Country: Central African Republic

Number of People Groups

84

People Groups Unreached

7 (8.3%)

Total Population

4,979,000

Population in Unreached

490,000 (9.8%)

% Professing Christian

73.9%

% Evangelical

33.64 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

36 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Ali 51,000 51,000 Ali Christianity 88.00 % 18.00 %
 Arab, Shuwa 112,000 3,182,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.11 % 0.05 %
 Arab, Turku 5,000 51,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azande, Zande 90,000 2,706,000 Zande Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 %
 Baggara, Fertit 25,000 38,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Banda, Togbo-Vara 17,000 51,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 27.00 %
Banda, West Central 6,500 14,000 Banda, West Central Christianity 55.00 % 25.00 %
Banda-Bambari, Linda 262,000 262,000 Banda-Bambari Christianity 92.00 % 39.00 %
Banda-Banda, Banda-Ndi 142,000 147,000 Banda-Banda Christianity 87.00 % 44.00 %
Banda-Dukpu, Yakwa 135,000 143,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Christianity 74.00 % 21.00 %
Banda-Langba 80,000 84,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 %
Banda-Langbashe, Langwasi 58,000 66,000 Langbashe Christianity 85.00 % 22.00 %
Banda-Mbres 62,000 72,000 Banda-Mbres Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 %
 Banda-Ndele 52,000 54,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 79.00 % 40.00 %
Banda-Ngbugu 130,000 130,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.00 % 45.00 %
Banda-Yangere 38,000 38,000 Banda-Yangere Christianity 47.00 % 17.00 %
Bangi, Bobangi 7,400 180,000 Bangi Christianity 92.00 % 15.00 %
Baya, Gbaya 284,000 685,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 %
Benkonjo 2,900 2,900 Ukhwejo Christianity 77.00 % 16.00 %
Birri 6,500 6,500 Birri Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 %
Bofi 34,000 34,000 Bofi Christianity 88.00 % 26.00 %
 Bokoto 180,000 180,000 Bhogoto Christianity 89.00 % 46.00 %
Bomitaba 400 15,000 Bomitaba Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 %
Dagba 39,000 54,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 20.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 76.37 % 32.30 %
Dendi 15,000 15,000 Dendi Christianity 69.00 % 23.00 %
English-Speaking, general 300 44,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 50.00 %
 French 22,000 49,462,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 %
 Fulani, Bagirmi 220,000 256,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
 Fulani, Nigerian 62,000 13,466,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %
Furu 5,800 37,000 Furu Islam 28.00 % 10.00 %
Gbanu, Banu 130,000 130,000 Gbanu Christianity 73.00 % 44.00 %
Gbaya, Southwest 268,000 268,000 Gbaya, Southwest Christianity 94.00 % 46.00 %
Gbaya-Bossangoa 249,000 264,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 %
Gbaya-Bouzum 47,000 47,000 Gbaya-Bozoum Christianity 74.00 % 36.00 %
Gbayi 7,300 7,300 Gbayi Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 %
Geme, Jeme 700 700 Geme Christianity 95.00 % 19.00 %
Gobu 2,500 34,000 Gobu Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 %
Gula, Kara 19,000 21,000 Gula Islam 15.00 % 12.00 %
 Hausa 35,000 40,829,000 Hausa Islam 0.08 % 0.06 %
 Kaba 102,000 153,000 Kabba Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 17.00 %
Kaba Dunjo, Sara 5,800 5,800 Kaba Naa, Sara Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 18.00 %
Kabba-Laka, Laka 3,000 171,000 Laka Christianity 60.00 % 40.00 %
 Kako 15,000 182,000 Kako Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 15.00 %
Kara, Fertit 7,000 7,000 Kara Islam 25.00 % 15.00 %
Kari, Karre 127,000 134,000 Kare Christianity 59.00 % 32.00 %
Kpagua 5,100 5,100 Kpagua Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 %
Kpatili 6,500 6,500 Kpatili Christianity 60.00 % 19.00 %
 Lingala 15,000 4,135,000 Lingala Christianity 90.00 % 27.00 %
 Lutos 25,000 30,000 Lutos Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 13.00 %
 Manja, Mandja 309,000 322,000 Mandja Christianity 94.50 % 46.00 %
Mayeka 3,000 43,000 Mayeka Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 %
Mbangi 4,000 4,000 Mbangi Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 %
Mbanza 2,200 569,000 Mbandja Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 %
Mbati, Isongo 87,000 87,000 Mbati Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 9.00 %
Mbimu, Mbyemo 35,000 45,000 Mpiemo Christianity 92.00 % 40.00 %
Mbum 18,000 125,000 Mbum Christianity 70.00 % 27.00 %
Monzombo 2,300 27,000 Monzombo Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.00 %
Ngam, Ngama 26,000 146,000 Ngam Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 %
Ngando, Dingando 7,300 7,300 Ngando Christianity 93.00 % 17.00 %
Ngbaka Gbaya 3,900 1,700,000 Ngbaka Christianity 93.00 % 30.00 %
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka 125,000 292,000 Ngbaka Ma'bo Christianity 97.00 % 37.00 %
Ngbaka Manza 42,000 42,000 Ngbaka Manza Christianity 90.00 % 34.00 %
Ngbandi 500 415,000 Ngbandi, Northern Christianity 98.00 % 16.00 %
Ngombe, Ngombe-Kaka 2,100 2,100 Ngombe Christianity 53.00 % 18.00 %
Ngundi 16,000 20,000 Ngundi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 34.00 %
 Nzakara, Sakara 73,000 75,000 Nzakara Christianity 94.00 % 26.00 %
Pana 119,000 134,000 Pana Christianity 68.00 % 23.00 %
Pande 14,000 14,000 Pande Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 13.00 %
Pygmy, Bamassa 15,000 15,000 Limassa Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 %
Pygmy, Banziri, Ganzi 2,000 2,000 Ganzi Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 %
 Pygmy, Bayaka, Binga 22,000 64,000 Yaka Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 40.00 %
Pygmy, Buraka 3,600 5,500 Buraka Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 22.00 %
Pygmy, Gbanziri 21,000 28,000 Gbanziri Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 24.00 %
Pygmy, Gundi 16,000 19,000 Gundi Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 22.00 %
 Runga 31,000 90,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sango 469,000 631,000 Sango Christianity 95.00 % 49.00 %
Sango Riverain 44,000 44,000 Sango, Riverain Christianity 88.00 % 49.00 %
Sara Kaba 20,000 20,000 Sara Kaba Ethnic Religions 47.00 % 19.00 %
Sara Mbai 12,000 259,000 Mbay Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 %
Suma 73,000 73,000 Suma Christianity 87.00 % 45.00 %
Vale 7,800 7,800 Vale Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 6.00 %
Yakoma 135,000 152,000 Yakoma Christianity 70.00 % 27.00 %
Yulu, Youlou 5,800 16,000 Yulu Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 %
  Totals:  84 4,979,000       7   73.86 % 33.64 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 19,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 4,998,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.6 %)
73.9 %
Ethnic Religions
11.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
13.9 %
Non-Religious
0.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
17.2 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
21.1 %
Protestant
35.1 %
Roman Catholic
26.3 %
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.

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Central African Republic Statistics
People Groups 84
Unreached People Groups 7  (8.3%)
Population 4,979,000
Population in Unreached 490,000  (9.8%)
Urbanization 40%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code CT
Official National Language French
Secondary National Language Sango
Literacy Rate 36%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,187,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 73.9%
Percent Evangelical 33.6%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking 26 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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