Panamanian of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 3,650

ROP3 Code: 114913
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Other Central American Indigenous
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Panama

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 1,275

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Brief Profile

Panamanians are immigrants from the small Central American nation of Panama and make up one of the smaller groups of Hispanics in the North America. More than other Hispanic groups, a significant percentage of Panamanians are black, with the remaining being Mestizo, or of mixed race, which is the largest ethnic group in Panama.

Although most Panamanians speak Spanish, they sometimes identify more with English speaking West Indian groups rather than with other Hispanic groups. The culture and customs are predominantly a mixture of Caribbean and Spanish elements. Many Panamanians have settled in large cities in North America.

The predominant religion of Panamanians is Roman Catholicism.

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 Panamanians are in need of hearing a message of grace through Jesus Christ.
  • That evangelical Spanish speakers in North America will intentionally engage Panamanians with the gospel message.


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CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON1,275