Country: Rwanda

Number of People Groups


People Groups Unreached

3 (25.0%)

Total Population


Unreached Population

22,000 (0.2%)

% Professing Christian


% Evangelical

22.11 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Primary Religion % Professing
 Arab 2,600 973,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 89.00 % 26.90 %
Fleming 3,800 6,322,000 Vlaams Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
 French 600 49,054,000 French Christianity 69.00 % 1.00 %
 Gujarati, Indians 1,300 1,523,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.60 % 0.10 %
Hima 13,000 3,705,000 Nyankore Christianity 96.00 % 4.00 %
Hutu, Rundi 576,000 10,307,000 Rundi Christianity 92.00 % 24.00 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 10,369,000 11,512,000 Rwanda Christianity 90.00 % 22.80 %
 Lingala, Congolese 65,000 3,731,000 Lingala Christianity 96.00 % 18.00 %
 Pygmy, Twa 232,000 393,000 Rwanda Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 6.00 %
 Swahili 18,000 6,987,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tutsi 1,212,000 3,515,000 Rwanda Christianity 95.00 % 19.00 %
  Totals:  12 12,493,000       3   88.94 % 22.11 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 78,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 12,571,000                

0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 22.1 %)
88.9 %
Ethnic Religions
4.5 %
0.0 %
4.9 %
1.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
0.0 %

12.1 %
1.9 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
32.8 %
Roman Catholic
53.1 %

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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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 Rwanda. 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 Rwanda
  • Christian ministry in Rwanda
  • 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 Rwanda or East and Southern 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 East and Southern 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
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
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
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions 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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