Country: Guatemala

Number of People Groups

60

People Groups Unreached

1 (1.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

18,177,000

Population in Unreached

1,000 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

95.30%

% Evangelical

24.96%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Achi, Cubulco 83,000 83,000 Achi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
 Achi, Rabinal 83,000 83,000 Achi Christianity 99.00 % 12.00 % -
 Aguacatec 13,000 13,000 Awakateko Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 513,000 193,448,000 English Christianity 82.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Palestinian 1,600 11,044,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 4.00 % -
 Black Carib, Garifuna 20,000 162,000 Garifuna Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 British 2,500 54,300,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
Cakchiquel, Acatenango 1,100 1,100 Kaqchikel Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Central 321,000 325,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 98.00 % 30.00 % -
Cakchiquel, Eastern 221,000 221,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 % -
Cakchiquel, Northern 84,000 84,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 95.00 % 13.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Santa Maria de Jesus 38,000 38,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Santo Domingo Xenacoj 13,000 13,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 % -
Cakchiquel, South Central 95,000 95,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 94.00 % 17.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Southern 106,000 106,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 99.00 % 19.00 % -
Cakchiquel, Southwestern Yepocapa 39,000 39,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 % -
 Cakchiquel, Western 170,000 170,000 Kaqchikel Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
Cakchiquel-Quiche Mixed Language-speaking 3,400 3,400 Kaqchikel-Kiche Mixed Language Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Chicomucelteco 100 2,800 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chorti 114,000 152,000 Ch'orti' Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
Chuj, San Mateo Ixtatan 47,000 50,000 Chuj Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
Chuj, San Sebastian Coatan 47,000 47,000 Chuj Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
 Deaf 137,000 48,207,000 Guatemalan Sign Language Christianity 96.12 % -
Guatemalan White 11,185,000 11,832,000 Spanish Christianity 96.00 % 29.67 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 3,700 79,910,000 Spanish Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 % -
Itza 3,000 3,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 12.00 % -
Ixil, Chajul 45,000 45,000 Ixil Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
 Ixil, Nebaj 45,000 45,000 Ixil Christianity 97.00 % 13.00 % -
 Ixil, San Juan Cotzal 45,000 45,000 Ixil Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
 Jacalteco 55,000 57,000 Jakalteko Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Jew, Spanish-speaking 1,000 301,000 Spanish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kanjobal, Eastern 212,000 303,000 Q'anjob'al Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kanjobal, Western 56,000 67,000 Akateko Christianity 99.00 % 8.00 % -
 Kekchi, Quecchi 1,396,000 1,416,000 Q'eqchi' Christianity 97.30 % 20.00 % -
 Kiche, Central 1,208,000 1,213,000 K'iche' Christianity 99.00 % 25.11 % -
Kiche, Cunen 8,900 8,900 K'iche' Christianity 90.00 % 45.00 % -
 Kiche, Eastern Chichicastenango 121,000 121,000 K'iche' Christianity 98.00 % 7.00 % -
 Kiche, Joyabaj 66,000 66,000 K'iche' Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
Kiche, San Andres 24,000 24,000 K'iche' Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kiche, West Central 283,000 283,000 K'iche' Christianity 96.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mam 315,000 329,000 Mam Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mam, Central 165,000 165,000 Mam Christianity 94.00 % 9.00 % -
Mam, Sacatepequez 18,000 18,000 Mam Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 % -
Mam, Southern 195,000 195,000 Mam Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 % -
 Mam, Tajumulco 58,000 58,000 Mam Christianity 97.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan 72,000 72,000 Mam Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Maya, Mopan 3,400 16,000 Maya, Mopan Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Maya-Tektitek 3,400 3,500 Tektiteko Christianity 94.00 % 15.00 % -
Pocomam 16,000 16,000 Poqomam Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 % -
Pocomam, Eastern 16,000 16,000 Poqomam Christianity 97.00 % 11.00 % -
 Pocomam, Southern 16,000 16,000 Poqomam Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 % -
 Pocomchi, Eastern 91,000 91,000 Poqomchi' Christianity 98.00 % 19.00 % -
Pocomchi, Western 91,000 91,000 Poqomchi' Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
Quiche, Sacapulteco 13,000 13,000 Sakapulteko Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
Quiche, Sipacapa 18,000 18,000 Sipakapense Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
Sipacapeno, Sipacapa Quiche 4,200 4,200 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
Tacaneco 34,000 36,000 Mam Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
 Tzutujil 108,000 108,000 Tz'utujil Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Uspantec 5,200 5,200 Uspanteko Christianity 99.00 % 8.00 % -
Xinca 24,000 24,000 Spanish Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  60 18,177,000         1 95.30 % 24.96 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 73,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 18,250,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Alta Verapaz 1,436,000
Baja Verapaz 353,000
Chimaltenango 728,000
Chiquimula 490,000
El Progreso 209,000
Escuintla 866,000
Guatemala 3,563,000
Huehuetenango 1,383,000
Izabal 483,000
Jalapa 405,000
Jutiapa 577,000
Petén 645,000
Quezaltenango 944,000
Quiché 1,122,000
Retalhuleu 386,000
Sacatepéquez 390,000
San Marcos 1,220,000
Santa Rosa 469,000
Sololá 499,000
Suchitepéquez 656,000
Totonicapán 495,000
Zacapa 236,000
Provinces:  22 17,555,000
UN Country Population 18,250,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 1,595.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 4,259.7 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 1,140.9 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 635.3 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
18,177,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Achi acr 2 0 Complete Bible
Akateko knj 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 0 Bible Portions
Awakateko agu 1 0 Complete Bible
Ch'orti' caa 1 0 New Testament
Chuj cac 2 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Garifuna cab 1 0 Complete Bible
Guatemalan Sign Language gsm 1 0 Translation Started
Ixil ixl 3 0 New Testament
Jakalteko jac 1 0 Complete Bible
K'iche' quc 6 0 Complete Bible
Kaqchikel cak 10 0 Complete Bible
Kaqchikel-Kiche Mixed Language ckz 1 0 Unspecified
Mam mam 7 0 Complete Bible
Maya, Mopan mop 1 0 New Testament
Poqomam poc 3 0 Bible Portions
Poqomchi' poh 2 0 Complete Bible
Q'anjob'al kjb 1 0 Complete Bible
Q'eqchi' kek 1 0 Complete Bible
Sakapulteko quv 1 0 Bible Portions
Sipakapense qum 1 0 Bible Portions
Spanish spa 7 1 Complete Bible
Tektiteko ttc 1 0 New Testament
Tz'utujil tzj 1 0 New Testament
Uspanteko usp 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 26 60 1   20 20 16 24 2

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 25.0 %)
95.3 %
Ethnic Religions
1.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
3.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
8.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
11.0 %
Protestant
21.0 %
Roman Catholic
59.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Guatemala Statistics
People Groups 60
Unreached People Groups 1  (1.7%)
Population 18,177,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.0%
Population in Unreached 1,000  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 95.3%
Percent Evangelical 25.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 51%
Continent North America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code GT
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 81%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,454,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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