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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua – 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
Afro-Nicaraguan261,000Y18.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Afro-Nicaraguan
  
Americans, U.S.6,50028.90 %78.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
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Amerindian, Detribalized52,000Y3.50 %88.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Amerindian, Detribalized
  
Arab7001.00 %30.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab
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Black Carib, Garifuna3,400Y2.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityGarifunaP
Black Carib, Garifuna
  
DeafY0.01 %97.00 %3 ChristianityNicaraguan Sign LanguageP
Deaf
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Han Chinese, Mandarin13,0005.70 %7.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
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Matagalpa17,000Y3.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianitySpanishP
Matagalpa
  
Miskito215,000Y4.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityMiskitoP
Miskito
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Monimbo, Mangue20,000Y7.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Nicaraguan, Creole20,000Y10.00 %92.00 %4 ChristianityNicaragua Creole English   
Nicaraguan, Mestizo5,504,000Y32.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Nicaraguan, Mestizo
  
Rama1,100Y1.50 %85.00 %3 ChristianityRama   
Romani, Vlax13,0003.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityRomani, VlaxP
Romani, Vlax
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Romani, Vlax of Nicaragua
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Spaniard1,3001.00 %75.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Subtiaba11,000Y4.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish   
Sumu10,000Y1.40 %85.00 %3 ChristianityMayangna   
Ulwa400Y1.00 %85.00 %3 ChristianityUlwa   
Total People Groups:   18 6,149,000 13     0     12 1 6
Unclassified / Other Individuals 69,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 6,218,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Nicaragua – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 5.6 % 700 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 6 33.3 % 16,000 0.3 %
  4 - Partially reached 8 44.4 % 361,000 5.9 %
  5 - Significantly reached 3 16.7 % 5,772,000 93.9 %
Totals 18   6,149,000  


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.
Nicaragua – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Afro-Nicaraguan
261,000


Americans, U.S.
6,500


Amerindian, Detribalized
52,000


Arab
700


Black Carib, Garifuna
3,400


Deaf
Unknown


Han Chinese, Mandarin
13,000


Matagalpa
17,000


Miskito
215,000


Nicaraguan, Mestizo
5,504,000


Romani, Vlax
13,000


Spaniard
1,300

Nicaragua People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Nicaragua – Languages
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Language
# Unreached
Primary
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Online
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Recordings
Online
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Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Englisheng10Complete
Garifunacab10Complete
Mayangnayan10Complete
Miskitomiq10Complete
Nicaragua Creole Englishbzk10Portions
Nicaraguan Sign Languagencs10None
Ramarma10Need?
Romani, Vlaxrmy10NT
Spanishspa70Complete
Ulwaulw10Need?
Totals: 12 18 0   9 6 6 9 3
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Nicaragua – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 29.7 %
(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.
Nicaragua – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Nicaragua. Ministries in the Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua   Ministries in Central and South America
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Country Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Baptist Medical and Dental Mission InternationalMedium
Brethren in Christ World MissionsMedium
CAM InternationalMedium
Christ for the CityMedium
Christian Reformed World MissionsMedium
Commission to Every NationMedium
Compassion InternationalLarge
Equip, IncorporatedMedium
Food for the HungryMedium
Friends in Action, InternationalSmall
Full Gospel Evangelistic AssociationSmall
Global Outreach InternationalMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
Living Water TeachingSmall
Luke Society, IncorporatedSmall
Map InternationalMedium
Missionary Ventures InternationalMedium
Missions DoorMedium
Open Bible ChurchesSmall
Pentecostal Church of God World MissionsSmall
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church World WitnessSmall
Reformed Church in AmericaMedium
Rosedale Mennonite MissionsMedium
TearFund UKLarge
Village Ministries InternationalMedium
World ReliefLarge
World Relief USAMedium
Ministries Listed:  28
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
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 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:  35
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Nicaragua – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 6,149,000
Percent Urbanization 58 %
Total People Groups 18
Unreached People Groups 0
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Spanish
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 96.1%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 29.7%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.614 (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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