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

Population

872,938,000

Number of People Clusters

54

People Groups (by Country)

3,077

Unreached People Groups

657 (21 %)

Map Notes
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
People Cluster Population Peoples
by Country
Unreached
by Country
% Groups
Unreached
Popl in
Unreached
% Popl in
Unreached
Progress
Scale
Primary
Religion
% Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Adamawa-Ubangi 12,057,000 166 11 6.6 % 172,000 1.4 %    Christianity 69.51 % 21.62 %
Atlantic 7,252,000 66 26 39.4 % 1,169,000 16.1 %    Islam 14.33 % 2.59 %
Atlantic-Jola 780,000 20 9 45.0 % 65,000 8.3 %    Islam 17.76 % 0.66 %
Atlantic-Wolof 6,896,000 14 14 100.0 % 6,896,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke 6,351,000 67 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 69.46 % 7.83 %
Bantu, Central-Congo 28,760,000 154 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.77 % 17.27 %
Bantu, Central-East 4,801,000 10 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 70.17 % 14.76 %
Bantu, Central-Lakes 68,490,000 101 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.02 % 30.52 %
Bantu, Central-Luba 18,641,000 18 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.21 % 18.84 %
Bantu, Central-South 32,681,000 134 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.75 % 22.19 %
Bantu, Central-Southeast 9,955,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 64.24 % 16.04 %
Bantu, Central-Southwest 13,918,000 21 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 95.47 % 20.36 %
Bantu, Central-Tanzania 29,114,000 57 2 3.5 % 710,000 2.4 %    Christianity 58.62 % 12.56 %
Bantu, Chewa-Sena 21,858,000 30 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 85.18 % 21.23 %
Bantu, East-Coastal 5,864,000 26 10 38.5 % 914,000 15.6 %    Christianity 41.22 % 15.79 %
Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba 19,520,000 19 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 93.67 % 57.76 %
Bantu, Kongo 16,191,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.21 % 21.70 %
Bantu, Makua-Yao 32,062,000 50 11 22.0 % 4,245,000 13.2 %    Christianity 42.85 % 17.29 %
Bantu, Nguni 31,375,000 26 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.46 % 22.49 %
Bantu, Northwest 11,526,000 102 1 1.0 % 5,100 0.0 %    Christianity 90.38 % 16.50 %
Bantu, Shona 14,105,000 26 1 3.8 % 19,000 0.1 %    Christianity 72.17 % 23.33 %
Bantu, Sotho-Tswana 19,720,000 43 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.60 % 14.46 %
Bantu, Southeastern 1,475,000 2 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Ethnic Religions 40.18 % 14.96 %
Bantu, Swahili 6,240,000 51 49 96.1 % 6,177,000 99.0 %    Islam 1.30 % 0.69 %
Benue 36,490,000 340 32 9.4 % 614,000 1.7 %    Christianity 76.14 % 25.52 %
Chadic 13,858,000 215 59 27.4 % 2,905,000 21.0 %    Christianity 38.89 % 10.18 %
Fulani / Fulbe 41,440,000 56 55 98.2 % 41,377,000 99.8 %    Islam 0.56 % 0.22 %
Guera-Naba of Chad 507,000 6 6 100.0 % 507,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.06 % 0.02 %
Guinean 43,188,000 168 10 6.0 % 764,000 1.8 %    Christianity 68.30 % 21.83 %
Gur 35,369,000 186 42 22.6 % 4,665,000 13.2 %    Islam 24.17 % 9.04 %
Hausa 46,109,000 19 19 100.0 % 46,109,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.15 % 0.10 %
Igbo 32,797,000 16 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 96.70 % 40.94 %
Ijaw 3,627,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 97.74 % 40.21 %
Kanuri-Saharan 11,314,000 28 27 96.4 % 11,276,000 99.7 %    Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Khoisan 2,201,000 56 8 14.3 % 37,000 1.7 %    Christianity 77.28 % 17.66 %
Kru 4,239,000 55 3 5.5 % 71,000 1.7 %    Ethnic Religions 48.46 % 9.02 %
Malinke 13,303,000 57 48 84.2 % 12,905,000 97.0 %    Islam 1.24 % 0.31 %
Malinke-Bambara 6,423,000 16 14 87.5 % 6,257,000 97.4 %    Islam 4.05 % 1.01 %
Malinke-Jula 5,794,000 11 11 100.0 % 5,794,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.33 % 0.02 %
Mande 10,879,000 63 17 27.0 % 853,000 7.8 %    Ethnic Religions 21.58 % 8.36 %
Nilotic 41,618,000 124 22 17.7 % 993,000 2.4 %    Christianity 73.04 % 27.22 %
Nuba Mountains 1,489,000 40 31 77.5 % 913,000 61.3 %    Islam 13.05 % 1.55 %
Nubian 2,727,000 28 28 100.0 % 2,727,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.25 % 0.04 %
Nupe 3,940,000 10 5 50.0 % 1,849,000 46.9 %    Islam 19.44 % 3.03 %
Ouaddai-Fur 3,760,000 36 35 97.2 % 3,743,000 99.5 %    Islam 0.06 % 0.02 %
Pygmy 924,000 28 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Ethnic Religions 31.84 % 9.23 %
Sara-Bagirmi 4,166,000 34 4 11.8 % 146,000 3.5 %    Christianity 54.74 % 12.19 %
Songhai 6,722,000 23 22 95.7 % 6,721,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.19 % 0.07 %
Soninke 3,344,000 15 15 100.0 % 3,344,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.24 % 0.02 %
Sub-Saharan African, general 1,000,000 10 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 64.82 % 12.17 %
Sub-Saharan African, other 15,777,000 76 2 2.6 % 68,000 0.4 %    Christianity 70.71 % 16.30 %
Sudanic 13,125,000 81 3 3.7 % 679,000 5.2 %    Christianity 84.51 % 23.90 %
Susu 1,344,000 5 5 100.0 % 1,344,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.17 % 0.02 %
Yoruba 45,831,000 39 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 62.60 % 44.22 %
Totals:  54 People Clusters 872,938,000 3,077 657 21.4 % 177,028,000 20.3 %    14      
Download Data Data Sources Definitions
Prayer Cards


Copyright © 2018 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.