Country: Congo, Republic of the

Number of People Groups

71

People Groups Unreached

1 (1.4%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

4,795,000

Population in Unreached

11,000 (0.2%)

Literacy Rate

84 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

90.3%

% Evangelical

15.04%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Aboo, Teke-Laali 36,000 68,000 Teke-Eboo Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Arab 1,000 793,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 50.00 % 0.30 %
Babole 6,400 6,400 Dibole Christianity 80.00 % 23.00 %
Bakwele 14,000 22,000 Bekwel Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
Bangandu 1,300 9,900 Bangandu Christianity 70.00 % 22.00 %
Bangi 105,000 188,000 Bangi Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
Baya, Gbaya 5,400 517,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 %
Bomitaba 17,000 17,000 Bomitaba Christianity 78.00 % 30.00 %
Bomwali 49,000 59,000 Bomwali Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 %
Bongili 11,000 11,000 Bongili Christianity 78.00 % 20.00 %
Bonjo 5,300 5,300 Bonjo Christianity 75.00 % 32.00 %
Bulu Fang, Pidgin Bulu 5,300 1,177,000 Bulu Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 90.00 % 15.90 %
Dondo 109,000 109,000 Doondo Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
Fang, Pangwe 12,000 1,253,000 Fang Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
 French 11,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.40 %
 Hausa 11,000 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.09 % 0.04 %
Kaamba 2,700 2,700 Kaamba Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 %
 Kako 13,000 187,000 Kako Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 %
Keenge, Beembe 114,000 114,000 Beembe Christianity 74.80 % 3.00 %
Kituba, Monokutuba 1,761,000 1,761,000 Kituba Christianity 95.20 % 20.50 %
Kongo 24,000 4,433,000 Koongo Christianity 92.00 % 20.00 %
Kota 16,000 53,000 Kota Christianity 80.00 % 20.00 %
Koyo 1,300 1,300 Koyo Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
Kuba 52,000 52,000 Likuba Christianity 95.00 % 11.00 %
Kunyi 136,000 136,000 Kunyi Christianity 99.50 % 9.00 %
Kwala, Likouala 79,000 79,000 Likwala Christianity 85.00 % 6.00 %
Laali Teke 3,200 3,200 Teke-Laali Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
Lali 150,000 155,000 Laari Christianity 99.00 % 25.00 %
 Lingala, Ngala 204,000 4,330,000 Lingala Christianity 93.00 % 14.00 %
Lobala 27,000 130,000 Lobala Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
Lumbu 5,200 39,000 Lumbu Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 %
Makwa 42,000 42,000 Akwa Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 %
Mbamba 24,000 39,000 Ombamba Christianity 85.00 % 18.00 %
Mbangwe 2,600 5,600 Mbangwe Christianity 67.00 % 1.60 %
Mbanza 14,000 589,000 Mbandja Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 %
Mbede 105,000 184,000 Mbere Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 %
Mbosi 188,000 188,000 Mbosi Christianity 94.50 % 13.00 %
Mbuku 47,000 47,000 Mboko Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 %
Mbwisi 5,300 7,400 Bwisi Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 %
Moi 5,400 5,400 Moi Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 %
Monzombo 14,000 29,000 Monzombo Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 %
Ndasa 7,900 9,400 Ndasa Christianity 78.00 % 5.00 %
Ngbaka 6,300 1,754,000 Ngbaka Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 %
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka 157,000 313,000 Ngbaka Ma'bo Christianity 99.00 % 14.00 %
Ngom, Angom 7,000 21,000 Ngom Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 %
Ngundi 4,200 20,000 Ngundi Christianity 76.00 % 6.00 %
Ngwili, Ngiri 2,600 2,600 Ngbandi, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 22.00 %
Njyem 5,000 9,500 Njyem Christianity 93.00 % 7.00 %
 Nzebi 23,000 204,000 Njebi Christianity 75.00 % 14.00 %
 Nzime 2,700 32,000 Koonzime Christianity 93.00 % 7.00 %
Pol 9,400 74,000 Pol Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 %
 Portuguese 1,100 17,301,000 Portuguese Christianity 93.00 % 0.70 %
Punu 16,000 241,000 Punu Christianity 80.00 % 25.00 %
 Pygmy, Bayaka 37,000 59,000 Yaka Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 25.00 %
Pygmy, Gundi 2,800 19,000 Gundi Christianity 78.00 % 8.00 %
 Sango 116,000 655,000 Sango Christianity 75.00 % 23.00 %
Sundi 224,000 224,000 Suundi Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 %
Teke, Central - Njyunjyu 108,000 141,000 Teke-Nzikou Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
