Country: Côte d'Ivoire

Number of People Groups

107

People Groups Unreached

36 (33.6%)

Total Population

23,163,000

Population in Unreached

7,191,000 (31.0%)

% Professing Christian

32.5%

% Evangelical

10.51 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

50 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Abe, Abbey 262,000 262,000 Abe Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Abidji 83,000 83,000 Abidji Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 %
Abure, Eyive 91,000 91,000 Abure Christianity 92.00 % 7.00 %
Adjoukrou 137,000 137,000 Adioukrou Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 %
Aizi, Aproumu 8,900 8,900 Aizi, Aproumu Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 %
Aizi, Mobumrin 2,700 2,700 Aizi, Mobumrin Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 %
Aizi, Tiagbamrin 12,000 12,000 Aizi, Tiagbamrin Christianity 91.00 % 3.50 %
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 338,000 4,869,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 %
 Akan-Fante 23,000 3,045,000 Akan Christianity 60.00 % 3.50 %
Aladjan Jacquesville 38,000 38,000 Alladian Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 %
 Anyi, Agni 1,010,000 1,083,000 Anyin Christianity 55.00 % 19.00 %
Anyin, Morofo 399,000 399,000 Anyin Morofo Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 54,000 11,261,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Libyan 16,000 2,674,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 2.60 % 0.10 %
 Attie 627,000 627,000 Attie Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 %
Avikam, Brignan 35,000 35,000 Avikam Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 %
Bakwe 17,000 17,000 Bakwe Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
 Bambara, Bamanakan 80,000 5,530,000 Bamanankan Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Banda, Nafana 4,000 91,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.90 %
Baule, Bawule 4,485,000 4,513,000 Baoule Christianity 55.00 % 27.00 %
 Bete, Daloa 215,000 215,000 Bete, Daloa Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 %
Bete, Gagnoa 283,000 283,000 Bete, Gagnoa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 %
Bete, Western, Guiberoua 215,000 215,000 Bete, Guiberoua Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 9.00 %
 Birifor, Southern 7,100 186,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 2.00 %
 Bissa 124,000 938,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 6.00 %
Bondoukou Kulango 128,000 167,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Bozo 18,000 351,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 British 1,500 51,653,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
Brong, Abron 218,000 1,513,000 Abron Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 4.00 %
Daho-Doo, Doba 6,100 6,100 Daho-Doo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 %
Dan, Yakuba 1,455,000 1,642,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 15.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 34.00 % 10.50 %
 Deg, Mo 1,900 49,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 5.00 %
 Dida, Lakota 155,000 155,000 Dida, Lakota Christianity 74.00 % 5.00 %
Dida, Yocoboue 173,000 173,000 Dida, Yocoboue Christianity 77.00 % 9.00 %
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 23,000 281,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.80 %
Ega 3,400 3,400 Ega Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 %
Eotile, Mekyibo 300 300 Beti Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
Esuma, Esooma 300 300 Baoule Christianity 93.00 % 7.00 %
 Ewe 16,000 5,495,000 Ewe Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 %
 French 36,000 49,462,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulani 468,000 4,750,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Fulani, Maasina 1,800 1,149,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
Gagu, Gban 68,000 68,000 Gban Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.00 %
 German 27,000 64,480,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Glaro-Twabo 5,600 11,000 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 %
Glio, Oubi 4,400 9,500 Glio-Oubi Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
 Godie 44,000 44,000 Godie Christianity 55.00 % 9.00 %
 Gouin, Cerma 3,000 128,000 Cerma Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 8.00 %
Gouro, Kweni 566,000 566,000 Guro Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 8.00 %
Grebo 69,000 149,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 %
Guere 412,000 412,000 We Southern Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 %
 Hausa 385,000 40,829,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jeri Kuo 36,000 36,000 Jeri Kuo Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Jula, Dyula 2,603,000 5,055,000 Jula Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jula, Koyaga 82,000 82,000 Koyaga Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Jula, Odienne 144,000 144,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karaboro 7,900 71,000 Karaboro, Eastern Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.60 %
