Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of

Number of People Groups

239

People Groups Unreached

4

Total Population

69,807,000

Unreached Population

211,000

% Christian Adherent

92.4%

% Evangelical

19.4 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (92.4%)

Official Language

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Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Aboo, Teke-Laali 27,000 Teke-Eboo Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
 Alur, Lur 950,000 Alur Christianity 96.0 % 22.0 %
Amba, Ruwenzori Kibira 5,100 Amba Christianity 92.0 % 4.0 %
Angba, Hanga 70,000 Ngelima Christianity 95.0 % 7.0 %
Apakabeti, Apagibete 40,000 Pagibete Christianity 82.0 % 16.0 %
 Arab 21,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Aushi, Northern Bemba 320,000 Aushi Christianity 97.0 % 18.0 %
Avukaya 48,000 Avokaya Christianity 85.0 % 5.0 %
 Azande, Zande 1,558,000 Zande Christianity 93.6 % 30.0 %
Baali, Kibala 86,000 Bali Christianity 95.0 % 20.0 %
Babango 3,500 Babango Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
Bamwe 46,000 Bamwe Christianity 95.0 % 20.0 %
Banda, Mid-Southern 4,200 Banda, Mid-Southern Christianity 95.0 % 4.0 %
Banda, South-Central 3,900 Banda, South Central Christianity 90.0 % 3.0 %
Banda, Togbo-Vara 27,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara Christianity 89.0 % 33.0 %
Banda-Langbashe, Langwasi 6,700 Langbashe Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
Bangba, Abangba 18,000 Bangba Christianity 75.0 % 5.0 %
Bangi, Bobangi 70,000 Bangi Christianity 97.0 % 17.0 %
 Bangobango 269,000 Bangubangu Islam 10.0 % 6.0 %
Barambu, Amiangba 48,000 Barambu Christianity 99.0 % 23.0 %
 Bari, Beri 21,000 Bari Christianity 92.0 % 3.0 %
Beeke 1,600 Beeke Christianity 99.0 % 4.0 %
 Bemba, Shila 431,000 Bemba Christianity 100.0 % 12.0 %
Bembe 454,000 Bembe Christianity 89.0 % 20.0 %
Bendi, Mabendi 58,000 Bendi Christianity 85.0 % 16.0 %
Binji 237,000 Binji Christianity 100.0 % 8.0 %
Binza, Monia 21,000 Libinza Christianity 99.0 % 8.0 %
Bira, Forest 67,000 Bila E Ethnic Religions 41.0 % 6.0 %
Boba, Likaw 53,000 Bomboma Christianity 98.0 % 16.0 %
Boko, Iboko 27,000 Boko Christianity 98.0 % 4.0 %
Bokoto 130,000 Bokoto Christianity 98.0 % 5.0 %
Boloki, River Ruki 5,400 Boloki Christianity 98.0 % 12.0 %
Bolondo 6,900 Bolondo Christianity 100.0 % 22.0 %
Boma Kasai, Buma 30,000 Boma Christianity 100.0 % 7.0 %
Bombongo 5,300 Bomboli Christianity 85.0 % 12.0 %
 Budu 324,000 Budu Christianity 90.0 % 33.0 %
Buela 11,000 Bwela Christianity 98.0 % 4.0 %
Buja 505,000 Budza Christianity 100.0 % 25.0 %
Bulia, Bolia 144,000 Bolia Christianity 100.0 % 5.0 %
Bushoong, Mbale 213,000 Bushoong Christianity 99.0 % 8.0 %
Buya 18,000 Buya Christianity 95.0 % 15.0 %
Buyi 14,000 Buyu Christianity 96.0 % 23.0 %
Buzaba, Budzaba 13,000 Bozaba Christianity 84.0 % 31.0 %
Bwa 323,000 Bwa Christianity 95.0 % 26.0 %
Bwile 17,000 Bwile Christianity 96.0 % 3.0 %
