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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Paraguayan of Canada


People Group Info

Total Population: 3,425

ROP3 Code: 107877
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Guarani
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Paraguay

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 7,492

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC - 1,793

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 1,531

  Winnipeg, MB - 805

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 509

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Brief Profile

Paraguayans have a long history migrating to North America from Paraguay for various reasons but many were young people that wanted educational opportunities to get professional knowledge, skills and to have better jobs. Additionally, some of the immigrants arrived for political reasons or to escape civil riots.

They often assimilate within the larger Hispanic community maintaining speaking Spanish as their first language. However, Paraguayan Spanish is a version of the Spanish language spoken in Paraguay. The Guarani language is co-official with Spanish in Paraguay, and most Paraguayans speak both languages.

A large majority of Paraguayans are Roman Catholic. A small percentage are evangelical Christians.

Prayer Points

  • For God to reveal the truth of salvation through grace alone and not through acts of religious rituals.
  • That existing evangelical churches will recognize that Paraguayans are in need of hearing a message of grace through Jesus Christ.
  • That evangelical Spanish speakers in North America will intentionally engage Paraguayans with the gospel message.


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Online Talking Bible - Spanish
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Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
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Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish
Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaAbbotsford-MissionAbbotsford - MissionBC365
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA509
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL1,531
United StatesNew York New York-Newark-Jersey CityNY7,492
United StatesWashingtonWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC1,793
CanadaWinnipegWinnipegMB805



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