Country: Côte d'Ivoire

Number of People Groups

109

People Groups Unreached

36 (33.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

24,850,000

Population in Unreached

8,432,000 (33.9%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

30.6%

% Evangelical

9.43%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.0%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Abe, Abbey 277,000 277,000 Abe Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Abidji 88,000 88,000 Abidji Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 % -
Abure, Eyive 96,000 96,000 Abure Christianity 92.00 % 7.00 % -
Adjoukrou 155,000 155,000 Adioukrou Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
Aizi, Aproumu 9,400 9,400 Aizi, Aproumu Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 % -
Aizi, Mobumrin 2,900 2,900 Aizi, Mobumrin Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 % -
Aizi, Tiagbamrin 13,000 13,000 Aizi, Tiagbamrin Christianity 91.00 % 3.50 % -
 Akan 359,000 5,102,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
 Akan-Fante 24,000 3,186,000 Akan Christianity 60.00 % 3.50 % -
Aladjan Jacquesville 40,000 40,000 Alladian Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 % -
 Anyi 1,071,000 1,148,000 Anyin Christianity 55.00 % 19.00 % -
Anyin, Morofo 423,000 423,000 Anyin Morofo Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 57,000 11,718,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 17,000 2,767,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 2.60 % 0.10 % 1
 Attie 664,000 664,000 Attie Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Avikam, Brignan 37,000 37,000 Avikam Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
Bakwe 18,000 18,000 Bakwe Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bambara 10,000 5,918,000 Bamanankan Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Banda, Nafana 4,200 95,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.90 % 1
Baule 3,844,000 3,875,000 Baoule Christianity 55.00 % 27.00 % -
 Bete, Daloa 228,000 228,000 Bete, Daloa Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 % -
Bete, Gagnoa 300,000 300,000 Bete, Gagnoa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 % -
Bete, Western 228,000 228,000 Bete, Guiberoua Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 9.00 % -
 Birifor, Southern 7,600 195,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 2.00 % -
 Bissa 131,000 985,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bondoukou Kulango 135,000 175,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 3
 Bozo, Sorogoye 19,000 366,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 1,600 52,309,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Brong 231,000 1,592,000 Abron Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 4.00 % -
Daho-Doo, Doba 6,400 6,400 Daho-Doo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
Dan, Yakuba 1,543,000 1,737,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 15.00 % -
Deaf 249,000 46,464,000 Language unknown Islam 33.64 % -
 Deg, Mo 2,100 52,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 5.00 % -
 Dida, Lakota 165,000 165,000 Dida, Lakota Christianity 74.00 % 5.00 % -
Dida, Yocoboue 183,000 183,000 Dida, Yocoboue Christianity 77.00 % 9.00 % -
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 24,000 293,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.80 % -
Ega 3,600 3,600 Ega Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Eotile, Mekyibo 6,900 6,900 Anyin Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
Esuma 300 300 Baoule Christianity 93.00 % 7.00 % -
 Ewe 17,000 5,845,000 Ewe Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
 French 38,000 50,089,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani 496,000 4,897,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
 Fulani, Maasina 1,900 1,199,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
Gagu 72,000 72,000 Gban Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 29,000 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Glaro-Twabo 6,000 12,000 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 % -
Glio, Oubi 4,700 10,000 Glio-Oubi Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
 Godie 46,000 46,000 Godie Christianity 55.00 % 9.00 % -
 Gouin 3,200 72,000 Cerma Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 8.00 % -
Gouro, Kweni 600,000 600,000 Guro Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 8.00 % -
Grebo, Seaside 73,000 156,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 % -
Guebie 7,800 7,800 Guebie Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.00 % -
Guere 571,000 571,000 We Southern Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Hausa 1,035,000 44,177,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 21
Jeri Kuo 39,000 39,000 Jeri Kuo Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Jula, Dyula 2,884,000 5,042,000 Jula Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 58
Jula, Koyaga 87,000 87,000 Koyaga Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 2
 Jula, Odienne 153,000 153,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Karaboro, Eastern 8,400 74,000 Karaboro, Eastern Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Khisa 9,300 16,000 Khisa Islam 1.00 % 0.60 % 1
Kla-Dan 30,000 31,000 Kla-Dan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Koro, Koro Jula 60,000 60,000 Koro Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Kouya, Kouadia 18,000 18,000 Kouya Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.00 % -
Krahn, Eastern 12,000 83,000 Krahn, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.00 % -
 Krahn, Western 21,000 94,000 Krahn, Western Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
Krobu 17,000 17,000 Krobu Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
Kroumen, Tepo 50,000 50,000 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
Krumen, Northeastern 35,000 35,000 Krumen, Pye Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
 Krumen, Plapo 100 100 Krumen, Plapo Christianity 61.00 % 2.00 % -
 Kulango, Bouna 249,000 280,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 % 5
Kwadia 1,500 1,500 Kodia Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 % -
 Kyama, Ebrie 157,000 157,000 Ebrie Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
 Ligbi 7,500 30,000 Ligbi Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Lobi 318,000 619,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.40 % 6
 Loma 3,500 3,500 Loma Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Malinke, Ivorian 1,689,000 1,689,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 34
 Malinke, Mau 360,000 360,000 Mahou Islam 0.50 % 0.03 % 7
 Maninka, Eastern 27,000 3,958,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Mona, Mwan 24,000 24,000 Mwan Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 3.00 % -
 Mossi 1,409,000 11,383,000 Moore Christianity 52.00 % 21.00 % -
Neho 16,000 16,000 Neyo Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Ngan 30,000 30,000 Beng Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
Ngen 800 800 Ngen Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Nglwa, Mbato 44,000 44,000 Mbato Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
 Nyabwa-Nyedebwa 75,000 75,000 Nyabwa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
Nzema, Appolo 117,000 462,000 Nzema Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % -
 Sefwi 17,000 390,000 Sehwi Christianity 55.00 % 8.00 % -
 Senoufo, Dyimini 167,000 167,000 Senoufo, Djimini Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 3
Senoufo, Niarafolo-Niafolo 73,000 73,000 Senoufo, Nyarafolo Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
Senoufo, Palaka 13,000 13,000 Senoufo, Palaka Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Senoufo, Shempire 161,000 182,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Senoufo, Southern 1,466,000 1,473,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Senoufo, Supyire 96,000 572,000 Senoufo, Supyire Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.10 % 2
 Senoufo, Tagwana 242,000 242,000 Senoufo, Tagwana Islam 30.00 % 3.00 % -
Senoufo, Tyelibele 48,000 48,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Soninke 192,000 2,637,000 Soninke Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 South Asian, general 2,400 11,642,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tenbo, Loron 8,700 13,000 Teen Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
Tura 69,000 69,000 Toura Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 4.00 % -
 Vagla 100 16,000 Vagla Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 3.00 % -
Wan, Nwa 39,000 39,000 Wan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
Wane 3,700 3,700 Wane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Wassulu 16,000 284,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Western Guere, Wee 43,000 43,000 We Western Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Wobe 259,000 259,000 We Northern Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 7.00 % -
 Wolof 17,000 6,604,000 Wolof Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Worodougou 119,000 119,000 Worodougou Islam 0.80 % 0.20 % 2
 Yaure 48,000 48,000 Yaoure Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Yoruba 120,000 36,393,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 % -
  Totals:  109 24,850,000       36   30.56 % 9.43 % 182 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 56,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 24,906,000                