Teke, Eastern 64,000 172,000 Teke, Ibali Christianity 98.00 % 6.00 %
Teke, Northeast 103,000 103,000 Ngungwel Christianity 95.50 % 6.00 %
Teke, Northern 86,000 213,000 Teke-Tege Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 %
Teke, Southern 67,000 67,000 Teke-Kukuya Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 %
Teke, Tsaayi 144,000 203,000 Teke-Tsaayi Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 %
Teke-Fuumu 14,000 39,000 Teke-Fuumu Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
Teke-Tyee 22,000 22,000 Teke-Tyee Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 %
Tsangui 24,000 39,000 Tsaangi Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 %
Vili, Fioti 13,000 19,000 Vili Christianity 78.00 % 6.00 %
Wumbvu 10,000 42,000 Wumbvu Christianity 78.00 % 12.00 %
Yaka 35,000 35,000 Yaka Christianity 95.00 % 0.80 %
Yombe 51,000 1,206,000 Yombe Christianity 97.00 % 15.00 %
  Totals:  71 4,795,000       1   90.32 % 15.04 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 71,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 4,866,000              
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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
Akwa akw 1 0
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bangandu bgf 1 0
Bangi bni 1 0 New Testament
Beembe beq 1 0 New Testament
Bekwel bkw 1 0 Bible Portions
Bomitaba zmx 1 0
Bomwali bmw 1 0
Bongili bui 1 0 New Testament
Bonjo bok 1 0
Bulu bum 1 0 Complete Bible
Bwisi bwz 1 0
Dibole bvx 1 0
Doondo dde 1 0 Bible Portions
Fang fan 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gbaya, Northwest gya 1 0 Complete Bible
Gundi gdi 1 0
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Kaamba xku 1 0
Kako kkj 1 0 New Testament
Kituba mkw 1 0 New Testament
Koongo kng 1 0 Complete Bible
Koonzime ozm 1 0 New Testament
Kota koq 1 0 Bible Portions
Koyo koh 1 0
Kunyi njx 1 0
Laari ldi 1 0 New Testament
Likuba kxx 1 0 Bible Portions
Likwala kwc 1 0
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete Bible
Lobala loq 1 0 Bible Portions
Lumbu lup 1 0 Bible Portions
Mbandja zmz 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbangwe zmn 1 0
Mbere mdt 1 0
Mboko mdu 1 0
Mbosi mdw 1 0
Moi mow 1 0
Monzombo moj 1 0
Ndasa nda 1 0
Ngbaka nga 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngbaka Ma'bo nbm 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngbandi, Southern nbw 1 0 New Testament
Ngom nra 1 0 Bible Portions
Ngundi ndn 1 0
Ngungwel ngz 1 0 Bible Portions
Njebi nzb 1 0 New Testament
Njyem njy 1 0 Bible Portions
Ombamba mbm 1 0
Pol pmm 1 0
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Punu puu 1 0 Complete Bible
Sango sag 1 0 Complete Bible
Suundi sdj 1 0
Teke, Ibali tek 1 0 Bible Portions
Teke-Eboo ebo 1 0 Bible Portions
Teke-Fuumu ifm 1 0 Bible Portions
Teke-Kukuya kkw 1 0 Bible Portions
Teke-Laali lli 1 0
Teke-Nzikou nzu 1 0
Teke-Tege teg 1 0
Teke-Tsaayi tyi 1 0
Teke-Tyee tyx 1 0 Bible Portions
Tsaangi tsa 1 0
Unknown xxx 1 0
Vili vif 1 0
Wumbvu wum 1 0
Yaka iyx 1 0 Bible Portions
Yaka axk 1 0 Bible Portions
Yombe yom 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 71 71 1   8 15 21 50 3

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.0 %)
90.3 %
Ethnic Religions
7.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.6 %
Non-Religious
0.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
17.7 %
Protestant
12.0 %
Roman Catholic
52.9 %
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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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Congo, Republic of the. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Congo, Republic of the
  • Christian ministry in Congo, Republic of the
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Congo, Republic of the or West and Central Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Congo, Republic of the Size
African Enterprise Medium
African Leadership Small
Christian Blind Mission International Small
Global Outreach Mission Medium
SEL France Small
In West and Central Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Congo, Republic of the Statistics
People Groups 71
Unreached People Groups 1  (1.4%)
Population 4,795,000
Population in Unreached 11,000  (0.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1 to 2
Urbanization 65%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code CF
Official National Language French
Literacy Rate 84%
Estimated Illiterate Population 767,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 90.3%
Percent Evangelical 15.0%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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