Country: Central African Republic

Number of People Groups

83

People Groups Unreached

7 (8.4%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

5,071,000

Population in Unreached

500,000 (9.9%)

Literacy Rate

36 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

73.9%

% Evangelical

33.69%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Ali 52,000 52,000 Ali Christianity 88.00 % 18.00 %
 Arab, Turku 5,100 53,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Azande 92,000 2,788,000 Zande Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 %
 Baggara, Fertit 25,000 38,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 114,000 3,281,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.11 % 0.05 %
Banda, Mid-Southern 137,000 146,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Christianity 74.00 % 21.00 %
Banda, Togbo-Vara 18,000 53,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 27.00 %
Banda, West Central 6,700 14,000 Banda, West Central Christianity 55.00 % 25.00 %
Banda-Bambari, Linda 267,000 267,000 Banda-Bambari Christianity 92.00 % 39.00 %
Banda-Banda, Banda-Ndi 145,000 150,000 Banda-Banda Christianity 87.00 % 44.00 %
Banda-Langba 82,000 87,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 %
Banda-Langbashe, Langwasi 59,000 67,000 Langbashe Christianity 85.00 % 22.00 %
Banda-Mbres 63,000 73,000 Banda-Mbres Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 %
 Banda-Ndele 53,000 55,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 79.00 % 40.00 %
Banda-Ngbugu 132,000 132,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.00 % 45.00 %
Banda-Yangere 39,000 39,000 Banda-Yangere Christianity 47.00 % 17.00 %
Baya, Gbaya 290,000 517,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 %
Benkonjo 3,000 3,000 Ukhwejo Christianity 77.00 % 16.00 %
Birri 6,600 6,600 Birri Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 %
Bofi 35,000 35,000 Bofi Christianity 88.00 % 26.00 %
 Bokoto 183,000 183,000 Bhogoto Christianity 89.00 % 46.00 %
Bomitaba 400 17,000 Bomitaba Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 %
Dagba 42,000 58,000 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 46,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 50.00 %
 French 23,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 %
 Fulani, Bagirmi 224,000 261,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
 Fulani, Nigerian 64,000 13,709,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %
Furu 5,900 38,000 Furu Islam 28.00 % 10.00 %
Gbanu 132,000 132,000 Gbanu Christianity 73.00 % 44.00 %
Gbaya, Southwest 273,000 273,000 Gbaya, Southwest Christianity 94.00 % 46.00 %
Gbaya-Bossangoa 255,000 270,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 %
Gbaya-Bouzum 48,000 48,000 Gbaya-Bozoum Christianity 74.00 % 36.00 %
Gbayi 7,400 7,400 Gbayi Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 %
Geme 700 700 Geme Christianity 95.00 % 19.00 %
Gobu 2,500 35,000 Gobu Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 %
Gula, Kara 19,000 21,000 Gula Islam 15.00 % 12.00 %
 Hausa 36,000 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.08 % 0.06 %
 Kaba 104,000 156,000 Kabba Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 17.00 %
Kaba Dunjo, Sara 5,900 5,900 Kaba Naa, Sara Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 18.00 %
Kabba-Laka 3,000 176,000 Laka Christianity 60.00 % 40.00 %
 Kako 15,000 187,000 Kako Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 15.00 %
Kara, Fertit 7,100 7,100 Kara Islam 25.00 % 15.00 %
Kari 130,000 138,000 Kare Christianity 59.00 % 32.00 %
Kpagua 5,300 5,300 Kpagua Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 %
Kpatili 6,700 6,700 Kpatili Christianity 60.00 % 19.00 %
 Lingala 15,000 4,330,000 Lingala Christianity 90.00 % 27.00 %
 Lutos 25,000 31,000 Lutos Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 13.00 %
 Manja 316,000 329,000 Mandja Christianity 94.50 % 46.00 %
Mayeka 3,100 45,000 Mayeka Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 %
Mbangi 4,100 4,100 Mbangi Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 %
Mbanza 2,300 589,000 Mbandja Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 %
Mbati, Isongo 89,000 89,000 Mbati Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 9.00 %
 Mbimu 36,000 47,000 Mpiemo Christianity 92.00 % 40.00 %
Mbum 19,000 128,000 Mbum Christianity 70.00 % 27.00 %
Monzombo 2,400 29,000 Monzombo Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.00 %
