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

Population

864,488,000

Number of People Clusters

54

People Groups (by Country)

3,078

Unreached People Groups

658 (21 %)

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People Cluster Population Peoples
by Country
Unreached
by Country
% Groups
Unreached
Popl in
Unreached
% Popl in
Unreached
Progress
Scale
Primary
Religion
% Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
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Adamawa-Ubangi 11,937,000 167 11 6.6 % 171,000 1.4 %    Christianity 69.51 % 21.62 % 11
Atlantic 7,178,000 66 26 39.4 % 1,157,000 16.1 %    Islam 14.33 % 2.59 % 40
Atlantic-Jola 774,000 20 9 45.0 % 65,000 8.3 %    Islam 17.76 % 0.66 % 9
Atlantic-Wolof 6,826,000 14 14 100.0 % 6,826,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 141
Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke 6,289,000 67 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 69.46 % 7.83 % -
Bantu, Central-Congo 28,476,000 154 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.77 % 17.26 % -
Bantu, Central-East 4,754,000 10 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 70.17 % 14.76 % -
Bantu, Central-Lakes 67,748,000 101 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.01 % 30.51 % -
Bantu, Central-Luba 18,457,000 18 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.21 % 18.84 % -
Bantu, Central-South 32,381,000 134 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.75 % 22.19 % -
Bantu, Central-Southeast 9,861,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 64.25 % 16.04 % -
Bantu, Central-Southwest 13,786,000 21 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 95.47 % 20.35 % -
Bantu, Central-Tanzania 28,792,000 56 2 3.6 % 702,000 2.4 %    Christianity 58.67 % 12.57 % 14
Bantu, Chewa-Sena 21,645,000 30 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 85.19 % 21.23 % -
Bantu, East-Coastal 5,809,000 26 10 38.5 % 905,000 15.6 %    Christianity 41.24 % 15.80 % 22
Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba 19,373,000 19 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 93.67 % 57.76 % -
Bantu, Kongo 16,028,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.21 % 21.70 % -
Bantu, Makua-Yao 31,650,000 50 11 22.0 % 4,202,000 13.3 %    Christianity 42.78 % 17.22 % 88
Bantu, Nguni 31,123,000 26 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.46 % 22.50 % -
Bantu, Northwest 11,415,000 102 1 1.0 % 5,100 0.0 %    Christianity 90.37 % 16.50 % 1
Bantu, Shona 13,967,000 26 1 3.8 % 19,000 0.1 %    Christianity 72.17 % 23.32 % 1
Bantu, Sotho-Tswana 19,564,000 43 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.60 % 14.46 % -
Bantu, Southeastern 1,464,000 2 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Ethnic Religions 40.18 % 14.97 % -
Bantu, Swahili 6,180,000 51 49 96.1 % 6,118,000 99.0 %    Islam 1.30 % 0.69 % 147
Benue 36,146,000 340 33 9.7 % 668,000 1.8 %    Christianity 76.10 % 25.51 % 37
Chadic 13,736,000 215 58 27.0 % 2,818,000 20.5 %    Christianity 38.91 % 10.17 % 89
Fulani / Fulbe 41,028,000 56 55 98.2 % 40,965,000 99.8 %    Islam 0.56 % 0.22 % 835
Guera-Naba of Chad 503,000 6 6 100.0 % 503,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.06 % 0.02 % 13
Guinean 42,806,000 168 10 6.0 % 757,000 1.8 %    Christianity 68.31 % 21.84 % 18
Gur 35,195,000 186 42 22.6 % 4,620,000 13.1 %    Islam 24.14 % 9.02 % 110
Hausa 45,593,000 19 19 100.0 % 45,593,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.15 % 0.10 % 918
Igbo 32,472,000 16 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 96.70 % 40.94 % -
Ijaw 3,590,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 97.74 % 40.21 % -
Kanuri-Saharan 11,200,000 28 27 96.4 % 11,163,000 99.7 %    Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 230
Khoisan 2,179,000 56 8 14.3 % 37,000 1.7 %    Christianity 77.26 % 17.66 % 8
Kru 4,196,000 55 3 5.5 % 70,000 1.7 %    Ethnic Religions 48.46 % 9.02 % 3
Malinke 13,167,000 57 48 84.2 % 12,773,000 97.0 %    Islam 1.25 % 0.31 % 271
Malinke-Bambara 6,361,000 16 14 87.5 % 6,196,000 97.4 %    Islam 4.05 % 1.01 % 132
Malinke-Jula 5,736,000 11 11 100.0 % 5,736,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.33 % 0.02 % 116
Mande 10,777,000 63 17 27.0 % 852,000 7.9 %    Ethnic Religions 21.57 % 8.35 % 25
Nilotic 41,226,000 124 22 17.7 % 981,000 2.4 %    Christianity 73.04 % 27.24 % 32
Nuba Mountains 1,475,000 40 31 77.5 % 905,000 61.4 %    Islam 13.05 % 1.55 % 36
Nubian 2,700,000 28 28 100.0 % 2,700,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.25 % 0.04 % 64
Nupe 3,901,000 10 5 50.0 % 1,830,000 46.9 %    Islam 19.44 % 3.03 % 38
Ouaddai-Fur 3,723,000 36 35 97.2 % 3,706,000 99.5 %    Islam 0.06 % 0.02 % 85
Pygmy 913,000 28 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Ethnic Religions 31.84 % 9.23 % -
Sara-Bagirmi 4,125,000 34 4 11.8 % 145,000 3.5 %    Christianity 54.74 % 12.19 % 6
Songhai 6,655,000 23 22 95.7 % 6,653,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.19 % 0.07 % 144
Soninke 3,322,000 16 16 100.0 % 3,322,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.24 % 0.02 % 73
Sub-Saharan African, general 999,000 10 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 64.83 % 12.18 % -
Sub-Saharan African, other 15,646,000 76 2 2.6 % 67,000 0.4 %    Christianity 70.72 % 16.30 % 2
Sudanic 12,993,000 81 3 3.7 % 672,000 5.2 %    Christianity 84.51 % 23.90 % 14
Susu 1,331,000 5 5 100.0 % 1,331,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.17 % 0.02 % 29
Yoruba 45,301,000 39 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 62.61 % 44.21 % -
Totals:  54 People Clusters 864,488,000 3,078 658 21.4 % 175,241,000 20.3 %    14       3,802
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