Country: Côte d'Ivoire

Number of People Groups

108

People Groups Unreached

35 (32.4%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

26,982,000

Population in Unreached

8,998,000 (33.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

31.08%

% Evangelical

9.71%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.0%
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 *
Abe, Abbey 289,000 289,000 Abe Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Abidji 92,000 92,000 Abidji Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 % -
Abure, Eyive 100,000 100,000 Abure Christianity 92.00 % 7.00 % -
Adjoukrou 169,000 169,000 Adioukrou Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
Aizi, Aproumu 10,000 10,000 Aizi, Aproumu Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 % -
Aizi, Mobumrin 3,200 3,200 Aizi, Mobumrin Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 % -
Aizi, Tiagbamrin 14,000 14,000 Aizi, Tiagbamrin Christianity 91.00 % 3.50 % -
 Akan 390,000 5,520,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
 Akan-Fante 26,000 3,431,000 Akan Christianity 60.00 % 3.50 % -
Aladjan Jacquesville 44,000 44,000 Alladian Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 % -
 Anyi 1,554,000 1,637,000 Anyin Christianity 55.00 % 19.00 % -
Anyin, Morofo 459,000 459,000 Anyin Morofo Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 62,000 7,268,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 19,000 2,699,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 2.60 % 0.10 % 1
 Attie 693,000 693,000 Attie Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Avikam, Brignan 40,000 40,000 Avikam Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
Bakwe 20,000 20,000 Bakwe Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bambara 11,000 6,574,000 Bamanankan Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Banda, Nafana 4,600 103,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Baule 4,175,000 4,207,000 Baoule Christianity 55.00 % 27.00 % -
 Bete, Daloa 248,000 248,000 Bete, Daloa Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bete, Gagnoa 326,000 326,000 Bete, Gagnoa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 % -
Bete, Western 248,000 248,000 Bete, Guiberoua Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 9.00 % -
 Birifor, Southern 8,200 209,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 2.00 % -
 Bissa 143,000 1,068,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bondoukou Kulango 147,000 190,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 3
 Bozo, Sorogoye 21,000 400,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 1,700 54,225,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Brong 241,000 1,707,000 Abron Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 4.00 % -
Daho-Doo, Doba 7,000 7,000 Daho-Doo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
Dan, Yakuba 1,665,000 1,934,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 15.00 % -
Deaf 271,000 48,207,000 Language unknown Islam 33.64 % -
 Deg, Mo 2,200 55,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 5.00 % -
 Dida, Lakota 179,000 179,000 Dida, Lakota Christianity 74.00 % 5.00 % -
Dida, Yocoboue 199,000 199,000 Dida, Yocoboue Christianity 77.00 % 9.00 % -
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 26,000 320,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.80 % -
Ega 3,900 3,900 Ega Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Eotile, Mekyibo 7,500 7,500 Anyin Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
Esuma 400 400 Baoule Christianity 93.00 % 7.00 % -
 Ewe 18,000 6,200,000 Ewe Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
 French 42,000 50,605,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani 539,000 5,341,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Fulani, Maasina 517,000 1,823,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 10
Gagu 78,000 78,000 Gban Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 31,000 66,447,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Glaro-Twabo 6,500 15,000 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 % -
Glio, Oubi 5,100 13,000 Glio-Oubi Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
 Godie 50,000 50,000 Godie Christianity 55.00 % 9.00 % -
 Gouin 3,400 78,000 Cerma Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 8.00 % -
 Gouro, Kweni 652,000 652,000 Guro Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 8.00 % -
Grebo, Seaside 77,000 193,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 % -
Guebie 8,500 8,500 Guebie Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.00 % -
Guere 455,000 455,000 We Southern Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Hausa 1,125,000 51,752,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 22
Jeri Kuo 42,000 42,000 Jeri Kuo Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Jula, Dyula 2,712,000 5,073,000 Jula Islam 0.60 % 0.50 % 54