Bwisi, Talinga 42,000 Talinga-Bwisi Christianity 98.0 % 23.0 %
Chokwe, Kioko 941,000 Cokwe Christianity 94.0 % 19.0 %
 Coloured 130,000 French Christianity 95.0 % 12.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 92.2 % 0.0 %
Dongo 19,000 Dongo Christianity 76.0 % 9.0 %
Dzando, Maboko 14,000 Dzando Christianity 98.0 % 33.0 %
Dzing, Ding 211,000 Ding Christianity 99.0 % 7.0 %
 Efe 36,000 Efe Christianity 55.0 % 14.0 %
Ekonda 2,164,000 Mongo-Nkundu Christianity 98.5 % 20.0 %
Fleming 56,000 Vlaams Christianity 88.0 % 4.0 %
Foma, Fuma 18,000 Foma Christianity 98.0 % 7.0 %
 French 68,000 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.5 %
Fuliro, Fulero 407,000 Fuliiru Christianity 100.0 % 21.0 %
Furu 27,000 Furu Christianity 65.0 % 12.0 %
Gbati-Ri, Gbote 29,000 Gbati-ri Christianity 100.0 % 7.0 %
Gbendere 6,300 Yango E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 23.0 %
Genja, Gendza-Bali 91,000 Ligenza Christianity 99.0 % 14.0 %
Genya, Wagenia 22,000 Enya Christianity 95.0 % 7.0 %
Gilima 27,000 Gilima Christianity 84.0 % 15.0 %
Gobu, Ngobu 27,000 Gobu Christianity 84.0 % 15.0 %
 Greek 45,000 Greek Christianity 95.0 % 0.0 %
Hamba 18,000 Hamba Christianity 100.0 % 8.0 %
 Havu, Haavu 690,000 Havu Christianity 100.0 % 18.0 %
Hema, Congo Nyoro 171,000 Hema Christianity 95.0 % 20.0 %
Hima 3,600 Nyankore Christianity 99.0 % 4.0 %
Holoholo, Kalanga 21,000 Holoholo Christianity 97.0 % 7.0 %
Holu, Holo 6,500 Holu Christianity 85.0 % 4.0 %
Hunde, Kobi 500,000 Hunde Christianity 95.0 % 18.0 %
Hunganna, Hungaan 500 Hungana Christianity 100.0 % 4.0 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 331,000 Rwanda Christianity 80.0 % 7.0 %
 Jew, French 100 French E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Joba 19,000 Joba Christianity 99.0 % 9.0 %
Kabwari 11,000 Kabwari Christianity 98.0 % 4.0 %
Kaiku 18,000 Kaiku Christianity 90.0 % 6.0 %
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 29,000 Kakwa Christianity 73.0 % 5.0 %
Kaliko 15,000 Keliko Christianity 94.0 % 21.0 %
Kango-Tshopo 3,000 Kango E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 0.8 %
Kango-Uele 8,000 Kango Christianity 99.0 % 4.0 %
Kanu 12,000 Kanu Christianity 90.0 % 3.0 %
Kanyok, Kanioka 360,000 Kanyok Christianity 100.0 % 20.0 %
Kaonde, Kawonde 57,000 Kaonde Christianity 99.0 % 5.0 %
Kare, Li-Kari-Li 1,300 Kari Christianity 90.0 % 4.0 %
Kela, Lemba 608,000 Kela Christianity 95.0 % 15.0 %
Kele, Kili 400,000 Kele Christianity 94.0 % 31.0 %
Kete, Mbagani 11,000 Kete Christianity 100.0 % 4.0 %
Kinya-Mituku 70,000 Mituku Christianity 96.0 % 7.0 %
Koguru 700 Boguru Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
Kongo, Lower 1,623,000 Koongo Christianity 97.5 % 18.0 %
Kongo, San Salvador 736,000 Kongo, San Salvador Christianity 99.0 % 19.0 %
Kongo, Tuba 8,192,000 Kituba Christianity 83.8 % 19.0 %
 Konzo 262,000 Konzo Christianity 89.0 % 12.0 %
Kpala, Gbakpwa 6,300 Kpala Christianity 80.0 % 16.0 %
Kuba, Northern Luba 72,000 Luna Christianity 84.0 % 12.0 %
