Country: Central African Republic

Number of People Groups

82

People Groups Unreached

7 (8.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,819,000

Population in Unreached

469,000 (9.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

70.5%

% Evangelical

31.56%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.3%
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 *
Ali 49,000 49,000 Ali Christianity 88.00 % 18.00 % -
 Arab, Turku 4,800 57,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azande 86,000 2,773,000 Zande Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
 Baggara, Fertit 24,000 37,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 107,000 3,762,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.11 % 0.05 % 2
Banda, Mid-Southern 129,000 137,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Christianity 74.00 % 21.00 % -
Banda, Togbo-Vara 17,000 53,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 27.00 % -
Banda, West Central 6,300 13,000 Banda, West Central Christianity 55.00 % 25.00 % -
Banda-Bambari, Linda 251,000 251,000 Banda-Bambari Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Banda-Banda, Banda-Ndi 136,000 140,000 Banda-Banda Christianity 87.00 % 44.00 % -
Banda-Langba 76,000 81,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 % -
Banda-Langbashe, Langwasi 56,000 65,000 Langbashe Christianity 85.00 % 22.00 % -
Banda-Mbres 59,000 67,000 Banda-Mbres Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 % -
 Banda-Ndele 49,000 51,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 79.00 % 40.00 % -
Banda-Ngbugu 124,000 124,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.00 % 45.00 % -
Banda-Yangere 37,000 37,000 Banda-Yangere Christianity 47.00 % 17.00 % -
Bangi 7,600 209,000 Bangi Christianity 92.00 % 9.00 % -
Baya, Gbaya 272,000 489,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 % -
 Benkonjo 2,800 2,800 Ukhwejo Christianity 77.00 % 16.00 % -
Birri 6,200 6,200 Birri Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 % -
Bofi 33,000 33,000 Bofi Christianity 88.00 % 26.00 % -
 Bokoto 172,000 172,000 Bhogoto Christianity 89.00 % 46.00 % -
Bomitaba 400 17,000 Bomitaba Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 % -
Dagba 39,000 56,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 20.00 % -
Deaf 48,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Christianity 76.37 % -
Dendi 14,000 14,000 Dendi Christianity 69.00 % 23.00 % -
 French 21,000 50,319,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 % -
 Fulani, Bagirmi 210,000 251,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 4
 Fulani, Nigerian 60,000 16,640,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 1
Furu 5,600 40,000 Furu Islam 28.00 % 10.00 % -
Gbanu 124,000 124,000 Gbanu Christianity 73.00 % 44.00 % -
Gbaya, Southwest 256,000 256,000 Gbaya, Southwest Christianity 94.00 % 46.00 % -
Gbaya-Bossangoa 239,000 255,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 % -
Gbaya-Bouzum 45,000 45,000 Gbaya-Bozoum Christianity 74.00 % 36.00 % -
Gbayi 6,900 6,900 Gbayi Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
Geme 700 700 Geme Christianity 95.00 % 19.00 % -
Gobu 2,400 36,000 Gobu Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 % -
Gula, Kara 18,000 20,000 Gula Islam 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Hausa 34,000 49,591,000 Hausa Islam 0.08 % 0.06 % 1
 Kaba 97,000 154,000 Kabba Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 17.00 % -
Kaba Dunjo, Sara 5,600 5,600 Kaba Naa, Sara Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 18.00 % -
Kabba-Laka 2,800 191,000 Laka Christianity 60.00 % 40.00 % -
 Kako 14,000 200,000 Kako Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 15.00 % -
Kara, Fertit 6,700 6,700 Kara Islam 25.00 % 15.00 % -
Kari 122,000 130,000 Kare Christianity 59.00 % 32.00 % -
Kpagua 4,900 4,900 Kpagua Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
Kpatili 6,300 6,300 Kpatili Christianity 60.00 % 19.00 % -
 Lingala 14,000 4,534,000 Lingala Christianity 90.00 % 27.00 % -
 Lutos 24,000 30,000 Lutos Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 13.00 % -
 Manja 296,000 310,000 Mandja Christianity 94.50 % 46.00 % -
Mayeka 2,900 48,000 Mayeka Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Mbangi 3,800 3,800 Mbangi Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
 Mbanza 2,100 635,000 Mbandja Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 % -
Mbati, Isongo 83,000 83,000 Mbati Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 9.00 % -
 Mbimu 33,000 44,000 Mpiemo Christianity 92.00 % 40.00 % -
Mbum 17,000 134,000 Mbum Christianity 70.00 % 27.00 % -
Monzombo 2,200 32,000 Monzombo Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.00 % -
Ngam 25,000 159,000 Ngam Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 % -
Ngando, Dingando 6,900 6,900 Ngando Christianity 93.00 % 17.00 % -
 Ngbaka Gbaya 3,700 1,891,000 Ngbaka Christianity 93.00 % 30.00 % -
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka 119,000 327,000 Ngbaka Ma'bo Christianity 97.00 % 37.00 % -
Ngbaka Manza 40,000 40,000 Ngbaka Manza Christianity 90.00 % 34.00 % -
Ngombe, Ngombe-Kaka 2,000 2,000 Ngombe Christianity 53.00 % 18.00 % -
Ngundi 15,000 20,000 Ngundi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 34.00 % -
 Nzakara, Sakara 69,000 72,000 Nzakara Christianity 94.00 % 26.00 % -
Pana 114,000 130,000 Pana Christianity 68.00 % 23.00 % -
Pande 9,700 9,700 Pande Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 13.00 % -
Pygmy, Bamassa 14,000 14,000 Limassa Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
Pygmy, Banziri 1,900 1,900 Ganzi Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 % -
 Pygmy, Bayaka 21,000 62,000 Yaka Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 40.00 % -
Pygmy, Buraka 3,500 5,600 Buraka Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 22.00 % -
