Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Nicaragua generally shares a similar history of Pentecostalism as its Central American neighbors. However, the 1979 Sandinista Revolution and subsequent current events have created a unique set of opportunities and challenges for Pentecostalism. Similar to the rest of Latin America, Nicaragua is historically Roman Catholic due to Spanish colonialism in the Western half of the country. The Atlantic Coast has a historical Protestant presence due to English colonialism, Moravian missions, and migration of freed slaves of African descent. Protest…

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Wingeier-Rayo, Philip, “Nicaragua”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20210810

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