Kumu, Komo 596,000 Komo Christianity 95.0 % 26.0 %
Kunda, Seba 228,000 Seba Christianity 100.0 % 10.0 %
Kusu, Kutsu 86,000 Kusu Christianity 95.0 % 6.0 %
Kwami, Kwame 500 Kwami Christianity 95.0 % 20.0 %
Kwese, Pindi 88,000 Kwese Christianity 98.0 % 20.0 %
 Lala-Bisa 70,000 Lala-Bisa Christianity 99.5 % 6.0 %
Lalia 92,000 Lalia Christianity 100.0 % 5.0 %
 Lamba 28,000 Lamba Christianity 100.0 % 16.0 %
Lega, Shabunda Rega 945,000 Lega-Shabunda Christianity 92.0 % 20.0 %
Lele, Bashilele 86,000 Lele Christianity 100.0 % 7.0 %
Lendu, Baledha 1,154,000 Lendu Christianity 94.0 % 26.0 %
Lengola, Lengora 149,000 Lengola Christianity 90.0 % 22.0 %
Lese, Lissi 90,000 Lese Christianity 55.0 % 12.0 %
Likila, Bangela 11,000 Likila Christianity 99.0 % 4.0 %
Liko 116,000 Lika Christianity 92.0 % 24.0 %
Lingala 2,910,000 Lingala Christianity 90.1 % 24.0 %
Lobala 86,000 Lobala Christianity 85.0 % 17.0 %
Logo, Logo Kuli 406,000 Logo Christianity 96.0 % 40.0 %
Loi, Baloi 27,000 Baloi Christianity 97.0 % 5.0 %
Lombi, Rombi 20,000 Lombi Christianity 85.0 % 14.0 %
Lombo, Turumbu 33,000 Lombo Christianity 98.0 % 7.0 %
Lonzo 400 Lonzo Christianity 96.0 % 3.0 %
Luba, Luba-Bambo 2,712,000 Luba-Katanga Christianity 91.2 % 23.0 %
Luba-Hemba, Eastern Luba 248,000 Hemba Christianity 98.5 % 12.0 %
Luba-Lulua, Western Luba 7,559,000 Luba-Kasai Christianity 86.1 % 19.0 %
 Lugbara, High 489,000 Lugbara Christianity 94.0 % 30.0 %
 Lunda 161,000 Lunda Christianity 100.0 % 10.0 %
Lusengo, Poto 57,000 Lusengo Christianity 97.0 % 10.0 %
 Luvale, Lwena 165,000 Luvale Christianity 95.0 % 5.0 %
Lwalwa 69,000 Lwalu Christianity 99.5 % 6.0 %
Ma 13,000 Ma Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
Ma'adi, Olubo 65,000 Ma'di Christianity 83.0 % 5.0 %
Mabaale, Mbali 57,000 Mabaale Christianity 99.0 % 6.0 %
Mamvu 108,000 Mamvu Christianity 84.0 % 18.0 %
Mangbetu, Amangbetu 1,367,000 Mangbetu Christianity 98.0 % 20.0 %
Mangbutu, Wambutu 27,000 Mangbutu Christianity 92.0 % 22.0 %
Mashi, Shi 1,178,000 Shi Christianity 97.0 % 23.0 %
Mayeka 35,000 Mayeka Christianity 95.0 % 4.0 %
 Mayogo 180,000 Mayogo Christianity 99.0 % 28.0 %
Mba, Mbae 49,000 Mba Christianity 98.0 % 7.0 %
Mbala 639,000 Mbala Christianity 100.0 % 27.0 %
Mbanza 482,000 Mbandja Christianity 97.0 % 22.0 %
Mbesa 11,000 Mbesa Christianity 95.0 % 4.0 %
Mbo, Imbo 18,000 Mbo Christianity 98.0 % 7.0 %
Mbole 329,000 Mbole Christianity 98.0 % 14.0 %
Mbundu, Kimbundu 21,000 Kimbundu Christianity 95.0 % 10.0 %
Mfinu, Mfunuka 11,000 Mfinu Christianity 99.0 % 12.0 %
Moingi 5,700 Moingi Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
Mongo 2,248,000 Mongo-Nkundu Christianity 98.7 % 15.0 %
 Mono, Amono 145,000 Mono Christianity 95.0 % 34.0 %
Monzombo 11,000 Monzombo E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 8.0 %
 Moru, Kala Moru 15,000 Moru Christianity 90.0 % 6.0 %
Mpuon, Mbuun 527,000 Mpuono Christianity 99.0 % 11.0 %
Mundu, Mundo 5,300 Mundu Christianity 70.0 % 23.0 %
