Country: Côte d'Ivoire

Number of People Groups

108

People Groups Unreached

36 (33.3%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

23,737,000

Population in Unreached

7,313,000 (30.8%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

32.6%

% Evangelical

10.57%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.0%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Abe, Abbey 268,000 268,000 Abe Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Abidji 85,000 85,000 Abidji Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 %
Abure, Eyive 93,000 93,000 Abure Christianity 92.00 % 7.00 %
Adjoukrou 140,000 140,000 Adioukrou Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 %
Aizi, Aproumu 9,100 9,100 Aizi, Aproumu Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 %
Aizi, Mobumrin 2,800 2,800 Aizi, Mobumrin Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 %
Aizi, Tiagbamrin 13,000 13,000 Aizi, Tiagbamrin Christianity 91.00 % 3.50 %
 Akan 346,000 4,977,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 %
 Akan-Fante 23,000 3,112,000 Akan Christianity 60.00 % 3.50 %
Aladjan Jacquesville 39,000 39,000 Alladian Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 %
 Anyi 1,035,000 1,110,000 Anyin Christianity 55.00 % 19.00 %
Anyin, Morofo 409,000 409,000 Anyin Morofo Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 55,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Libyan 17,000 2,711,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 2.60 % 0.10 %
 Attie 642,000 642,000 Attie Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 %
Avikam, Brignan 36,000 36,000 Avikam Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 %
Bakwe 17,000 17,000 Bakwe Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
 Bambara 9,900 5,729,000 Bamanankan Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Banda, Nafana 4,100 93,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.90 %
Baule 4,645,000 4,677,000 Baoule Christianity 55.00 % 27.00 %
 Bete, Daloa 220,000 220,000 Bete, Daloa Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 %
Bete, Gagnoa 290,000 290,000 Bete, Gagnoa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 %
Bete, Western 220,000 220,000 Bete, Guiberoua Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 9.00 %
 Birifor, Southern 7,300 190,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 2.00 %
 Bissa 127,000 963,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 6.00 %
 Bondoukou Kulango 131,000 170,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Bozo, Sorogoye 19,000 362,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 British 1,500 51,406,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
Brong 223,000 1,547,000 Abron Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 4.00 %
Daho-Doo, Doba 6,200 6,200 Daho-Doo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 %
Dan, Yakuba 1,490,000 1,681,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 15.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 34.00 % 10.50 %
 Deg, Mo 2,000 51,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 5.00 %
 Dida, Lakota 159,000 159,000 Dida, Lakota Christianity 74.00 % 5.00 %
Dida, Yocoboue 177,000 177,000 Dida, Yocoboue Christianity 77.00 % 9.00 %
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 23,000 288,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.80 %
Ega 3,500 3,500 Ega Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 %
Eotile, Mekyibo 6,700 6,700 Anyin Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
Esuma 300 300 Baoule Christianity 93.00 % 7.00 %
 Ewe 16,000 5,687,000 Ewe Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 %
 French 37,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulani 479,000 4,871,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Fulani, Maasina 1,800 1,183,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
Gagu 70,000 70,000 Gban Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.00 %
 German 28,000 64,379,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Glaro-Twabo 5,800 12,000 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 %
Glio, Oubi 4,500 9,700 Glio-Oubi Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
 Godie 45,000 45,000 Godie Christianity 55.00 % 9.00 %
 Gouin 3,100 71,000 Cerma Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 8.00 %
Gouro, Kweni 580,000 580,000 Guro Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 8.00 %
Grebo, Seaside 71,000 153,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 %
Guebie 7,500 7,500 Guebie Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.00 %
Guere 422,000 422,000 We Southern Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 %
 Hausa 395,000 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jeri Kuo 37,000 37,000 Jeri Kuo Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Jula, Dyula 2,686,000 4,801,000 Jula Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jula, Koyaga 84,000 84,000 Koyaga Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Jula, Odienne 147,000 147,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karaboro, Eastern 8,100 73,000 Karaboro, Eastern Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.60 %
 Khisa 9,000 15,000 Khisa Islam 1.00 % 0.60 %
Kla-Dan 29,000 30,000 Kla-Dan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 %
 Koro, Koro Jula 58,000 58,000 Koro Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Kouya, Kouadia 17,000 17,000 Kouya Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.00 %
Krahn, Eastern 12,000 82,000 Krahn, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.00 %
