Country: Burundi

Number of People Groups

12

People Groups Unreached

3 (25.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

11,458,000

Population in Unreached

27,000 (0.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

92.6%

% Evangelical

29.91%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.8%
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 *
 Arab 3,200 408,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 115,000 46,968,000 Language unknown Christianity 90.46 % -
English-Speaking, general 500 50,000 English Christianity 73.00 % 20.00 % -
 French 1,900 50,163,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.50 % -
 Greek 800 10,261,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 % -
 Gujarati 12,000 2,409,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.60 % 0.20 % 1
Hutu, Rundi 9,547,000 11,054,000 Rundi Christianity 93.95 % 30.82 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 32,000 11,868,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 83.95 % 20.00 % -
 Lingala 2,500 4,397,000 Lingala Christianity 87.50 % 22.00 % -
 Pygmy, Twa 120,000 397,000 Kinyarwanda Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 7.00 % -
 Swahili 12,000 1,791,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tutsi 1,611,000 3,745,000 Rundi Christianity 93.15 % 30.05 % -
  Totals:  12 11,458,000         3 92.63 % 29.91 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 73,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 11,531,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Bubanza 496,000
Bujumbura Mairie 729,000
Bujumbura Rural 682,000
Bururi 459,000
Cankuzo 336,000
Cibitoke 675,000
Gitega 1,064,000
Karuzi 640,000
Kayanza 858,000
Kirundo 922,000
Makamba 632,000
Muramvya 430,000
Muyinga 927,000
Mwaro 401,000
Ngozi 970,000
Rutana 490,000
Ruyigi 588,000
Provinces:  17 11,299,000
UN Country Population 11,531,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 2,480.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 6,618.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 1,782.3 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 991.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
11,458,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Kinyarwanda kin 2 0 Complete Bible
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete Bible
Rundi run 2 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 10 12 3   7 8 8 9 6

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 29.9 %)
92.6 %
Ethnic Religions
3.7 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
3.5 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
8.4 %
Independent
2.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
11.9 %
Protestant
13.7 %
Roman Catholic
62.9 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Burundi
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Burundi Statistics
People Groups 12
Unreached People Groups 3  (25.0%)
Population 11,458,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.3%
Population in Unreached 27,000  (0.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 92.6%
Percent Evangelical 29.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.8%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 13%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code BY
Official Language(s) RundiFrench
Literacy Rate 85%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,719,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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