People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Uruguayan of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 65,000

ROP3 Code: 110441
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Hispanic
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: Uruguay

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Majority Located Where

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 10,623

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 4,908

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 3,115

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 1,999

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 1,388

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Brief Profile

Uruguayans are one of the most homogeneous populations of South American immigrants, and are overwhelmingly of ethnically European descent.

They are one of the more recent groups of immigrants to the United States. Before 1960, the standard of living in Uruguay was strong, with many job opportunities, good education and a good healthcare system. The few Uruguayans that left the country migrated to Hispanic countries such as Argentina.

However, after 1960, the standard of living dropped due to serious economic and political problems during the decades of the 1960s and 1970s. This led to a major Uruguayan immigration to the United States and elsewhere, which included large numbers of well-educated professionals and the young. The high value given to higher education in Uruguay has led many students to migrate to the United States to study in American Universities.

Most Uruguayans find it easy to adapt to life in large cities in the United States due to the cosmopolitan lifestyle they are used to in Uruguay. While their native tongue is Spanish, many have had exposure to English in Uruguay, and as such, language issues are not a major obstacle for adaptation in American society. While more Uruguayans self-identify as Roman Catholic than anything else, many of these mix Catholicism with spiritist elements, and the number of people who do not identify with any religion or who are atheists is nearly as large.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Uruguayans to see their need for a Savior.
  • Pray for God to open the eyes of Uruguayans to the fact that He wants them to have a vital, living relationship with them.
  • Pray for God to raise up workers to reach Uruguayans with the gospel.
  • Pray for Uruguayan believers to have a good testimony and to be bold in their witness to their countrymen as well as to other peoples.


Learning Resources

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Other Resources

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Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
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Online Talking Bible - Spanish
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL10,623
United StatesNew YorkNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY4,908
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON3,115
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA1,999
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA1,388
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA1,284



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