Country: Cape Verde

Number of People Groups


People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge



Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent


% Evangelical


Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Primary Religion % Christian
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Balanta, Kentohe 52,000 486,000 Balanta-Kentohe Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Cape Verdean 420,000 762,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 97.78 % 10.11 % -
Deaf 4,100 46,963,000 Portuguese Sign Language Christianity 94.56 % -
 Fulani, Adamawa 62,000 5,080,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Christianity 79.00 % 4.05 % -
 Portuguese 10,000 17,644,000 Portuguese Christianity 97.00 % 0.30 % -
  Totals:  5 548,000       0   94.87 % 8.78 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 2,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 550,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
% Unreached
in Unreached
% Population
Country:   548,000 5 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 52,768.1 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 137,578.6 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 36,664.6 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 21,220.1 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
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Language Code # Peoples
# Unreached
NT Text
NT Audio
Jesus Film
Balanta-Kentohe ble 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Adamawa fub 1 0 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese Sign Language psr 1 0 Translation Needed
Totals: 5 5 0   2 2 4 4 1

0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.8 %)
94.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.9 %
0.0 %
2.5 %
0.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
0.0 %

0.0 %
2.8 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
5.1 %
Roman Catholic
92.2 %

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 Cape Verde. 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 Cape Verde
  • Christian ministry in Cape Verde
  • 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 Cape Verde or Africa, West and Central. 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 Cape Verde Size
Global Year Small
In Africa, West and Central 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
Cape Verde Statistics
People Groups 5
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 548,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 94.9%
Percent Evangelical 8.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.5%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 66%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code CV
Official Language(s) Portuguese
Literacy Rate 87%
Estimated Illiterate Population 71,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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Religious Freedom Report
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.