9,1002.00 %15.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNhengatu   
Betoye800Y1.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Bora900Y5.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityBoraP
Bora
 T
British3,8008.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Canamomo27,000Y2.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Carabayo, Macusa200Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsCarabayo  T
Carapana900Y7.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityCarapana   
Chibcha12,000Y5.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Chimila500Y4.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChimila   
Chinese, general11,0002.00 %60.00 %3 ChristianityChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
Chiricoa200Y1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsCuiba  T
Colombian, Mestizo32,452,000Y7.10 %96.30 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Colombian, Mestizo
  
Colombian, White9,117,000Y6.30 %96.30 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Colombian, White
  
Coreguaje2,300Y14.00 %20.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKoreguajeP
Coreguaje
  
Creole Islander28,000Y18.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityIslander Creole English   
Cubeo6,700Y40.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityCubeoP
Cubeo
  
Cuiba2,300Y6.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsCuiba   
Curripaco7,700Y25.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityCurripaco   
DeafY1.00 %94.00 %3 ChristianityColombian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Desano2,100Y4.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityDesano   
Dujo100Y2.00 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish  T
Embera, Northern18,000Y11.00 %11.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera, NorthernP
Embera, Northern
  
Embera-Baudo6,300Y1.00 %45.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera-Baudo   
Embera-Catio, Katio34,000Y1.50 %45.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera-CatioP
Embera-Catio, Katio
M
Embera-Catio, Katio of Colombia
 
Embera-Chami, Chami5,700Y1.50 %45.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera-Chami   
Embera-Saija4,000Y1.50 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEpena M
Embera-Saija of Colombia
 
Embera-Tado1,100Y7.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsEmbera-Tado   
French5,3000.20 %76.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
German4,3004.00 %78.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Guajibo27,000Y25.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityGuahibo   
Guambiano23,000Y30.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityGuambiano   
Guanaca700Y4.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Guayabero1,300Y30.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityGuayabero   
Hupda, Hupde Maku200Y1.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsHupdeP
Hupda, Hupde Maku
  
Ica, Arhuaco14,000Y9.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsArhuaco   
Inga24,000Y3.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityInga   
Jamaicans246,0008.00 %94.40 %4 ChristianityJamaican Creole EnglishP
Jamaicans
M
Jamaicans of Colombia
 
Jew, Spanish Speaking2,5000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish  T
Jungle Inga, Mocoa12,000Y3.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsInga, Jungle   
Kamentsa5,000Y3.70 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsCamsa   
Kankuamo3,900Y1.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Karijona400Y0.80 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Kawiyari300Y6.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityCabiyari   
Kofan900Y1.00 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsCofanP
Kofan
  
Kogi12,000Y1.60 %1.60 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKogiP
Kogi
 T
Kokama, Cocama-Cocamilla800Y0.50 %81.00 %3 ChristianityKukama-Kukamiria   
Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna2,700Y36.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityKuna, BorderP
Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna
M
Kuna, Paya-Pucuro Cuna of Colombia
 
Letuama700Y0.30 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTanimuca-Retuara   
Macaguan, Agualinda Guajibo300Y13.00 %50.00 %5 ChristianityMacaguan   
Macu1,600Y7.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityCacuaP
Macu
  
Makuna, Jepa-Matsi1,000Y5.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityMacunaP
Makuna, Jepa-Matsi
  
Masiguare400Y2.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsCuiba   
Matapi200Y7.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityYucuna   
Meneca Huitoto8,000Y18.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityHuitoto, MinicaP
Meneca Huitoto
M
Meneca Huitoto of Colombia
T
Motilone, Bari3,800Y30.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityBariP
Motilone, Bari
  
Muinane500Y5.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityMuinane   
Nonuya200Y1.00 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Nukak Maku700Y2.00 %2.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsNukak MakuP
Nukak Maku
M
Nukak Maku of Colombia
T
Ocaina200Y1.00 %79.00 %3 ChristianityOcaina   
Paez143,000Y38.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityPaez   
Palenquero3,500Y6.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityPalenquero   
Pasto, Quillasinga72,000Y5.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Piapoco5,400Y38.00 %50.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsPiapoco   
Piaroa12,000Y11.00 %20.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsPiaroa   
Pijao, Coyaima26,000Y4.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Piratapuyo, Waikino600Y15.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityPiratapuyo   
PisamiraY2.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Puinave6,800Y35.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityPuinave   
Quaiquer16,000Y6.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityAwa-Cuaiquer  T
Quichua, Lowland Napo9,700Y11.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityQuichua, NapoP
Quichua, Lowland Napo
  
Rio Arauca Guajibo, Playero300Y0.05 %50.00 %2 ChristianityPlayero   
Romani, Vlax4,9004.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityRomani, VlaxP
Romani, Vlax
M
Romani, Vlax of Colombia
T
Saliba1,400Y5.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianitySaliba   
Senu, Zenu36,000Y3.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Siona200Y20.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianitySiona   
Siriano200Y6.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianitySirianoP
Siriano
  