Jula, Koyaga 91,000 91,000 Koyaga Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 2
 Jula, Odienne 159,000 159,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Karaboro, Eastern 9,100 81,000 Karaboro, Eastern Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Khisa 10,000 17,000 Khisa Islam 1.00 % 0.60 % 1
Kla-Dan 32,000 33,000 Kla-Dan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Koro, Koro Jula 65,000 65,000 Koro Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Kouya, Kouadia 19,000 19,000 Kouya Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.00 % -
Krahn, Eastern 13,000 112,000 Krahn, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.00 % -
 Krahn, Western 23,000 124,000 Krahn, Western Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
Krobu 19,000 19,000 Krobu Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
Krumen, Northeastern 38,000 38,000 Krumen, Pye Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
 Krumen, Plapo 200 200 Krumen, Plapo Christianity 61.00 % 2.00 % -
Krumen, Tepo 54,000 60,000 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
 Kulango, Bouna 271,000 305,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 % 5
Kwadia 1,600 1,600 Kodia Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 % -
 Kyama, Ebrie 164,000 164,000 Ebrie Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
 Ligbi 8,100 32,000 Ligbi Islam 3.00 % 2.67 % -
 Lobi 346,000 674,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 1.60 % 1.40 % 7
 Loma 3,800 3,800 Loma Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Malinke, Ivorian 1,603,000 1,603,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 32
 Malinke, Mau 391,000 391,000 Mahou Islam 0.50 % 0.03 % 8
 Maninka, Eastern 29,000 4,122,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Mona, Mwan 26,000 26,000 Mwan Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 3.00 % -
 Mossi 1,531,000 12,799,000 Moore Christianity 52.00 % 21.00 % -
Neho 18,000 18,000 Neyo Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Ngan 32,000 32,000 Beng Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
Ngen 900 900 Ngen Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Nglwa, Mbato 48,000 48,000 Mbato Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
 Nyabwa-Nyedebwa 81,000 81,000 Nyabwa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
Nzema, Appolo 127,000 499,000 Nzema Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % -
 Sefwi 18,000 420,000 Esahie Christianity 55.00 % 8.00 % -
 Senoufo, Dyimini 181,000 181,000 Senoufo, Djimini Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 4
Senoufo, Niarafolo-Niafolo 79,000 79,000 Senoufo, Nyarafolo Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 2
Senoufo, Palaka 14,000 14,000 Senoufo, Palaka Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Senoufo, Shempire 175,000 198,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Senoufo, Southern 1,592,000 1,599,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Senoufo, Supyire 104,000 624,000 Senoufo, Supyire Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.10 % 2
 Senoufo, Tagwana 263,000 263,000 Senoufo, Tagwana Islam 30.00 % 3.00 % -
Senoufo, Tyelibele 52,000 52,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Soninke 208,000 2,849,000 Soninke Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 South Asian, general 2,700 12,253,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tenbo, Loron 9,500 14,000 Teen Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
Tura 75,000 75,000 Toura Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 4.00 % -
Wan, Nwa 42,000 42,000 Wan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
Wane 4,000 4,000 Wane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Wassulu 17,000 304,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Western Guere, Wee 47,000 47,000 We Western Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Wobe 286,000 286,000 We Northern Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 7.00 % -
 Wolof 18,000 6,332,000 Wolof Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Worodougou 124,000 124,000 Worodougou Islam 0.80 % 0.20 % 2
 Yaure 52,000 52,000 Yaoure Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Yoruba 124,000 37,743,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 % -
  Totals:  108 26,982,000         35 31.08 % 9.71 % 190 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 72,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 27,054,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Abidjan 5,367,000
Bas-Sassandra 2,601,000
Comoé 1,372,000
Denguélé 331,000
Gôh-Djiboua 1,830,000
Lacs 1,436,000
Lagunes 1,685,000
Montagnes 2,705,000
Sassandra-Marahoué 2,615,000
Savanes 1,832,000
Vallée du Bandama 1,643,000
Woroba 963,000
Yamoussoukro 406,000
Zanzan 1,065,000
Provinces:  14 25,851,000