Ngam 26,000 150,000 Ngam Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 %
Ngando, Dingando 7,400 7,400 Ngando Christianity 93.00 % 17.00 %
Ngbaka Gbaya 4,000 1,754,000 Ngbaka Christianity 93.00 % 30.00 %
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka 127,000 313,000 Ngbaka Ma'bo Christianity 97.00 % 37.00 %
Ngbaka Manza 43,000 43,000 Ngbaka Manza Christianity 90.00 % 34.00 %
Ngbandi 500 428,000 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 74,000 77,000 Nzakara Christianity 94.00 % 26.00 %
Pana 122,000 137,000 Pana Christianity 68.00 % 23.00 %
Pande 10,000 10,000 Pande Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 13.00 %
Pygmy, Bamassa 15,000 15,000 Limassa Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 %
Pygmy, Banziri 2,100 2,100 Ganzi Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 %
 Pygmy, Bayaka 22,000 59,000 Yaka Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 40.00 %
Pygmy, Buraka 3,700 5,700 Buraka Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 22.00 %
Pygmy, Gbanziri 21,000 29,000 Gbanziri Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 24.00 %
Pygmy, Gundi 16,000 19,000 Gundi Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 22.00 %
 Runga 32,000 93,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sango 478,000 655,000 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 12,000 267,000 Mbay Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 %
Suma 74,000 74,000 Suma Christianity 87.00 % 45.00 %
Vale 8,000 8,000 Vale Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 6.00 %
Yakoma 137,000 154,000 Yakoma Christianity 70.00 % 27.00 %
Yulu 5,900 20,000 Yulu Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 %
  Totals:  83 5,071,000       7   73.85 % 33.69 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 28,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 5,099,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Ali aiy 1 0
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 1 1 NT
Arabic, Sudanese Creole pga 1 1 Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 NT
Banda, Mid-Southern bjo 1 0
Banda, South Central lnl 2 0 Portions
Banda, Togbo-Vara tor 1 0
Banda, West Central bbp 1 0
Banda-Bambari liy 1 0
Banda-Banda bpd 1 0
Banda-Mbres bqk 1 0
Banda-Ndele bfl 1 0
Banda-Yangere yaj 1 0
Bhogoto bdt 1 0
Birri bvq 1 0
Bofi bff 1 0
Bomitaba zmx 1 0
Buraka bkg 1 0
Dagba dgk 1 0
Dendi deq 1 0
English eng 1 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Fulfulde, Bagirmi fui 1 1
Fulfulde, Nigerian fuv 1 1 NT
Furu fuu 1 0
Ganzi gnz 1 0
Gbanu gbv 1 0 Portions
Gbanziri gbg 1 0
Gbaya, Northwest gya 1 0 Complete
Gbaya, Southwest gso 1 0 NT
Gbaya-Bossangoa gbp 1 0 Portions
Gbaya-Bozoum gbq 1 0
Gbayi gyg 1 0
Geme geq 1 0
Gobu gox 1 0
Gula kcm 1 0
Gundi gdi 1 0
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete
Kaba Naa, Sara kwv 1 0 NT
Kabba ksp 1 0 Portions
Kako kkj 1 0 NT
Kara kah 1 0
Kare kbn 1 0 NT
Kpagua kuw 1 0
Kpatili kym 1 0
Laka lap 1 0 NT
Langbashe lna 1 0
Limassa bme 1 0
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete
Lutos ndy 1 0 Portions
Mandja mzv 1 0
Mayeka myc 1 0
Mbandja zmz 1 0 Complete
Mbangi mgn 1 0
Mbati mdn 1 0
Mbay myb 1 0 Complete
Mbum mdd 1 0 NT
Monzombo moj 1 0
Mpiemo mcx 1 0
Ngam nmc 1 0 NT
Ngando ngd 1 0
Ngbaka nga 1 0 Complete
Ngbaka Ma'bo nbm 1 0 Complete
Ngbaka Manza ngg 1 0
Ngbandi, Northern ngb 1 0 NT
Ngombe nmj 1 0
Ngundi ndn 1 0
Nzakara nzk 1 0
Pana pnz 1 0 Portions
Pande bkj 1 0
Runga rou 1 1
Sango sag 1 0 Complete
Sango, Riverain snj 1 0
Sara Kaba sbz 1 0
Suma sqm 1 0
Ukhwejo ukh 1 0
Unknown xxx 1 0
Vale vae 1 0
Yaka axk 1 0 Portions
Yakoma yky 1 0
Yulu yul 1 0
Zande zne 1 0 Complete
Totals: 82 83 7   8 14 22 38 4

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.7 %)
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
17.3 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
21.1 %
Protestant
35.2 %
Roman Catholic
26.4 %
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 83
Unreached People Groups 7  (8.4%)
Population 5,071,000
Population in Unreached 500,000  (9.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 14 to 21
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 3,245,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 73.9%
Percent Evangelical 33.7%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking 34 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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