Spaniard15,0000.50 %95.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
TaiwanoY10.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBarasana-Eduria   
Tanimuca1,200Y2.80 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTanimuca-Retuara   
Tariano400Y0.50 %50.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTariana   
Tatuyo400Y4.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTatuyo   
Ticuna7,200Y12.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsTicunaP
Ticuna
  
Totoro3,500Y5.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Tukano, Tariano7,300Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityTucanoP
Tukano, Tariano
  
Tule1,200Y5.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Tunebo, Central6,200Y20.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsTunebo, Central   
Tunebo, Eastern500Y3.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityTunebo, Barro Negro   
Tunebo, Western800Y2.00 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTunebo, Western   
Tuyuka600Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityTuyuca   
Uitoto, Murui Huitoto8,000Y3.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianityHuitoto, MuruiP
Uitoto, Murui Huitoto
  
Wanano, Guanano1,500Y16.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityGuanano   
Wayuu, Guajiro217,000Y2.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsWayuuP
Wayuu, Guajiro
M
Wayuu, Guajiro of Colombia
 
Wiwa, Malayo7,200Y0.40 %2.10 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMalayoP
Wiwa, Malayo
M
Wiwa, Malayo of Colombia
T
Wounaan3,600Y0.40 %65.00 %3 ChristianityWoun MeuP
Wounaan
  
Yagua7000.30 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsYaguaP
Yagua
  
Yanacona, Mitamae22,000Y7.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Yauna200Y3.00 %50.00 %4 ChristianityMacuna   
Yucuna2,100Y5.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityYucuna  T
Yukpa, Northern Motilon4,900Y35.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityYukpaP
Yukpa, Northern Motilon
 T
Yukpa-Coyaima16,000Y7.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityYukpa   
Yuruti1,100Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityWajiara   
Zambo, Afro-Colombian4,904,000Y5.50 %90.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Total People Groups:   111 48,580,000 98     5     41 10 18
Unclassified / Other Individuals 74,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 48,654,000  
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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 5 4.5 % 23,000 0.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 24 21.6 % 349,000 0.7 %
  3 - Superficially reached 7 6.3 % 36,000 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 47 42.3 % 47,033,000 96.8 %
  5 - Significantly reached 28 25.2 % 1,139,000 2.3 %
Totals 111   48,580,000  


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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Achaguaaca10Portions
Andoqueano10Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp20Portions
Arhuacoarh10Portions
Awa-Cuaiquerkwi10NT
Barasana-Eduriabsn20NT
Barimot10None
Boraboa10NT
Cabiyaricbb10Need?
Cacuacbv10NT
Camsakbh10NT
Carabayocby11Need?
Carapanacbc10NT
Chimilacbg10Portions
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Cofancon10NT
Colombian Sign Languagecsn10Portions
Cubeocub10NT
Cuibacui30NT
Curripacokpc10NT
Desanodes10NT
Embera, Northernemp10NT
Embera-Baudobdc10None
Embera-Catiocto10Portions
Embera-Chamicmi10Portions
Embera-Tadotdc10Portions
Englisheng20Complete
Epenasja10NT
Frenchfra10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Guahiboguh20NT
Guambianogum10NT
Guananogvc10NT
Guayaberoguo10NT
Huitoto, Minicahto10NT
Huitoto, Muruihuu10NT
Hupdejup10None
Ingainb10NT
Inga, Jungleinj10Need?
Islander Creole Englishicr10NT
Jamaican Creole Englishjam10NT
Kogikog11Portions
Koreguajecoe10NT
Kukama-Kukamiriacod10Portions
Kuna, Borderkvn10NT
Macaguanmbn10None
Macunamyy20NT
Malayombp11None
Muinanebmr10NT
Nhengatuyrl10NT
Nukak Makumbr11None
Ocainaoca10Portions
Paezpbb10NT
Palenqueropln10Need?
Piapocopio10NT
Piaroapid10NT
Piratapuyopir10NT
Playerogob10Need?
Puinavepui10NT
Quichua, Napoqvo10NT
Romani, Vlaxrmy10NT
Salibaslc10Need?
Sionasnn10NT
Sirianosri10NT
Spanishspa211Complete
Tanimuca-Retuaratnc20Portions
Tarianatae10Need?
Tatuyotav10NT
Ticunatca10NT
Tucanotuo10NT
Tunebo, Barro Negrotbn10Need?
Tunebo, Centraltuf10NT
Tunebo, Westerntnb10None
Tuyucatue10NT
Waimahabao10NT
Wajiarayui10Portions
Wayuuguc10NT
Woun Meunoa10NT
Yaguayad10NT
Yucunaycn20NT
Yukpayup20None
Totals: 81 111 5   65 48 20 67 6
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Colombia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 7.3 %
(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.
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 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.
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Colombia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 48,580,000
Percent Urbanization 76 %
Total People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 5
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Spanish
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 94.0%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 7.3%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking 50 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.711 (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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