Pygmy, Gbanziri 20,000 28,000 Gbanziri Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 24.00 % -
Pygmy, Gundi 15,000 18,000 Gundi Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 22.00 % -
 Runga 30,000 96,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sango 459,000 656,000 Sango Christianity 95.00 % 49.00 % -
Sango Riverain 42,000 42,000 Sango, Riverain Christianity 88.00 % 49.00 % -
Sara Kaba 19,000 19,000 Sara Kaba Ethnic Religions 47.00 % 19.00 % -
Sara Mbai 12,000 288,000 Mbay Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
Suma 69,000 69,000 Suma Christianity 87.00 % 45.00 % -
Vale 7,500 7,500 Vale Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 6.00 % -
Yakoma 129,000 147,000 Yakoma Christianity 70.00 % 27.00 % -
Yulu 5,600 20,000 Yulu Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 % -
  Totals:  82 4,819,000         7 70.46 % 31.56 % 11 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 11,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 4,830,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Bamingui-Bangoran 52,000
Bangui 756,000
Basse-Kotto 303,000
Haut-Mbomou 71,000
Haute-Kotto 109,000
Kémo 143,000
Lobaye 300,000
Mambéré-Kadéï 444,000
Mbomou 199,000
Nana-Grébizi 142,000
Nana-Mambéré 284,000
Ombella-M'Poko 434,000
Ouaka 337,000
Ouham 449,000
Ouham-Pendé 524,000
Sangha-Mbaéré 123,000
Vakaga 63,000
Provinces:  17 4,733,000
UN Country Population 4,830,000
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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 5,956.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 15,892.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 4,279.7 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 2,381.3 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
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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
Ali aiy 1 0 Translation Needed
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, Sudanese Creole pga 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Banda, Mid-Southern bjo 1 0 Translation Started
Banda, South Central lnl 2 0 Bible Portions
Banda, Togbo-Vara tor 1 0 Translation Started
Banda, West Central bbp 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Bambari liy 1 0 Bible Portions
Banda-Banda bpd 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Mbres bqk 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Ndele bfl 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Yangere yaj 1 0 Translation Needed
Bangi bni 1 0 New Testament
Bhogoto bdt 1 0 Bible Portions
Birri bvq 1 0 Unspecified
Bofi bff 1 0 Translation Needed
Bomitaba zmx 1 0 Translation Needed
Buraka bkg 1 0 Translation Started
Dagba dgk 1 0 New Testament
Dendi deq 1 0 Translation Needed
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Bagirmi fui 1 1 Translation Started
Fulfulde, Nigerian fuv 1 1 New Testament
Furu fuu 1 0 Translation Started
Ganzi gnz 1 0 Translation Needed
Gbanu gbv 1 0 Bible Portions
Gbanziri gbg 1 0 Translation Started
Gbaya, Northwest gya 1 0 Complete Bible
Gbaya, Southwest gso 1 0 New Testament
Gbaya-Bossangoa gbp 1 0 Bible Portions
Gbaya-Bozoum gbq 1 0 Translation Started
Gbayi gyg 1 0 Translation Needed
Geme geq 1 0 Translation Needed
Gobu gox 1 0 Translation Started
Gula kcm 1 0 Bible Portions
Gundi gdi 1 0 Translation Needed
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Kaba Naa, Sara kwv 1 0 New Testament
Kabba ksp 1 0 Complete Bible
Kako kkj 1 0 New Testament
Kara kah 1 0 Translation Needed
Kare kbn 1 0 New Testament
Kpagua kuw 1 0 Translation Needed
Kpatili kym 1 0 Translation Needed
Laka lap 1 0 New Testament
Langbashe lna 1 0 Translation Started
Limassa bme 1 0 Translation Needed
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete Bible
Lutos ndy 1 0 New Testament
Mandja mzv 1 0 Translation Started
Mayeka myc 1 0 Unspecified
Mbandja zmz 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbangi mgn 1 0 Translation Needed
Mbati mdn 1 0 Bible Portions
Mbay myb 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbum mdd 1 0 New Testament
Monzombo moj 1 0 Translation Needed
Mpiemo mcx 1 0 Bible Portions
Ngam nmc 1 0 New Testament
Ngando ngd 1 0 Translation Needed
Ngbaka nga 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngbaka Ma'bo nbm 1 0 New Testament
Ngbaka Manza ngg 1 0 Translation Needed
Ngombe nmj 1 0 Translation Needed
Ngundi ndn 1 0 Translation Started
Nzakara nzk 1 0 Bible Portions
Pana pnz 1 0 Bible Portions
Pande bkj 1 0 Translation Needed
Runga rou 1 1 Translation Needed
Sango sag 1 0 Complete Bible
Sango, Riverain snj 1 0 Translation Needed
Sara Kaba sbz 1 0 Translation Needed
Suma sqm 1 0 Translation Started
Ukhwejo ukh 1 0 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Vale vae 1 0 Translation Needed
Yaka axk 1 0 Bible Portions
Yakoma yky 1 0 Bible Portions
Yulu yul 1 0 Translation Needed
Zande zne 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 81 82 7   11 12 21 38 3

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 31.6 %)
70.5 %
Ethnic Religions
10.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
17.7 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
17.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
21.0 %
Protestant
34.7 %
Roman Catholic
25.6 %
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 82
Unreached People Groups 7  (8.5%)
Population 4,819,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.0%
Population in Unreached 469,000  (9.7%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 70.5%
Percent Evangelical 31.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 11
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 41%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code CT
Official Language(s) FrenchSango
Literacy Rate 57%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,072,000
Persecution Ranking 25 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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