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Guatemala – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Achi, Cubulco66,000Y18.00 %99.00 %5 ChristianityAchiP
Achi, Cubulco
M
Achi, Cubulco of Guatemala
T
Achi, Rabinal66,000Y12.00 %99.00 %5 ChristianityAchiP
Achi, Rabinal
M
Achi, Rabinal of Guatemala
T
Aguacatec29,000Y6.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianityAwakatekoP
Aguacatec
M
Aguacatec of Guatemala
T
Americans, U.S.482,00028.90 %82.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Arab, Palestinian1,8004.00 %30.00 %4 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of Guatemala
T
Black Carib, Garifuna5,000Y14.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityGarifunaP
Black Carib, Garifuna
  
British2,4008.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Cakchiquel, Acatenango800Y10.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityKaqchikel   
Cakchiquel, Central231,000Y30.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityKaqchikelP
Cakchiquel, Central
  
Cakchiquel, Eastern159,000Y18.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityKaqchikel   
Cakchiquel, Northern61,000Y13.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityKaqchikel   
Cakchiquel, Santa Maria de J27,000Y9.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityKaqchikelP
Cakchiquel, Santa Maria de Jesus
 T
Cakchiquel, Santo Domingo Xe9,700Y9.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityKaqchikelP
Cakchiquel, Santo Domingo Xenacoj
  
Cakchiquel, South Central69,000Y17.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityKaqchikel   
Cakchiquel, Southern77,000Y19.00 %99.00 %5 ChristianityKaqchikelP
Cakchiquel, Southern
  
Cakchiquel, Southwestern Yep28,000Y9.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityKaqchikel   
Cakchiquel, Western123,000Y14.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityKaqchikelP
Cakchiquel, Western
  
Cakchiquel-Quiche Mixed Lang3,200Y4.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityKaqchikel-Kiche Mixed Language   
Chicomuceltec100Y4.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Chorti46,000Y6.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityCh'orti'P
Chorti
  
Chuj, San Mateo Ixtatan41,000Y8.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityChuj   
Chuj, San Sebastian Coatan39,000Y12.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityChuj   
DeafY0.90 %96.00 %3 ChristianityGuatemalan Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Guatemalan White10,108,000Y26.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Han Chinese, Cantonese3,5005.00 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousSpanishP
Han Chinese, Cantonese
 T
Itza2,700Y12.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Ixil, Chajul26,000Y18.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityIxil M
Ixil, Chajul of Guatemala
T
Ixil, Nebaj49,000Y13.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityIxilP
Ixil, Nebaj
M
Ixil, Nebaj of Guatemala
T
Ixil, San Juan Cotzal23,000Y9.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityIxilP
Ixil, San Juan Cotzal
M
Ixil, San Juan Cotzal of Guatemala
T
Jacalteco17,000Y6.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityJakaltekoP
Jacalteco
M
Jacalteco of Guatemala
T
Jew, Spanish Speaking9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSpanishP
Jew, Spanish Speaking
 T
Kanjobal, Eastern124,000Y12.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityQ'anjob'al   
Kanjobal, Western77,000Y8.00 %99.00 %4 ChristianityAkatekoP
Kanjobal, Western
M
Kanjobal, Western of Guatemala
T
Kekchi, Quecchi985,000Y20.00 %97.30 %5 ChristianityQ'eqchi'P
Kekchi, Quecchi
  
