Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples What is an Affinity Bloc?

Population

770,378,000

Number of People Clusters

54

People Groups (by Country)

3,105

Unreached People Groups

682 (22 %)
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People Cluster Population Progress
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Peoples
by Country
Unreached
by Country
% Groups
Unreached
Popl in
Unreached
% Popl in
Unreached
Primary
Religion
%
Christian
%
Evangelical
Adamawa-Ubangi 11,292,000 167 15 9.0 % 226,000 2.0 %    Christianity 68.3 % 22.7 %
Atlantic 6,635,000 70 27 38.6 % 904,000 13.6 %    Islam 14.4 % 2.3 %
Atlantic-Jola 669,000 21 10 47.6 % 73,000 10.9 %    Islam 18.0 % 0.7 %
Atlantic-Wolof 6,176,000 13 13 100.0 % 6,176,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.9 % 0.0 %
Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke 5,826,000 67 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 72.5 % 7.8 %
Bantu, Central-Congo 24,637,000 161 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 90.1 % 17.9 %
Bantu, Central-East 3,695,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 70.1 % 14.8 %
Bantu, Central-Lakes 61,321,000 101 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.8 % 28.2 %
Bantu, Central-Luba 14,704,000 16 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.2 % 18.8 %
Bantu, Central-South 26,469,000 133 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.2 % 20.3 %
Bantu, Central-Southeast 9,154,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 62.4 % 13.1 %
Bantu, Central-Southwest 11,133,000 28 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 94.4 % 19.4 %
Bantu, Central-Tanzania 22,219,000 57 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 58.4 % 12.5 %
Bantu, Chewa-Sena 19,801,000 30 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 80.8 % 17.7 %
Bantu, East-Coastal 4,805,000 25 6 24.0 % 614,000 12.8 %    Christianity 41.7 % 16.3 %
Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba 17,722,000 17 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 93.6 % 51.7 %
Bantu, Kongo 13,359,000 9 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.7 % 22.1 %
Bantu, Makua-Yao 27,927,000 47 5 10.6 % 734,000 2.6 %    Christianity 43.5 % 13.5 %
Bantu, Nguni 28,073,000 26 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.2 % 21.8 %
Bantu, Northwest 7,886,000 99 1 1.0 % 6,000 0.1 %    Christianity 90.1 % 15.9 %
Bantu, Shona 13,193,000 25 1 4.0 % 16,000 0.1 %    Christianity 69.7 % 23.2 %
Bantu, Sotho-Tswana 17,483,000 44 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.5 % 17.0 %
Bantu, Southeastern 1,238,000 2 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    E Ethnic Religions 40.2 % 14.7 %
Bantu, Swahili 10,069,000 47 46 97.9 % 10,067,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Benue 33,214,000 326 39 12.0 % 1,333,000 4.0 %    Christianity 75.6 % 22.7 %
Chadic 12,208,000 218 63 28.9 % 2,957,000 24.2 %    Islam 35.1 % 8.7 %
Fulani / Fulbe 36,459,000 54 53 98.1 % 36,399,000 99.8 %    Islam 0.6 % 0.2 %
Guera-Naba of Chad 406,000 6 6 100.0 % 406,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Guinean 39,336,000 163 10 6.1 % 661,000 1.7 %    Christianity 69.0 % 18.7 %
Gur 31,590,000 179 42 23.5 % 4,299,000 13.6 %    E Ethnic Religions 23.9 % 8.5 %
Hausa 39,851,000 19 19 100.0 % 39,851,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Igbo 29,643,000 16 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 97.0 % 35.5 %
Ijaw 3,294,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 97.7 % 31.9 %
Kanuri-Saharan 10,075,000 29 29 100.0 % 10,075,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Khoisan 2,050,000 63 7 11.1 % 32,000 1.6 %    Christianity 75.9 % 17.0 %
Kru 3,430,000 54 3 5.6 % 60,000 1.7 %    E Ethnic Religions 49.2 % 9.0 %
Malinke 11,533,000 57 52 91.2 % 11,081,000 96.1 %    Islam 1.4 % 0.4 %
Malinke-Bambara 5,008,000 16 14 87.5 % 4,866,000 97.2 %    Islam 4.0 % 1.4 %
Malinke-Jula 5,494,000 12 12 100.0 % 5,494,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.4 % 0.0 %
Mande 9,249,000 61 18 29.5 % 806,000 8.7 %    E Ethnic Religions 21.5 % 7.3 %
Nilotic 36,190,000 127 17 13.4 % 925,000 2.6 %    Christianity 75.0 % 28.8 %
Nuba Mountains 1,493,000 40 31 77.5 % 918,000 61.5 %    Islam 13.6 % 1.5 %
Nubian 3,202,000 28 28 100.0 % 3,202,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
Nupe 3,582,000 10 5 50.0 % 1,681,000 46.9 %    Islam 18.3 % 3.1 %
Ouaddai-Fur 3,808,000 36 34 94.4 % 3,775,000 99.1 %    Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
Pygmy 845,000 33 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    E Ethnic Religions 30.6 % 9.0 %
Sara-Bagirmi 3,392,000 35 4 11.4 % 118,000 3.5 %    Christianity 80.3 % 22.1 %
Songhai 5,998,000 23 23 100.0 % 5,998,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
Soninke 2,902,000 15 15 100.0 % 2,902,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
Sub-Saharan African, general 693,000 9 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 68.0 % 14.7 %
Sub-Saharan African, other 16,462,000 112 26 23.2 % 1,718,000 10.4 %    Christianity 66.2 % 14.2 %
Sudanic 11,269,000 84 2 2.4 % 59,000 0.5 %    Christianity 88.5 % 24.6 %
Susu 1,568,000 5 5 100.0 % 1,568,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
Yoruba 40,651,000 37 1 2.7 % 5,500 0.0 %    Christianity 62.5 % 34.5 %
Totals:  54 Clusters 770,378,000 14 3,105 682 22.0 % 159,997,000 20.8 %         

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