Country: Central African Republic

Number of People Groups

85

People Groups Unreached

7

Total Population

4,787,000

Unreached Population

471,000

% Professing Christian

73.9%

% Evangelical

33.7 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Ali 49,000 Ali Christianity 88.0 % 18.0 %
 Arab, Shuwa 107,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Turku 4,800 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Azande, Zande 86,000 Zande Christianity 95.0 % 45.0 %
 Baggara, Fertit 24,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Banda, Togbo-Vara 17,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 27.0 %
Banda-Bambari, Linda 252,000 Banda-Bambari Christianity 92.0 % 39.0 %
Banda-Banda, Banda-Ndi 137,000 Banda-Banda Christianity 87.0 % 44.0 %
Banda-Dukpu, Yakwa 129,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Christianity 74.0 % 21.0 %
Banda-Langba 77,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.0 % 44.0 %
Banda-Langbashe, Langwasi 56,000 Langbashe Christianity 85.0 % 22.0 %
Banda-Mbres 59,000 Banda-Mbres Christianity 70.0 % 40.0 %
 Banda-Ndele 50,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 79.0 % 40.0 %
Banda-Ngbugu 125,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.0 % 45.0 %
Banda-Wojo, Dakpa 6,300 Banda, West Central Christianity 55.0 % 25.0 %
Banda-Yangere 37,000 Banda-Yangere Christianity 47.0 % 17.0 %
Bangi 9,800 Bangi Christianity 89.0 % 47.0 %
Baya, Gbaya 273,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 93.0 % 46.0 %
Benkonjo 2,800 Ukhwejo Christianity 77.0 % 16.0 %
Birri 6,200 Birri Christianity 95.0 % 33.0 %
Bofi 33,000 Bofi Christianity 88.0 % 26.0 %
Bokoto 172,000 Bokoto Christianity 89.0 % 46.0 %
Bomitaba 400 Bomitaba Christianity 55.0 % 6.0 %
Dagba 38,000 Dagba E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 20.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 76.4 % 32.3 %
Dendi 14,000 Dendi Christianity 69.0 % 23.0 %
English-Speaking, general 200 English Christianity 90.0 % 50.0 %
 French 22,000 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.2 %
 Fulani, Bagirmi 211,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Fulani, Nigerian 60,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Furu 5,600 Furu Islam 28.0 % 10.0 %
Gbanu, Banu 125,000 Gbanu Christianity 73.0 % 44.0 %
Gbaya, Southwest 257,000 Gbaya, Southwest Christianity 94.0 % 46.0 %
Gbaya-Bossangoa 240,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa Christianity 93.0 % 46.0 %
Gbaya-Bouzum 45,000 Gbaya-Bozoum Christianity 74.0 % 36.0 %
Gbayi 7,000 Gbayi Christianity 60.0 % 12.0 %
Geme, Jeme 700 Geme Christianity 95.0 % 19.0 %
Gobu 2,400 Gobu E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 10.0 %
Gula, Kara 18,000 Gula Islam 15.0 % 12.0 %
 Hausa 34,000 Hausa Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Kaba 98,000 Kaba E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 17.0 %
Kaba Dunjo, Sara 5,600 Sara Dunjo E Ethnic Religions 48.0 % 18.0 %
Kabba-Laka, Laka 2,900 Laka Christianity 60.0 % 40.0 %
 Kaka, Yaka 14,000 Kako E Ethnic Religions 48.0 % 15.0 %
Kara, Fertit 6,700 Kara Islam 25.0 % 15.0 %
Kari, Karre 122,000 Kare Christianity 59.0 % 32.0 %
Kpagua 4,900 Kpagua E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 6.0 %
Kpatili 6,300 Kpatili Christianity 60.0 % 19.0 %
Kresh 1,000 Gbaya Islam 15.0 % 3.0 %
 Lingala 14,000 Lingala Christianity 90.0 % 27.0 %
Lutos 24,000 Lutos E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 13.0 %
 Manja, Mandja 297,000 Manza Christianity 94.5 % 46.0 %
Mayeka 2,900 Mayeka Christianity 70.0 % 15.0 %
Mbangi 3,800 Mbangi Christianity 60.0 % 15.0 %
Mbanza 2,100 Mbandja Christianity 80.0 % 8.0 %
Mbati, Isongo 84,000 Mbati E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 9.0 %
Mbimu, Mbyemo 34,000 Mpiemo Christianity 92.0 % 40.0 %
Mbum 17,000 Mbum Christianity 70.0 % 27.0 %
Monzombo 2,200 Monzombo E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 3.0 %
Ngam, Ngama 25,000 Ngam Christianity 65.0 % 15.0 %
Ngando, Dingando 7,000 Ngando Christianity 93.0 % 17.0 %
Ngbaka Gbaya 3,700 Ngbaka Christianity 93.0 % 30.0 %
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka 120,000 Ngbaka Ma'bo Christianity 97.0 % 37.0 %
Ngbaka Manza 40,000 Ngbaka Manza Christianity 90.0 % 34.0 %
Ngombe, Ngombe-Kaka 2,000 Ngombe Christianity 53.0 % 18.0 %
Ngundi 15,000 Ngundi E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 34.0 %
 Nzakara, Sakara 70,000 Nzakara Christianity 94.0 % 26.0 %
Pana 114,000 Pana Christianity 68.0 % 23.0 %
Pande 14,000 Pande E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 13.0 %
Pygmy, Bamassa 14,000 Limassa E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 6.0 %
Pygmy, Banziri, Ganzi 2,000 Ganzi Christianity 75.0 % 8.0 %
 Pygmy, Bayaka, Binga 21,000 Yaka E Ethnic Religions 49.0 % 40.0 %
Pygmy, Buraka 3,500 Buraka E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 22.0 %
Pygmy, Gbanziri 20,000 Gbanziri E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 24.0 %
Pygmy, Gundi 15,000 Gundi E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 22.0 %
 Runga 30,000 Runga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sango 450,000 Sango Christianity 95.0 % 49.0 %
Sango Riverain 42,000 Sango, Riverain Christianity 88.0 % 49.0 %
Sara Kaba 19,000 Sara Kaba E Ethnic Religions 47.0 % 19.0 %
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 2,400 Sar Christianity 88.0 % 44.0 %
Sara Mbai 12,000 Mbay Christianity 95.0 % 45.0 %
Suma 70,000 Suma Christianity 87.0 % 45.0 %
Vale 7,500 Vale E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 6.0 %
Yakoma 129,000 Yakoma Christianity 70.0 % 27.0 %
Yulu, Youlou 5,600 Yulu Christianity 40.0 % 7.0 %
  Totals:  85 4,787,000 7     73.9 % 33.7 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 4,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 4,791,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.7 %)
73.9 %
Ethnic Religions
11.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
13.9 %
Non-Religious
0.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
17.3 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
21.1 %
Protestant
35.2 %
Roman Catholic
26.4 %
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

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