Kiche, Central1,858,000Y22.00 %99.00 %5 ChristianityK'iche'P
Kiche, Central
M
Kiche, Central of Guatemala
T
Kiche, Cunen14,000Y45.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityK'iche' M
Kiche, Cunen of Guatemala
T
Kiche, Eastern Chichicastena187,000Y7.00 %98.00 %4 ChristianityK'iche'P
Kiche, Eastern Chichicastenango
M
Kiche, Eastern Chichicastenango of Guatemala
T
Kiche, Joyabaj101,000Y6.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityK'iche'P
Kiche, Joyabaj
M
Kiche, Joyabaj of Guatemala
T
Mam348,000Y12.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityMamP
Mam
M
Mam of Guatemala
T
Mam, Central183,000Y9.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityMamP
Mam, Central
M
Mam, Central of Guatemala
T
Mam, Sacatepequez20,000Y6.00 %92.00 %4 ChristianityMam M
Mam, Sacatepequez of Guatemala
T
Mam, Southern216,000Y8.00 %98.00 %4 ChristianityMam M
Mam, Southern of Guatemala
T
Mam, Tajumulco64,000Y12.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityMamP
Mam, Tajumulco
M
Mam, Tajumulco of Guatemala
T
Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan80,000Y10.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityMamP
Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan
M
Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan of Guatemala
T
Maya, Mopan6,500Y12.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityMaya, Mopan   
Maya-Tektitek7,100Y15.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityTektitekoP
Maya-Tektitek
 T
Pocomam31,000Y11.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityPoqomam   
Pocomam, Eastern24,000Y11.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityPoqomam   
Pocomam, Southern30,000Y12.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityPoqomam   
Pocomchi, Eastern64,000Y19.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityPoqomchi'P
Pocomchi, Eastern
M
Pocomchi, Eastern of Guatemala
T
Pocomchi, Western80,000Y15.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityPoqomchi' M
Pocomchi, Western of Guatemala
T
Quiche, Sacapulteco20,000Y7.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianitySakapulteko   
Quiche, San Andres37,000Y5.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityK'iche' M
Quiche, San Andres of Guatemala
T
Quiche, Sipacapa18,000Y14.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianitySipakapense   
Quiche, West Central436,000Y12.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityK'iche'P
Quiche, West Central
M
Quiche, West Central of Guatemala
T
Sipacapeno, Sipacapa Quiche3,900Y8.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Tacaneco37,000Y9.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityMam M
Tacaneco of Guatemala
T
Tzutujil86,000Y11.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityTz'utujilP
Tzutujil
M
Tzutujil of Guatemala
T
Tzutujil, Western65,000Y10.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityTz'utujilP
Tzutujil, Western
M
Tzutujil, Western of Guatemala
T
Uspantec2,100Y8.00 %99.00 %4 ChristianityUspanteko   
Total People Groups:   60 17,002,000 55     1     33 26 32
Unclassified / Other Individuals 3,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 17,005,000  
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Guatemala – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 1 1.7 % 900 0.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 1.7 % 0 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 27 45.0 % 1,262,000 7.4 %
  5 - Significantly reached 31 51.7 % 15,739,000 92.6 %
Totals 60   17,002,000  


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.
Guatemala – Languages
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Language
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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
Achiacr20NT
Akatekoknj10Complete
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp10Portions
Awakatekoagu10Complete
Ch'orti'caa10NT
Chujcac20Complete
Englisheng20Complete
Garifunacab10Complete
Guatemalan Sign Languagegsm10None
Ixilixl30NT
Jakaltekojac10Complete
K'iche'quc60Complete
Kaqchikelcak100Complete
Kaqchikel-Kiche Mixed Languageckz10Need?
Mammam70Complete
Maya, Mopanmop10NT
Poqomampoc30Portions
Poqomchi'poh20Complete
Q'anjob'alkjb10Complete
Q'eqchi'kek10Complete
Sakapultekoquv10Portions
Sipakapensequm10Portions
Spanishspa61Complete
Tektitekottc10NT
Tz'utujiltzj20NT
Uspantekousp10NT
Totals: 26 60 1   24 20 14 24 2
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Guatemala – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 22.5 %
(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.
Guatemala – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Guatemala. Ministries in the Guatemala 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 Guatemala   Ministries in Central and South America
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Country Level Ministries Size
All God's Children InternationalMedium
AMG InternationalLarge
BILD InternationalSmall
Calvary InternationalMedium
CAM InternationalMedium
Christ Mandate for MissionsMedium
Christians in Action Missions InternationalMedium
Commission to Every NationMedium
Compassion InternationalLarge
Eastern Mennonite MissionsMedium
Engineering Ministries InternationalSmall
Evangel Bible TranslatorsMedium
Evangelism Explosion InternationalMedium
Evangelistic Faith MissionsSmall
Faith Comes By HearingMedium
Fellowship International MissionMedium
Food for the HungryMedium
Global Outreach InternationalMedium
Global Outreach MissionMedium
Global Partners / Wesleyan World MissionsMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
Hope for the HungryMedium
Impact InternationalMedium
International Gospel OutreachMedium
International Partnership MinistriesMedium
International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchMedium
Living Water TeachingSmall
Luke Society, IncorporatedSmall
Map InternationalMedium
Missionary Ventures InternationalMedium
Missions DoorMedium
Navigators, International Missions GroupMedium
New Life Advance InternationalSmall
OC InternationalMedium
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church World WitnessSmall
Primitive Methodist Church USASmall
Reformed Church in AmericaMedium
Ripe for Harvest IncorporatedMedium
Spanish World MinistriesMedium
TearFund UKLarge
World Baptist Fellowship Mission AgencyMedium
World Relief USAMedium
World RenewMedium
World-Wide MissionsMedium
Ministries Listed:  44
 
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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Guatemala – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 17,002,000
Percent Urbanization 51 %
Total People Groups 60
Unreached People Groups 1
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Spanish
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 96.0%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 22.5%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.640 (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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