Country: Cote d'Ivoire

Number of People Groups

106

People Groups Unreached

36

Total Population

20,646,000

Unreached Population

6,295,000

% Christian Adherent

32.7%

% Evangelical

7.6 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Abe, Abbey 234,000 Abe Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
 Abidji 74,000 Abidji Christianity 92.0 % 6.0 %
Abure, Eyive 81,000 Abure Christianity 92.0 % 7.0 %
Adjoukrou 123,000 Adioukrou Christianity 90.0 % 3.0 %
Aizi, Aproumu 8,000 Aizi, Aproumu Christianity 91.0 % 5.0 %
Aizi, Mobumrin 2,500 Aizi, Mobumrin Christianity 91.0 % 5.0 %
Aizi, Tiagbamrin 11,000 Aizi, Tiagbamrin Christianity 91.0 % 3.5 %
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 303,000 Akan Christianity 70.0 % 12.0 %
 Akan-Fante 20,000 Akan Christianity 60.0 % 3.5 %
Aladjan Jacquesville 34,000 Alladian Christianity 90.0 % 9.0 %
 Anyi, Agni 905,000 Anyin Christianity 55.0 % 10.0 %
Anyin, Morofo 357,000 Anyin Morofo Christianity 60.0 % 9.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 49,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Libyan 15,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 2.6 % 0.1 %
 Attie 561,000 Attie Christianity 70.0 % 10.0 %
Avikam, Brignan 31,000 Avikam Christianity 90.0 % 5.0 %
Bakwe 15,000 Bakwe Christianity 55.0 % 4.0 %
 Bambara, Bamanakan 71,000 Bamanankan Islam 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Banda, Nafana 83,000 Nafaanra E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.9 %
Baule, Bawule 4,017,000 Baoule Christianity 55.0 % 18.0 %
 Bete, Daloa 193,000 Bete, Daloa E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 8.0 %
Bete, Gagnoa 253,000 Bete, Gagnoa E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 7.0 %
Bete, Western, Guiberoua 193,000 Bete, Guiberoua E Ethnic Religions 39.0 % 9.0 %
 Birifor, Southern 6,400 Birifor, Southern E Ethnic Religions 13.0 % 2.0 %
 Bissa 111,000 Bisa E Ethnic Religions 23.0 % 6.0 %
Bondoukou Kulango 114,000 Kulango, Bondoukou E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.5 %
 Bozo 16,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brong, Abron 195,000 Abron E Ethnic Religions 43.0 % 4.0 %
Daho-Doo, Doba 5,400 Daho-Doo E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 7.0 %
Dan, Yakuba 1,303,000 Dan E Ethnic Religions 33.0 % 11.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 34.0 % 0.0 %
Deg, Mo 1,700 Deg E Ethnic Religions 23.0 % 5.0 %
 Dida, Lakota 139,000 Dida, Lakota Christianity 74.0 % 5.0 %
Dida, Yocoboue 155,000 Dida, Yocoboue Christianity 77.0 % 9.0 %
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 20,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.8 %
Ega 3,000 Ega Christianity 70.0 % 8.0 %
Eotile, Mekyibo 300 Beti Christianity 90.0 % 8.0 %
Esuma, Esooma 300 Baoule Christianity 93.0 % 7.0 %
 Ewe 14,000 Ewe Christianity 75.0 % 5.0 %
 French 32,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Fulani 419,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Fulani, Maasina 1,600 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
Gagu, Gban 61,000 Gban E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 1.0 %
 German 24,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Glaro-Twabo 5,100 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.0 % 6.0 %
Glio, Oubi 3,900 Glio-Oubi Christianity 55.0 % 4.0 %
 Godie 39,000 Godie Christianity 55.0 % 9.0 %
 Gouin, Cerma 2,700 Cerma E Ethnic Religions 11.0 % 8.0 %
Gouro, Kweni 507,000 Guro E Ethnic Religions 24.0 % 8.0 %
Grebo 62,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 65.0 % 9.0 %
Guere 369,000 We Southern E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
Gwa, Mbato 37,000 Mbato Christianity 90.0 % 4.0 %
 Hausa 121,000 Hausa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Jeri Kuo 33,000 Jeri Kuo Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Jula, Dyula 2,331,000 Jula Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Jula, Koyaga 74,000 Koyaga Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Jula, Odienne 129,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karaboro 7,100 Karaboro, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.6 %