Mvuba, Bambuba 5,100 Mvuba E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 21.0 %
Mwenga Lega, Rega 65,000 Lega-Mwenga Christianity 75.0 % 15.0 %
Nande, Nandi 1,627,000 Nande Christianity 98.3 % 24.0 %
Ndaka, Ndaaka 40,000 Ndaka Christianity 96.0 % 5.0 %
Ndengese, Dengese 12,000 Dengese Christianity 98.0 % 4.0 %
Ndobo 14,000 Ndobo Christianity 98.0 % 4.0 %
Ndogo 5,600 Ndogo Christianity 69.0 % 2.0 %
Ndolo, Mosange 18,000 Ndolo Christianity 98.0 % 16.0 %
Ndunga, Bondonga 6,900 Ndunga Christianity 65.0 % 2.5 %
Ngala 1,047,000 Bangala Christianity 98.0 % 30.0 %
Ngando, Ngandu 346,000 Ngando Christianity 100.0 % 11.0 %
Ngbaka 1,467,000 Ngbaka Christianity 99.0 % 24.0 %
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka 25,000 Ngbaka Ma'bo E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.8 %
Ngbandi, Nabandi 359,000 Ngbandi, Northern Christianity 98.0 % 21.0 %
Ngbandi, Southern 204,000 Ngbandi, Southern Christianity 98.0 % 22.0 %
Ngbinda, Bangbinda 5,700 Ngbinda Christianity 99.0 % 4.0 %
Ngbundu 36,000 Ngbundu Christianity 95.0 % 22.0 %
Ngeti, South Lendu 180,000 Ngiti Christianity 75.0 % 18.0 %
Ngoli, Ngul 12,000 Ngul Christianity 98.0 % 4.0 %
 Ngombe 494,000 Ngombe Christianity 98.0 % 25.0 %
Ngongo 5,600 Ngongo Christianity 98.0 % 12.0 %
Ngundu 6,900 Ngundu Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
Nkutu, Nkutshu 128,000 Nkutu Christianity 99.0 % 16.0 %
Ntomba, Ntomba-Bolia 250,000 Ntomba Christianity 98.0 % 20.0 %
 Nyali, Huku 72,000 Nyali Christianity 96.0 % 18.0 %
Nyanga 243,000 Nyanga Christianity 88.0 % 27.0 %
Nyanga-Li 69,000 Nyanga-li Christianity 100.0 % 6.0 %
 Nyindu 11,000 Nyindu Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
Nzakara, Sakara 2,100 Nzakara Christianity 99.0 % 21.0 %
Okebu, Kebu 180,000 Ndo Christianity 98.0 % 23.0 %
Ombo, Songola 12,000 Ombo Christianity 99.0 % 4.0 %
 Omi 108,000 Omi Christianity 79.0 % 3.0 %
Pambia 50,000 Pambia Christianity 99.0 % 8.0 %
Pelende 12,000 Pelende Christianity 98.0 % 4.0 %
Pende, Phende 757,000 Phende Christianity 100.0 % 20.0 %
Peri, Pere 29,000 Bhele Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
 Plains Bira, Bera 208,000 Bera Christianity 92.0 % 25.0 %
Poke, Topoke 151,000 Poke Christianity 100.0 % 25.0 %
 Portuguese 4,500 Portuguese Christianity 92.0 % 0.3 %
Pygmy, Asua 35,000 Asoa Christianity 65.0 % 10.0 %
Pygmy, Bamassa 14,000 Limassa E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 6.0 %
 Pygmy, Bayaka, Binga 4,600 Banda, Mid-Southern Christianity 90.0 % 4.0 %
Pygmy, Buraka 1,700 Buraka E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 1.0 %
Pygmy, Gbanziri, Banziri 6,300 Gbanziri E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 11.0 %
Pygmy, Gundi 3,500 Gundi E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 0.8 %
Pygmy, Mbacca 3,300 Mbati E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 0.7 %
 Pygmy, Twa 35,000 Rwanda Christianity 80.0 % 7.0 %
Ruund, Kambove Lunda 209,000 Ruund Christianity 100.0 % 18.0 %
