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Paraguay
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Paraguay – 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
Ache, Guayaki1,600Y8.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityAcheP
Ache, Guayaki
  
Afro-Paraguayan68,000Y6.00 %100.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Americans, U.S.3,30028.90 %78.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Angaite4,400Y3.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsAngaite   
Anglo-Australian2,70014.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Australian
  
Arab, Lebanese5000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Ayore, Moro2,800Y20.00 %55.00 %5 ChristianityAyoreo   
Brazilian, Mestizo41,00026.00 %91.00 %5 ChristianityPortugueseP
Brazilian, Mestizo
  
Chamacoco2,000Y2.00 %45.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsChamacoco   
Chorote, Manjuy700Y14.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityChorote, Iyo'wujwa   
Chulupe, Nivacle15,000Y2.00 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNivacle   
DeafY2.50 %96.00 %4 ChristianityParaguayan Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Emok1,300Y1.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySpanish   
Enlhet8,700Y3.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityEnlhet   
Enxet7,000Y2.00 %70.00 %3 ChristianityEnxet   
German211,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Greek3,0000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Guana, Kaskiha300Y1.00 %60.00 %3 ChristianityGuana   
Guarani5,832,000Y7.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityGuarani, ParaguayanP
Guarani
  
Guarani, Ava7,800Y10.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianityGuarani, AvaP
Guarani, Ava
  
Guarani, Eastern Bolivian2,800Y5.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityGuarani, Eastern Bolivian   
Guarani, Mbya17,000Y2.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianityGuarani, MbyaP
Guarani, Mbya
  
Han Chinese, Mandarin11,0005.70 %10.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Italian40,0001.10 %82.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Japanese15,0000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Jew, Spanish Speaking900Y0.00 %0.20 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSpanish  T
Korean7,70016.80 %31.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Latin American White230,000Y6.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
Maka1,900Y7.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMakaP
Maka
  
Maskoy Pidgin6,900Y5.00 %100.00 %4 ChristianityGuarani, Paraguayan   
Mennonites45,0006.00 %93.00 %4 ChristianityPlautdietsch   
Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa9,100Y3.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityPai TavyteraP
Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa
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Pilaga Toba300Y2.00 %95.00 %3 ChristianityPilaga   
Polish2,7000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Portuguese6,8003.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Russian9001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Sanapana7,500Y4.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianitySanapana   
Tapiete, Guasurango2,500Y4.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityNandeva   
Toba Qom900Y50.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityTobaP
Toba Qom
  
Toba-Maskoy2,300Y3.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityToba-MaskoyP
Toba-Maskoy
 T
Ukrainian40,0003.80 %79.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
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Total People Groups:   41 6,664,000 26     2     23 0 10
Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 6,725,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Paraguay – 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 4.9 % 16,000 0.2 %
  2 - Minimally reached 3 7.3 % 18,000 0.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 9 22.0 % 73,000 1.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 20 48.8 % 6,499,000 97.5 %
  5 - Significantly reached 7 17.1 % 59,000 0.9 %
Totals 41   6,664,000  


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

Ache, Guayaki
1,600


Americans, U.S.
3,300


Anglo-Australian
2,700


Arab, Lebanese
500


© Copyrighted Photo
Brazilian, Mestizo
41,000


Deaf
Unknown


German
211,000


Greek
3,000


Guarani
5,832,000


Guarani, Ava
7,800


Guarani, Mbya
17,000


Han Chinese, Mandarin
11,000


Italian
40,000


Japanese
15,000


Korean
7,700


Maka
1,900


Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa
9,100


Polish
2,700


Portuguese
6,800


© Copyrighted Photo
Russian
900


© Copyrighted Photo
Toba Qom
900


Toba-Maskoy
2,300


Ukrainian
40,000

Paraguay People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Paraguay – 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
Acheguq10Portions
Angaiteaqt10None
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Ayoreoayo10NT
Chamacococeg10NT
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Chorote, Iyo'wujwacrq10Portions
Englisheng20Complete
Enlhetenl10Complete
Enxetenx10NT
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Guanagva10None
Guarani, Avanhd10Complete
Guarani, Eastern Boliviangui10Complete
Guarani, Mbyagun10Complete
Guarani, Paraguayangug20Complete
Italianita10Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Koreankor10Complete
Makamca10NT
Nandevatpj10None
Nivaclecag10Complete
Pai Tavyterapta10None
Paraguayan Sign Languagepys10Portions
Pilagaplg10NT
Plautdietschpdt10Complete
Polishpol10Complete
Portuguesepor20Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Sanapanaspn10Portions
Spanishspa41Complete
Tobatob10NT
Toba-Maskoytmf10None
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Totals: 35 41 2   30 24 17 33 12
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Paraguay – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 6.8 %
(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.
Paraguay – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Paraguay. Ministries in the Paraguay 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 Paraguay   Ministries in Central and South America
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Country Level Ministries Size
Apostolic Christian Church Foundation, Missionary CommitteeMedium
Bethany International MinistriesMedium
Church of God, Anderson, IndianaMedium
Encompass World PartnersMedium
Foursquare Missions InternationalMedium
International Partnership MinistriesMedium
Living Water TeachingSmall
Luke Society, IncorporatedSmall
Map InternationalMedium
Missionary Ventures InternationalMedium
South American MissionMedium
South American Mission SocietyMedium
South American Missionary SocietySmall
Spanish World MinistriesMedium
STEM InternationalSmall
The Brethren ChurchMedium
The Mission SocietyMedium
White FieldsMedium
World-Wide MissionsMedium
Ministries Listed:  19
 
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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Paraguay – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 6,664,000
Percent Urbanization 59 %
Total People Groups 41
Unreached People Groups 2
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Spanish
Secondary National LanguageGuarani, Paraguayan
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 94.8%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 6.8%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.676 (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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