 Krahn, Western 21,000 92,000 Krahn, Western Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 %
Krobu 17,000 17,000 Krobu Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
Kroumen, Tepo 48,000 48,000 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 %
Krumen, Northeastern 34,000 34,000 Krumen, Pye Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 %
 Krumen, Plapo 100 100 Krumen, Plapo Christianity 61.00 % 2.00 %
 Kulango, Bouna 241,000 272,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 %
Kwadia 1,400 1,400 Kodia Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 %
 Kyama, Ebrie 152,000 152,000 Ebrie Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 %
 Ligbi 7,200 29,000 Ligbi Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Lobi 270,000 565,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.40 %
 Loma 3,400 3,400 Loma Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 %
Malinke, Ivorian 1,531,000 1,531,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Malinke, Mau 348,000 348,000 Mahou Islam 0.50 % 0.03 %
 Maninka, Eastern 26,000 4,023,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Mona, Mwan 23,000 23,000 Mwan Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 3.00 %
 Mossi 1,361,000 11,144,000 Moore Christianity 52.00 % 21.00 %
Neho 16,000 16,000 Neyo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ngan 29,000 29,000 Beng Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.40 %
Nglwa, Mbato 42,000 42,000 Mbato Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 %
 Nyabwa-Nyedebwa 72,000 72,000 Nyabwa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
Nzema, Appolo 113,000 451,000 Nzema Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 %
 Sefwi 16,000 382,000 Sehwi Christianity 55.00 % 8.00 %
 Senoufo, Dyimini 161,000 161,000 Senoufo, Djimini Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
Senoufo, Niarafolo-Niafolo 70,000 70,000 Senoufo, Nyarafolo Islam 3.00 % 0.30 %
Senoufo, Palaka 13,000 13,000 Senoufo, Palaka Islam 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Senoufo, Shempire 156,000 177,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 %
 Senoufo, Southern 1,416,000 1,423,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 %
 Senoufo, Supyire 92,000 562,000 Senoufo, Supyire Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Senoufo, Tagwana 234,000 234,000 Senoufo, Tagwana Islam 30.00 % 3.00 %
Senoufo, Tyelibele 46,000 46,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Islam 3.00 % 0.60 %
 Soninke 185,000 2,582,000 Soninke Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, general 2,400 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Tenbo, Loron 8,400 12,000 Teen Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 %
Tura 67,000 67,000 Toura Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 4.00 %
 Vagla 100 16,000 Vagla Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 3.00 %
Wan, Nwa 37,000 37,000 Wan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 %
Wane 3,600 3,600 Wane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
 Wassulu 26,000 339,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Western Guere, Wee 42,000 42,000 We Western Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 %
 Wobe 265,000 265,000 We Northern Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 7.00 %
 Wolof 16,000 6,573,000 Wolof Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Worodougou 115,000 115,000 Worodougou Islam 0.80 % 0.20 %
 Yaure 46,000 46,000 Yaoure Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Yoruba 115,000 36,040,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 %
  Totals:  108 23,737,000       36   32.61 % 10.57 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 79,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 23,816,000              
Download Data   Data Sources   Definitions  
Prayer Cards
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
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 New Testament
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
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 Bible Portions
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
Mahou mxx 1 1
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
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
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 New Testament
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: 102 108 36   14 43 39 84 8

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.6 %)
32.6 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Côte d'Ivoire. 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 Côte d'Ivoire
  • Christian ministry in Côte d'Ivoire
  • 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

Côte d'Ivoire Statistics
People Groups 108
Unreached People Groups 36  (33.3%)
Population 23,737,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 7,313,000  (30.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 166 to 214
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 32.6%
Percent Evangelical 10.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.0%
Country Progress Level 5
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 11,868,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
Côte d'Ivoire Prayer Cards

Côte d'Ivoire prayer cards.

 All  Unreached
Côte d'Ivoire Links
Operation World
World Factbook
Ethnologue Language Listing
God Reports (Stories from the field)
Religious Freedom Report
Côte d'Ivoire Maps
Language Map (Ethnologue)
Ethnolinguistic Map (Univ of Texas)
Perry-Castaneda Map Collection
Côte d'Ivoire Videos
Côte d'Ivoire Prayercast Video


Copyright © 2017 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.