Country: Rwanda

Number of People Groups

12

People Groups Unreached

3 (25.0%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

12,830,000

Population in Unreached

22,000 (0.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

88.9%

% Evangelical

26.23%

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 *
 Arab 2,600 414,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
Deaf 129,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.12 % -
 Flemish 3,800 5,596,000 Vlaams Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 French 3,100 50,319,000 French Christianity 69.00 % 1.00 % -
 Gujarati, Indians 1,300 2,462,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.60 % 0.10 % 1
Hima 13,000 3,879,000 Nyankore Christianity 96.00 % 4.00 % -
Hutu, Rundi 586,000 11,395,000 Rundi Christianity 92.00 % 24.00 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 10,539,000 12,184,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 % -
 Lingala, Congolese 66,000 4,534,000 Lingala Christianity 96.00 % 18.00 % -
 Pygmy, Twa 236,000 409,000 Kinyarwanda Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Swahili 18,000 1,836,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tutsi 1,232,000 3,857,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 95.00 % 20.00 % -
  Totals:  12 12,830,000         3 88.94 % 26.23 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 122,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 12,952,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Amajyaruguru (Northern) 2,084,000
Amajyepfo (Southern) 3,126,000
Iburasirazuba (Eastern) 3,133,000
Iburengerazuba (Western) 2,983,000
Umujyi wa Kigali 1,367,000
Provinces:  5 12,693,000
UN Country Population 12,952,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 2,237.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 5,969.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 1,607.5 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 894.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
12,830,000



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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Kinyarwanda kin 3 0 Complete Bible
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete Bible
Nyankore nyn 1 0 Complete Bible
Rundi run 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Vlaams vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 10 12 3   6 7 7 9 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.2 %)
88.9 %
Ethnic Religions
4.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
4.9 %
Non-Religious
1.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
12.0 %
Independent
1.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
32.5 %
Roman Catholic
52.6 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

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Rwanda Statistics
People Groups 12
Unreached People Groups 3  (25.0%)
Population 12,830,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Population in Unreached 22,000  (0.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 88.9%
Percent Evangelical 26.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 17%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code RW
Official Language(s) KinyarwandaFrench
Literacy Rate 66%
Estimated Illiterate Population 4,362,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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