 Khisa 7,900 Khisa Islam 1.0 % 0.6 %
Kla-Dan 25,000 Kla-Dan E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.0 %
 Koro, Koro Jula 50,000 Koro Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Kouya, Kouadia 15,000 Kouya E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 11.0 %
Krahn, Eastern 10,000 Krahn, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 9.0 %
 Krahn, Western 18,000 Krahn, Western E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.5 %
Krobu 15,000 Krobu Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
Kroumen, Tepo 42,000 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 75.0 % 4.0 %
Krumen, Northeastern 30,000 Krumen, Pye E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 8.0 %
 Krumen, Plapo 100 Krumen, Plapo Christianity 61.0 % 2.0 %
 Kulango, Bouna 211,000 Kulango, Bouna E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.8 %
Kwadia 1,200 Kodia Christianity 80.0 % 11.0 %
 Kyama, Ebrie 133,000 Ebrie Christianity 95.0 % 9.0 %
 Ligbi 6,300 Ligbi Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Lobi, Lobiri 236,000 Lobi E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.4 %
 Loma 2,900 Loma E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.2 %
Malinke, Ivorian 1,339,000 Jula Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Malinke, Mau 304,000 Mahou Islam 0.5 % 0.0 %
 Maninka, Eastern 23,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Mona, Mwan 20,000 Mwan E Ethnic Religions 24.0 % 3.0 %
 Mossi, Moore 1,190,000 Moore Christianity 52.0 % 16.0 %
Neho 14,000 Neyo E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ngan, Nguin 25,000 Beng E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.4 %
 Nyabwa-Nyedebwa 63,000 Nyabwa E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 4.0 %
Nzema, Appolo 99,000 Nzema Christianity 95.0 % 5.0 %
 Sefwi, Sehwi 14,000 Sehwi Christianity 55.0 % 8.0 %
 Senoufo, Dyimini 141,000 Senoufo, Djimini Islam 2.0 % 0.2 %
Senoufo, Niarafolo-Niafolo 62,000 Senoufo, Nyarafolo Islam 3.0 % 0.3 %
Senoufo, Palaka 11,000 Senoufo, Palaka Islam 3.0 % 1.0 %
 Senoufo, Shempire 136,000 Senoufo, Shempire E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.4 %
 Senoufo, Southern 1,238,000 Senoufo, Cebaara E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 1.0 %
 Senoufo, Supyire 81,000 Senoufo, Supyire E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.1 %
 Senoufo, Tagwana 205,000 Senoufo, Tagwana Islam 30.0 % 3.0 %
Senoufo, Tyelibele 40,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Islam 3.0 % 0.6 %
 Soninke, Sarakole 162,000 Soninke Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 2,100 Hindi Hinduism 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Tenbo, Loron 7,400 Teen E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.5 %
Tura, Toura 58,000 Toura E Ethnic Religions 21.0 % 4.0 %
 Vagla, Vagala, Sitigo 100 Vagla E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 3.0 %
Wan, Nwa 33,000 Wan E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.0 %
Wane 3,100 Wane E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 4.0 %
 Wassulu 23,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Western Guere, Wee 36,000 We Western E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 2.0 %
 Wobe 232,000 We Northern E Ethnic Religions 28.0 % 7.0 %
 Wolof 14,000 Wolof Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Worodougou 101,000 Worodougou Islam 0.8 % 0.2 %
 Yaure 41,000 Yaoure E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 6.0 %
 Yoruba 101,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.0 % 20.0 %
  Totals:  106 20,597,000 36     32.7 % 7.6 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.6 %)
32.7 %
Ethnic Religions
23.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
43.0 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
19.3 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
29.5 %
Roman Catholic
51.0 %
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.

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