Country: Benin

Number of People Groups

63

People Groups Unreached

13 (20.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

14,040,000

Population in Unreached

2,628,000 (18.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

31.55%

% Evangelical

7.45%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.3%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Aguna 22,000 41,000 Aguna Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 8.00 % -
Aja 1,123,000 1,380,000 Aja (Benin) Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 11.00 % -
 Anii 53,000 74,000 Anii Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Anufo 28,000 250,000 Anufo Islam 10.00 % 5.00 % -
 Batonu, Baruba 1,078,000 1,542,000 Baatonum Islam 16.40 % 13.00 % -
 Biali 189,000 200,000 Biali Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.00 % -
Boko, Bokonya 145,000 214,000 Boko (Benin) Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % -
Burusa, Bulba 3,100 3,100 Notre Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 25.00 % -
Cabe 3,600 3,600 Ede Cabe Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 % -
 Deaf 141,000 50,266,000 American Sign Language Christianity 39.89 % -
 Dendi, Dandawa 310,000 472,000 Dendi (Benin) Islam ☀︎ 0.07 % 0.03 % 6
Ede Nago 411,000 411,000 Nago, Southern Christianity 66.00 % 5.50 % -
Ede Nago, Kura 51,000 51,000 Ede Nago, Kura Islam 10.00 % 1.50 % -
 Ewe 181,000 6,793,000 Ewe Christianity 72.70 % 3.00 % -
 Fon 2,250,000 2,399,000 Fon Christianity 65.00 % 18.31 % -
 Foodo 50,000 51,000 Foodo Islam ☀︎ 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
 French 38,000 50,635,000 French Christianity 70.00 % 0.50 % -
 Fulani, Western 49,000 2,143,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Fulfulde, Borgu 735,000 864,000 Fulfulde, Borgu Islam 1.40 % 0.80 % 15
 Ga, Amina 14,000 1,085,000 Ga Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Gangam 41,000 119,000 Ngangam Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Gbe, Ayizo 562,000 562,000 Gbe, Ayizo Christianity 49.00 % 7.00 % -
 Gbe, Ci 51,000 51,000 Gbe, Ci Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Gbe, Defi 28,000 28,000 Gbe, Defi Christianity 66.60 % 4.00 % -
Gbe, Eastern Xwla 166,000 166,000 Gbe, Eastern Xwla Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  63 14,040,000         13 31.55 % 7.45 % 56 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 40,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 14,080,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Alibori 1,185,000
Atakora 1,055,000
Atlantique 1,910,000
Borgou 1,659,000
Collines 980,000
Donga 742,000
Kouffo 1,018,000
Littoral 928,000
Mono 679,000
Ouémé 1,503,000
Plateau 850,000
Zou 1,164,000
Provinces:  12 13,673,000
UN Country Population 14,080,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Aguna aug 1 0 Translation Started
Aja (Benin) ajg 1 0 New Testament
American Sign Language ase 1 0 Complete Bible
Anii blo 1 1 Bible Portions
Anufo cko 1 0 New Testament
Baatonum bba 1 0 Complete Bible
Biali beh 1 0 New Testament
Boko (Benin) bqc 1 0 Complete Bible
Dendi (Benin) ddn 1 1 New Testament
Ditammari tbz 1 0 Complete Bible
Ede Cabe cbj 1 0 Bible Portions
Ede Ica ica 1 0 Bible Portions
Ede Idaca idd 1 0 New Testament
Ede Ije ijj 1 0 Bible Portions
Ede Nago, Kura nqk 1 0 Bible Portions
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete Bible
Fon fon 1 0 Complete Bible
Foodo fod 1 1 Bible Portions
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Borgu fue 1 1 New Testament
Fulfulde, Western Niger fuh 1 1 New Testament
Ga gaa 1 0 Complete Bible
Gbe, Ayizo ayb 1 0 Translation Needed
Gbe, Ci cib 1 0 Translation Started
Gbe, Defi gbh 1 0 Translation Started
Gbe, Eastern Xwla gbx 1 0 Translation Started
Gbe, Gbesi gbs 1 0 Translation Needed
Gbe, Kotafon kqk 1 0 Translation Needed
Gbe, Maxi mxl 1 0 Bible Portions
Gbe, Saxwe sxw 1 0 New Testament
Gbe, Tofin tfi 1 0 Translation Started
Gbe, Waci wci 1 1 Translation Started
Gbe, Weme wem 1 0 Translation Started
Gbe, Western Xwla xwl 1 0 Translation Needed
Gbe, Xwela xwe 1 0 Translation Started
Gen gej 1 0 Complete Bible
Gourmanchema gux 1 0 Complete Bible
Gun guw 3 2 Complete Bible
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Ife ife 1 0 New Testament
Kabiye kbp 1 0 Complete Bible
Kyanga tye 1 1 Bible Portions
Lama las 1 0 New Testament
Lukpa dop 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete Bible
Mbelime mql 1 0 Bible Portions
Miyobe soy 1 0 New Testament
Mokole mkl 1 0 Complete Bible
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Nago, Northern xkb 1 0 Bible Portions
Nago, Southern nqg 1 0 Translation Started
Nateni ntm 1 0 New Testament
Ngangam gng 1 0 New Testament
Notre bly 1 0 Unspecified
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 New Testament
Tchumbuli bqa 1 0 Bible Portions
Tem kdh 1 0 New Testament
Waama wwa 1 0 New Testament
Yom pil 1 0 Complete Bible
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 61 63 13   26 40 33 56 4
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Benin Statistics
People Groups 63
Unreached People Groups 13  (20.6%)
Population 14,040,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.6%
Population in Unreached 2,628,000  (18.7%)
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Percent Christian Adherent 31.5%
Percent Evangelical 7.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 56
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 47%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BN
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 42%
Estimated Illiterate Population 8,143,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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