 Khisa 8,800 15,000 Khisa Islam 1.00 % 0.60 %
Kla-Dan 28,000 29,000 Kla-Dan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 %
 Koro, Koro Jula 56,000 56,000 Koro Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Kouya, Kouadia 17,000 17,000 Kouya Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.00 %
Krahn, Eastern 11,000 79,000 Krahn, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.00 %
 Krahn, Western 20,000 90,000 Krahn, Western Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 %
Krobu 16,000 16,000 Krobu Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
Kroumen, Tepo 47,000 47,000 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 %
Krumen, Northeastern 33,000 33,000 Krumen, Pye Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 %
 Krumen, Plapo 100 100 Krumen, Plapo Christianity 61.00 % 2.00 %
 Kulango, Bouna 235,000 265,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 %
Kwadia 1,400 1,400 Kodia Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 %
 Kyama, Ebrie 148,000 148,000 Ebrie Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 %
 Ligbi 7,000 28,000 Ligbi Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Lobi, Lobiri 264,000 853,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.40 %
 Loma 3,300 3,300 Loma Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 %
Malinke, Ivorian 1,495,000 1,495,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Malinke, Mau 340,000 340,000 Mahou Islam 0.50 % 0.03 %
 Maninka, Eastern 25,000 4,057,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Mona, Mwan 23,000 23,000 Mwan Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 3.00 %
 Mossi, Moore 1,329,000 10,389,000 Moore Christianity 52.00 % 21.00 %
Neho 15,000 15,000 Neyo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ngan, Nguin 28,000 28,000 Beng Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.40 %
Nglwa, Mbato 41,000 41,000 Mbato Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 %
 Nyabwa-Nyedebwa 71,000 71,000 Nyabwa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
Nzema, Appolo 110,000 441,000 Nzema Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 %
 Sefwi, Sehwi 16,000 374,000 Sehwi Christianity 55.00 % 8.00 %
 Senoufo, Dyimini 157,000 157,000 Senoufo, Djimini Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
Senoufo, Niarafolo-Niafolo 69,000 69,000 Senoufo, Nyarafolo Islam 3.00 % 0.30 %
Senoufo, Palaka 12,000 12,000 Senoufo, Palaka Islam 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Senoufo, Shempire 152,000 170,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 %
 Senoufo, Southern 1,382,000 1,389,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 %
 Senoufo, Supyire 90,000 546,000 Senoufo, Supyire Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Senoufo, Tagwana 229,000 229,000 Senoufo, Tagwana Islam 30.00 % 3.00 %
Senoufo, Tyelibele 45,000 45,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Islam 3.00 % 0.60 %
 Soninke, Sarakole 181,000 2,511,000 Soninke Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, general 2,300 10,803,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Tenbo, Loron 8,200 12,000 Teen Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 %
Tura, Toura 65,000 65,000 Toura Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 4.00 %
 Vagla, Vagala 100 15,000 Vagla Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 3.00 %
Wan, Nwa 36,000 36,000 Wan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 %
Wane 3,500 3,500 Wane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
 Wassulu 26,000 330,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Western Guere, Wee 41,000 41,000 We Western Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 %
 Wobe 259,000 259,000 We Northern Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 7.00 %
 Wolof 16,000 6,384,000 Wolof Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Worodougou 113,000 113,000 Worodougou Islam 0.80 % 0.20 %
 Yaure 45,000 45,000 Yaoure Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Yoruba 113,000 35,132,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 %
  Totals:  107 23,163,000       36   32.50 % 10.51 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 91,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 23,254,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.5 %)
32.5 %
Ethnic Religions
23.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
43.7 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
19.3 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
29.5 %
Roman Catholic
51.0 %
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 107
Unreached People Groups 36  (33.6%)
Population 23,163,000
Population in Unreached 7,191,000  (31.0%)
Urbanization 53%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code IV
Official National Language French
Literacy Rate 50%
Estimated Illiterate Population 11,582,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 32.5%
Percent Evangelical 10.5%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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