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% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   24,850,000 109 36 33.0 % 8,432,000 33.9 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 286,412,000 1,152.6 % 96.9 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 %
 
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 738,622,000 2,972.3 % 71.2 % 24.0 % 1.4 % 0.3 % 2.6 % 0.6 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 209,251,000 842.1 % 93.7 % 0.0 % 1.9 % 2.9 % 1.4 % 0.2 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,546,000 456.9 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
24,850,000
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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
Abe aba 1 0 Bible Portions
Abidji abi 1 0 New Testament
Abron abr 1 0
Abure abu 1 0
Adioukrou adj 1 0 Complete Bible
Aizi, Aproumu ahp 1 0
Aizi, Mobumrin ahm 1 0
Aizi, Tiagbamrin ahi 1 0
Akan aka 2 0 Complete Bible
Alladian ald 1 0 New Testament
Anyin any 2 0 New Testament
Anyin Morofo mtb 1 0
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 Bible Portions
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Baoule bci 2 0 Complete Bible
Beng nhb 1 1
Bete, Daloa bev 1 0 New Testament
Bete, Gagnoa btg 1 0
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
Dan dnj 1 0 New Testament
Deg mzw 1 0 Complete Bible
Dida, Lakota dic 1 0
Dida, Yocoboue gud 1 0 New Testament
Dogon, Tomo Kan dtm 1 0
Ebrie ebr 1 0 New Testament
Ega ega 1 0
English eng 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
Glio-Oubi oub 1 0
Godie god 1 0 Bible Portions
Grebo, Southern grj 1 0
Guebie gie 1 0
Guro goa 1 0 Complete Bible
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Jeri Kuo jek 1 1
Jula dyu 2 2 Complete Bible
Karaboro, Eastern xrb 1 1 New Testament
Khisa kqm 1 1
Kla-Dan lda 1 0
Kodia kwp 1 0
Koro kfo 1 1
Kouya kyf 1 0 New Testament
Koyaga kga 1 1
Krahn, Eastern kqo 1 0 New Testament
Krahn, Western krw 1 1 New Testament
Krobu kxb 1 0
Krumen, Plapo ktj 1 0 New Testament
Krumen, Pye pye 1 0
Krumen, Tepo ted 1 0 New Testament
Kulango, Bondoukou kzc 1 1 New Testament
Kulango, Bouna nku 1 1
Ligbi lig 1 1
Lobi lob 1 1 New Testament
Loma loi 1 1 New Testament
Mahou mxx 1 1 Bible Portions
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Mbato gwa 1 0
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Mwan moa 1 0 New Testament
Nafaanra nfr 1 1 Complete Bible
Neyo ney 1 1
Ngen gnj 1 0
Nyabwa nwb 1 0 New Testament
Nzema nzi 1 0 Complete Bible
Sehwi sfw 1 0 New Testament
Senoufo, Cebaara sef 2 1 Complete Bible
Senoufo, Djimini dyi 1 1 Complete Bible
Senoufo, Nyarafolo sev 1 1 Bible Portions
Senoufo, Palaka plr 1 1
Senoufo, Shempire seb 1 0
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
Vagla vag 1 0 Complete Bible
Wan wan 1 0
Wane hwa 1 0
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
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Worodougou jud 1 1
Yaoure yre 1 0 New Testament
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 103 109 36   30 46 48 84 8

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.4 %)
30.6 %
Ethnic Religions
23.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
45.7 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
19.4 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
29.1 %
Roman Catholic
50.1 %
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 109
Unreached People Groups 36  (33.0%)
Population 24,850,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 8,432,000  (33.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 182
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 30.6%
Percent Evangelical 9.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 55%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code IV
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 57%
Estimated Illiterate Population 10,686,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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