UN Country Population 27,054,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 1,074.8 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 2,869.7 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 768.6 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 428.0 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
26,982,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Abe aba 1 0 Bible Portions
Abidji abi 1 0 New Testament
Abron abr 1 0 Translation Started
Abure abu 1 0 Translation Started
Adioukrou adj 1 0 New Testament
Aizi, Aproumu ahp 1 0 Unspecified
Aizi, Mobumrin ahm 1 0 Unspecified
Aizi, Tiagbamrin ahi 1 0 Translation Needed
Akan aka 2 0 Complete Bible
Alladian ald 1 0 New Testament
Anyin any 2 0 New Testament
Anyin Morofo mtb 1 0 Translation Needed
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Attie ati 1 0 New Testament
Avikam avi 1 0 Bible Portions
Bakwe bjw 1 0 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Baoule bci 2 0 Complete Bible
Beng nhb 1 1 Translation Needed
Bete, Daloa bev 1 0 New Testament
Bete, Gagnoa btg 1 0 Translation Started
Bete, Guiberoua bet 1 0 New Testament
Birifor, Southern biv 1 0 New Testament
Bisa bib 1 0 New Testament
Bozo, Jenaama bze 1 1 Bible Portions
Cerma cme 1 0 New Testament
Daho-Doo das 1 0 Translation Needed
Dan dnj 1 0 New Testament
Deg mzw 1 0 Complete Bible
Dida, Lakota dic 1 0 Translation Needed
Dida, Yocoboue gud 1 0 New Testament
Dogon, Tomo Kan dtm 1 0 Bible Portions
Ebrie ebr 1 0 New Testament
Ega ega 1 0 Translation Needed
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Esahie sfw 1 0 Complete Bible
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger fuq 1 1 New Testament
Fulfulde, Maasina ffm 1 1 New Testament
Gban ggu 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Glaro-Twabo glr 1 0 Translation Started
Glio-Oubi oub 1 0 Translation Needed
Godie god 1 0 Bible Portions
Grebo, Southern grj 1 0 Translation Needed
Guebie gie 1 0 Translation Needed
Guro goa 1 0 Complete Bible
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Jeri Kuo jek 1 1 Unspecified
Jula dyu 2 2 Complete Bible
Karaboro, Eastern xrb 1 1 New Testament
Khisa kqm 1 1 Translation Needed
Kla-Dan lda 1 0 Translation Needed
Kodia kwp 1 0 Translation Needed
Koro kfo 1 1 Translation Needed
Kouya kyf 1 0 New Testament
Koyaga kga 1 1 Translation Started
Krahn, Eastern kqo 1 0 New Testament
Krahn, Western krw 1 1 New Testament
Krobu kxb 1 0 Translation Needed
Krumen, Plapo ktj 1 0 New Testament
Krumen, Pye pye 1 0 Bible Portions
Krumen, Tepo ted 1 0 New Testament
Kulango, Bondoukou kzc 1 1 New Testament
Kulango, Bouna nku 1 1 Translation Started
Ligbi lig 1 0 Translation Needed
Lobi lob 1 1 New Testament
Loma loi 1 1 Translation Needed
Mahou mxx 1 1 Bible Portions
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Mbato gwa 1 0 Translation Started
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Mwan moa 1 0 New Testament
Nafaanra nfr 1 1 Complete Bible
Neyo ney 1 1 Translation Started
Ngen gnj 1 0 Translation Needed
Nyabwa nwb 1 0 New Testament
Nzema nzi 1 0 Complete Bible
Senoufo, Cebaara sef 2 1 Complete Bible
Senoufo, Djimini dyi 1 1 Complete Bible
Senoufo, Nyarafolo sev 1 1 New Testament
Senoufo, Palaka plr 1 1 Translation Started
Senoufo, Shempire seb 1 0 Translation Needed
Senoufo, Supyire spp 1 1 New Testament
Senoufo, Tagwana tgw 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Teen lor 1 1 Bible Portions
Toura neb 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Wan wan 1 0 Translation Needed
Wane hwa 1 0 Translation Needed
We Northern wob 1 0 New Testament
We Southern gxx 1 0 New Testament
We Western wec 1 0 New Testament
Wojenaka jod 2 2 Translation Started
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Worodougou jud 1 1 Bible Portions
Yaoure yre 1 0 New Testament
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 102 108 35   29 46 53 83 8

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.7 %)
31.1 %
Ethnic Religions
23.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
45.2 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
19.0 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
29.1 %
Roman Catholic
50.4 %
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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Côte d'Ivoire Statistics
People Groups 108
Unreached People Groups 35  (32.4%)
Population 26,982,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 8,998,000  (33.3%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 31.1%
Percent Evangelical 9.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 190
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 51%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code IV
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 57%
Estimated Illiterate Population 11,602,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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