Ecuador

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Ecuador
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Ecuador: World Factbook, 2009[1]

Area

283,561 sq km[1]

Population

14,573,101 (July 2009 est.)[1]

Languages

Spanish (official), indigenous languages (especially Quechua)[1]

Religions

Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%[1]

Ethnicity

mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 65%, Amerindian 25%, Spanish and others 7%, black 3%[1]

Groups Associated with MWC

1 (2006)[2]

Membership in MWC Affiliated Churches

950 (2006)[2]

Ecuador is a country in South America with a population of 14,573,101 (July 2009 estimate).[1] It shares borders with the Pacific Ocean, Colombia and Peru. In 2006 there was two organized Anabaptist-related groups officially associated with Mennonite World Conference (MWC) with 950 total members.[2] Click the following link to learn more about other Anabaptist-related groups in the Caribbean, Central and South America.


Ecuador is considered a megadiverse country as it is home to thousands of species, making it a biodiverse country. It also has a strong presence of indigenous groups which have had great political impact in the past years. The current president is Rafael Correa whose attempt is to construct a "citizen´s revolution." Under Correa a new constitution emerged in which different parts of civil society participated and ellaborated a document that incorporates, for the first time in history, the "rights of Nature," or Pachamama. It is also an innovation in collective rights.

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Anabaptist-Related Groups

Annotated Bibliography

External Links

Ecuador on Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Ecuador," CIA World Factbook. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ec.html (accessed 5 January 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2006 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership," Mennonite World Conference. http://www.mwc-cmm.org/en15/PDF-PPT/2006mbictotal.pdf (accessed 5 January 2010).