Baya, Gbaya in Central African Republic





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People Name General Baya
People Name in Country Baya, Gbaya
Population in Central African Republic 273,000
World Population 668,000
Countries 6
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gbaya, Gbea, Mbere Baya, Northwest Gbaya
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Baya
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 10742
Country Central African Republic
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bouar, Baboua, Bocaranga, Paoua subprefectures.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gbaya, Northwest
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gbaya, Northwest
For Primary Language: Gbaya, Northwest

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1933-1975)
New Testament Yes   (1968-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1995)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Gbaya Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Gbaya Bible Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Gbaya, Northwest Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 46.00 %)
93.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
15.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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