Country: Central African Republic

Number of People Groups

86

People Groups Unreached

7

Total Population

4,699,000

Unreached Population

462,000

% Christian Adherent

74.0%

% Evangelical

33.7 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (74.0%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Ali 48,000 Ali Christianity 88.0 % 18.0 %
 Arab, Shuwa 105,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Turku 4,700 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Azande, Zande 85,000 Zande Christianity 95.0 % 45.0 %
 Baggara, Fertit 24,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Banda, Togbo-Vara 16,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 27.0 %
Banda-Bambari, Linda 247,000 Banda-Bambari Christianity 92.0 % 39.0 %
Banda-Banda, Banda-Ndi 134,000 Banda-Banda Christianity 87.0 % 44.0 %
Banda-Dukpu, Yakwa 127,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Christianity 74.0 % 21.0 %
Banda-Langba 75,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.0 % 44.0 %
Banda-Langbashe, Langwasi 55,000 Langbashe Christianity 85.0 % 22.0 %
Banda-Mbres 58,000 Banda-Mbres Christianity 70.0 % 40.0 %
 Banda-Ndele 49,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 79.0 % 40.0 %
Banda-Ngbugu 122,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.0 % 45.0 %
Banda-Wojo, Dakpa 6,200 Banda, West Central Christianity 55.0 % 25.0 %
Banda-Yangere 36,000 Banda-Yangere Christianity 47.0 % 17.0 %
Bangi 9,600 Bangi Christianity 89.0 % 47.0 %
Baya, Gbaya 268,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 93.0 % 46.0 %
Benkonjo 2,700 Ukhwejo Christianity 77.0 % 16.0 %
Birri 6,100 Birri Christianity 95.0 % 33.0 %
Bofi 32,000 Bofi Christianity 88.0 % 26.0 %
Bokoto 169,000 Bokoto Christianity 89.0 % 46.0 %
Bomitaba 400 Bomitaba Christianity 55.0 % 6.0 %
Dagba 37,000 Dagba E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 20.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 76.4 % 0.0 %
Dendi 14,000 Dendi Christianity 69.0 % 23.0 %
English-Speaking, general 200 English Christianity 90.0 % 50.0 %
 French 21,000 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.2 %
 Fulani, Bagirmi 207,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Fulani, Nigerian 59,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Furu 5,500 Furu Islam 28.0 % 10.0 %
Gbanu, Banu 122,000 Gbanu Christianity 73.0 % 44.0 %
Gbaya, Southwest 252,000 Gbaya, Southwest Christianity 94.0 % 46.0 %
Gbaya-Bossangoa 235,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa Christianity 93.0 % 46.0 %
Gbaya-Bouzum 45,000 Gbaya-Bozoum Christianity 74.0 % 36.0 %
Gbayi 6,800 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 33,000 Hausa Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Kaba 96,000 Kaba E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 17.0 %
Kaba Dunjo, Sara 5,500 Sara Dunjo E Ethnic Religions 48.0 % 18.0 %
Kabba-Laka, Laka 2,800 Laka Christianity 60.0 % 40.0 %
 Kaka, Yaka 14,000 Kako E Ethnic Religions 48.0 % 15.0 %
Kara, Fertit 6,600 Kara Islam 25.0 % 15.0 %
Kari, Karre 120,000 Kare Christianity 59.0 % 32.0 %
Kpagua 4,900 Kpagua E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 6.0 %
Kpatili 6,200 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 23,000 Lutos E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 13.0 %
 Manja, Mandja 291,000 Manza Christianity 94.5 % 46.0 %
Mayeka 2,800 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 82,000 Mbati E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 9.0 %
Mbimu, Mbyemo 33,000 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 %
Ngala, Bangala 14,000 Bangala Christianity 80.0 % 17.0 %
Ngam, Ngama 24,000 Ngam Christianity 65.0 % 15.0 %
Ngando, Dingando 6,800 Ngando Christianity 93.0 % 17.0 %
Ngbaka Gbaya 3,700 Ngbaka Christianity 93.0 % 30.0 %
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka 117,000 Ngbaka Ma'bo Christianity 97.0 % 37.0 %
Ngbaka Manza 40,000 Ngbaka Manza Christianity 90.0 % 34.0 %
Ngbandi 400 Ngbandi, Northern Christianity 60.0 % 30.0 %
Ngombe, Ngombe-Kaka 2,000 Ngombe Christianity 53.0 % 18.0 %
Ngundi 15,000 Ngundi E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 34.0 %
Nzakara, Sakara 68,000 Nzakara Christianity 94.0 % 26.0 %
Pana 112,000 Pana Christianity 68.0 % 23.0 %
Pande 13,000 Pande E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 13.0 %
Pygmy, Banziri, Ganzi 1,900 Ganzi Christianity 75.0 % 8.0 %
 Pygmy, Bayaka, Binga 21,000 Yaka E Ethnic Religions 49.0 % 40.0 %
Pygmy, Buraka 3,400 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 29,000 Runga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sango 442,000 Sango Christianity 95.0 % 49.0 %
Sango Riverain 41,000 Sango, Riverain Christianity 88.0 % 49.0 %
Sara Kaba 19,000 Sara Kaba E Ethnic Religions 47.0 % 19.0 %
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 2,300 Sar Christianity 88.0 % 44.0 %
Sara Mbai 11,000 Mbay Christianity 95.0 % 45.0 %
Suma 68,000 Suma Christianity 87.0 % 45.0 %
Vale 7,400 Vale E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 6.0 %
Yakoma 127,000 Yakoma Christianity 70.0 % 27.0 %
Yulu, Youlou 5,500 Yulu Christianity 40.0 % 7.0 %
  Totals:  86 4,695,000 7     74.0 % 33.7 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.7 %)
74.0 %
Ethnic Religions
11.0 %
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
17.4 %
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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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Central African Republic. 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 Central African Republic
  • Christian ministry in Central African Republic
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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