Affinity Bloc:  Sub-Saharan Peoples What is an Affinity Bloc?

Population

887,038,000

Number of People Clusters

54

People Groups (by Country)

3,083

Unreached People Groups

653 (21 %)

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People Cluster Population Peoples
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Unreached
by Country
% Groups
Unreached
Popl in
Unreached
% Popl in
Unreached
Progress
Scale
Primary
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% Professing
Christian
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Adamawa-Ubangi 12,364,000 167 11 6.6 % 175,000 1.4 %    Christianity 69.28 % 21.55 % 4
Atlantic 7,354,000 66 25 37.9 % 797,000 10.8 %    Islam 14.34 % 2.92 % 16
Atlantic-Jola 796,000 20 9 45.0 % 66,000 8.3 %    Islam 17.76 % 0.66 % 1
Atlantic-Wolof 7,010,000 14 14 100.0 % 7,010,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 140
Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke 6,452,000 67 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 69.46 % 7.83 % -
Bantu, Central-Congo 29,473,000 156 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.46 % 17.54 % -
Bantu, Central-East 4,899,000 10 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 70.17 % 14.76 % -
Bantu, Central-Lakes 69,426,000 101 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.91 % 31.40 % -
Bantu, Central-Luba 19,054,000 18 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 87.80 % 18.84 % -
Bantu, Central-South 33,556,000 135 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.06 % 22.46 % -
Bantu, Central-Southeast 10,404,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 64.77 % 19.19 % -
Bantu, Central-Southwest 14,218,000 21 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 95.47 % 22.53 % -
Bantu, Central-Tanzania 29,711,000 57 2 3.5 % 724,000 2.4 %    Christianity 58.53 % 12.55 % 14
Bantu, Chewa-Sena 21,973,000 30 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 85.23 % 21.75 % -
Bantu, East-Coastal 5,914,000 26 10 38.5 % 929,000 15.7 %    Christianity 41.41 % 15.89 % 19
Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba 19,860,000 19 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 93.67 % 63.62 % -
Bantu, Kongo 16,547,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.21 % 22.46 % -
Bantu, Makua-Yao 32,223,000 50 11 22.0 % 4,197,000 13.0 %    Christianity 42.84 % 18.32 % 84
Bantu, Nguni 31,622,000 26 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.45 % 24.31 % -
Bantu, Northwest 11,754,000 103 1 1.0 % 5,200 0.0 %    Christianity 90.39 % 18.13 % 1
Bantu, Shona 14,044,000 26 1 3.8 % 21,000 0.1 %    Christianity 72.64 % 23.70 % 1
Bantu, Sotho-Tswana 19,962,000 43 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.32 % 15.50 % -
Bantu, Southeastern 1,461,000 2 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Ethnic Religions 40.16 % 16.67 % -
Bantu, Swahili 6,352,000 51 49 96.1 % 6,289,000 99.0 %    Islam 1.30 % 0.69 % 126
Benue 37,650,000 342 35 10.2 % 801,000 2.1 %    Christianity 75.53 % 27.48 % 16
Chadic 13,689,000 215 58 27.0 % 2,894,000 21.1 %    Islam 37.87 % 10.22 % 58
Fulani / Fulbe 39,380,000 54 53 98.1 % 39,316,000 99.8 %    Islam 0.58 % 0.26 % 786
Guera-Naba of Chad 517,000 6 6 100.0 % 517,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.06 % 0.02 % 10
Guinean 43,782,000 168 10 6.0 % 774,000 1.8 %    Christianity 68.42 % 25.44 % 15
Gur 36,129,000 186 42 22.6 % 4,746,000 13.1 %    Islam 24.10 % 9.94 % 95
Hausa 49,156,000 18 18 100.0 % 49,156,000 100.0 %    Islam 2.57 % 1.69 % 983
Igbo 33,107,000 16 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 96.67 % 44.93 % -
Ijaw 5,707,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 97.48 % 40.35 % -
Kanuri-Saharan 11,508,000 28 27 96.4 % 11,469,000 99.7 %    Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 229
Khoisan 2,242,000 55 7 12.7 % 34,000 1.5 %    Christianity 77.33 % 17.69 % 1
Kru 4,304,000 55 3 5.5 % 73,000 1.7 %    Ethnic Religions 48.46 % 9.69 % 1
Malinke 13,529,000 57 48 84.2 % 13,125,000 97.0 %    Islam 1.26 % 0.34 % 262
Malinke-Bambara 6,551,000 16 14 87.5 % 6,382,000 97.4 %    Islam 4.05 % 1.01 % 128
Malinke-Jula 5,889,000 11 11 100.0 % 5,889,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.33 % 0.02 % 118
Mande 11,042,000 63 17 27.0 % 874,000 7.9 %    Ethnic Religions 21.57 % 9.26 % 17
Nilotic 42,582,000 126 21 16.7 % 962,000 2.3 %    Christianity 72.80 % 28.55 % 19
Nuba Mountains 1,514,000 40 31 77.5 % 930,000 61.4 %    Islam 13.05 % 1.55 % 19
Nubian 2,762,000 28 28 100.0 % 2,762,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.25 % 0.04 % 55
Nupe 4,003,000 10 4 40.0 % 121,000 3.0 %    Islam 19.44 % 3.26 % 2
Ouaddai-Fur 3,675,000 36 35 97.2 % 3,657,000 99.5 %    Islam 0.06 % 0.02 % 73
Pygmy 938,000 28 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Ethnic Religions 31.88 % 9.22 % -
Sara-Bagirmi 4,246,000 34 4 11.8 % 149,000 3.5 %    Christianity 54.74 % 12.19 % 3
Songhai 6,895,000 23 22 95.7 % 6,894,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.19 % 0.07 % 138
Soninke 3,421,000 16 16 100.0 % 3,421,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.24 % 0.02 % 68
Sub-Saharan African, general 1,002,000 10 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 64.82 % 12.20 % -
Sub-Saharan African, other 15,580,000 76 2 2.6 % 70,000 0.4 %    Christianity 70.16 % 18.80 % 1
Sudanic 13,420,000 81 3 3.7 % 693,000 5.2 %    Christianity 84.45 % 23.88 % 14
Susu 1,364,000 5 5 100.0 % 1,364,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.17 % 0.02 % 27
Yoruba 45,033,000 39 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 62.70 % 48.56 % -
Totals:  54 People Clusters 887,038,000 3,083 653 21.2 % 177,284,000 20.0 %    14       3,833
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