Saka, Sakata 177,000 Sakata Christianity 99.0 % 23.0 %
Salampasu, Bakwaluntu 165,000 Salampasu Christianity 100.0 % 5.0 %
Samba, Tsaam 5,800 Samba Christianity 99.0 % 4.0 %
Sanga, Luba Garenganze 777,000 Sanga Christianity 100.0 % 23.0 %
 Sango 1,400 Sango Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
Sengele, Sengere 23,000 Sengele Christianity 99.0 % 10.0 %
Sere, Sheri 8,700 Sere Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
Soko, So 20,000 So Christianity 96.0 % 7.0 %
Sonde, Soonde 131,000 Sonde Christianity 98.0 % 5.0 %
Songo 18,000 Songo Christianity 99.0 % 3.0 %
Songomeno 169,000 Songomeno Christianity 70.0 % 10.0 %
Songora, Songola 4,300 Songoora Christianity 95.0 % 4.0 %
Songye, Western Kalebwe 1,802,000 Songe Christianity 90.0 % 16.0 %
 South Asian, general 148,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.0 % 0.0 %
Suku 125,000 Suku Christianity 96.0 % 18.0 %
Sundi 489,000 Suundi Christianity 100.0 % 10.0 %
 Swahili, Central 42,000 Swahili Islam 4.0 % 0.7 %
Swahili, Congo, Ngwana 2,400 Swahili, Congo Islam 18.0 % 3.0 %
Tabwa, Taabwa 844,000 Taabwa Christianity 95.0 % 10.0 %
Tagbo, Tagba 23,000 Tagbu Christianity 69.0 % 4.0 %
Tara Baaka, Baka 2,200 Baka Christianity 95.0 % 34.0 %
Teke, Central 28,000 Teke-Nzikou Christianity 98.0 % 7.0 %
Teke, Eastern 91,000 Teke, Ibali Christianity 98.0 % 10.0 %
Teke, Wuumu 21,000 Teke-Fuumu Christianity 93.0 % 6.0 %
Tembo-Equateur 11,000 Tembo Christianity 97.0 % 6.0 %
Tembo-Kivu 243,000 Tembo Christianity 97.0 % 20.0 %
Tetela, Sungu 1,351,000 Tetela Christianity 96.0 % 22.0 %
Tiene, Tende 67,000 Tiene Christianity 99.0 % 26.0 %
Tutsi 321,000 Rwanda Christianity 95.0 % 19.0 %
 Vanuma 11,000 Vanuma Christianity 96.0 % 16.0 %
Wongo, Gongo 17,000 Wongo Christianity 100.0 % 16.0 %
Yaka, Laka 1,006,000 Yaka Christianity 100.0 % 18.0 %
Yakoma 14,000 Yakoma Christianity 70.0 % 2.0 %
Yamongeri 18,000 Yamongeri Christianity 98.0 % 7.0 %
Yansi 151,000 Yansi Christianity 99.0 % 7.0 %
Yela 91,000 Yela Christianity 100.0 % 7.0 %
Yombe, Bayombe 912,000 Yombe Christianity 99.0 % 22.0 %
Yulu 3,100 Yulu Christianity 65.0 % 2.5 %
Zimba 194,000 Zimba Christianity 96.0 % 7.0 %
  Totals:  239 69,718,000 4     92.4 % 19.4 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.4 %)
92.4 %
Ethnic Religions
4.8 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
1.6 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.8 %
Independent
23.2 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
7.3 %
Protestant
24.8 %
Roman Catholic
43.9 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Congo, Democratic Republic of. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Christian ministry in Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Congo, Democratic Republic of or West and Central Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In West and Central Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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