Country: Côte d'Ivoire

Number of People Groups

109

People Groups Unreached

36 (33.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

26,308,000

Population in Unreached

8,780,000 (33.4%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

31.1%

% 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 282,000 282,000 Abe Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Abidji 89,000 89,000 Abidji Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 % -
Abure, Eyive 98,000 98,000 Abure Christianity 92.00 % 7.00 % -
Adjoukrou 164,000 164,000 Adioukrou Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
Aizi, Aproumu 10,000 10,000 Aizi, Aproumu Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 % -
Aizi, Mobumrin 3,100 3,100 Aizi, Mobumrin Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 % -
Aizi, Tiagbamrin 14,000 14,000 Aizi, Tiagbamrin Christianity 91.00 % 3.50 % -
 Akan 380,000 5,405,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
 Akan-Fante 25,000 3,360,000 Akan Christianity 60.00 % 3.50 % -
Aladjan Jacquesville 42,000 42,000 Alladian Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 % -
 Anyi 1,515,000 1,596,000 Anyin Christianity 55.00 % 19.00 % -
Anyin, Morofo 448,000 448,000 Anyin Morofo Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 61,000 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 18,000 2,653,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 2.60 % 0.10 % 1
 Attie 676,000 676,000 Attie Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Avikam, Brignan 39,000 39,000 Avikam Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
Bakwe 19,000 19,000 Bakwe Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bambara 11,000 6,375,000 Bamanankan Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Banda, Nafana 4,500 101,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Baule 4,071,000 4,103,000 Baoule Christianity 55.00 % 27.00 % -
 Bete, Daloa 242,000 242,000 Bete, Daloa Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bete, Gagnoa 318,000 318,000 Bete, Gagnoa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 % -
Bete, Western 242,000 242,000 Bete, Guiberoua Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 9.00 % -
 Birifor, Southern 8,000 205,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 2.00 % -
 Bissa 139,000 1,040,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bondoukou Kulango 143,000 185,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 3
 Bozo, Sorogoye 20,000 387,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 1,700 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Brong 235,000 1,670,000 Abron Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 4.00 % -
Daho-Doo, Doba 6,800 6,800 Daho-Doo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
Dan, Yakuba 1,624,000 1,880,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 15.00 % -
Deaf 264,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Islam 33.64 % -
 Deg, Mo 2,200 54,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 5.00 % -
 Dida, Lakota 174,000 174,000 Dida, Lakota Christianity 74.00 % 5.00 % -
Dida, Yocoboue 194,000 194,000 Dida, Yocoboue Christianity 77.00 % 9.00 % -
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 25,000 310,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.80 % -
Ega 3,800 3,800 Ega Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Eotile, Mekyibo 7,300 7,300 Anyin Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
Esuma 400 400 Baoule Christianity 93.00 % 7.00 % -
 Ewe 18,000 6,065,000 Ewe Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
 French 41,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani 525,000 5,212,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Fulani, Maasina 504,000 1,772,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 10
Gagu 76,000 76,000 Gban Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 30,000 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Glaro-Twabo 6,300 12,000 Glaro-Twabo Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 % -
Glio, Oubi 4,900 9,600 Glio-Oubi Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
 Godie 49,000 49,000 Godie Christianity 55.00 % 9.00 % -
 Gouin 3,400 76,000 Cerma Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 8.00 % -
Gouro, Kweni 636,000 636,000 Guro Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 8.00 % -
Grebo, Seaside 75,000 187,000 Grebo, Southern Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 % -
Guebie 8,200 8,200 Guebie Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.00 % -
Guere 444,000 444,000 We Southern Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Hausa 1,096,000 49,590,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 22
Jeri Kuo 41,000 41,000 Jeri Kuo Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Jula, Dyula 2,644,000 4,928,000 Jula Islam 0.60 % 0.50 % 53
Jula, Koyaga 88,000 88,000 Koyaga Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 2
 Jula, Odienne 155,000 155,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Karaboro, Eastern 8,900 79,000 Karaboro, Eastern Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Khisa 9,900 17,000 Khisa Islam 1.00 % 0.60 % 1
Kla-Dan 31,000 32,000 Kla-Dan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Koro, Koro Jula 63,000 63,000 Koro Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Kouya, Kouadia 19,000 19,000 Kouya Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.00 % -
Krahn, Eastern 13,000 110,000 Krahn, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.00 % -
 Krahn, Western 23,000 120,000 Krahn, Western Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
Krobu 18,000 18,000 Krobu Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
Kroumen, Tepo 53,000 53,000 Krumen, Tepo Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
Krumen, Northeastern 37,000 37,000 Krumen, Pye Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
 Krumen, Plapo 200 200 Krumen, Plapo Christianity 61.00 % 2.00 % -
 Kulango, Bouna 264,000 297,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 % 5
Kwadia 1,600 1,600 Kodia Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 % -
 Kyama, Ebrie 160,000 160,000 Ebrie Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
 Ligbi 7,900 32,000 Ligbi Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Lobi 337,000 656,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 1.60 % 1.40 % 7
 Loma 3,700 3,700 Loma Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Malinke, Ivorian 1,563,000 1,563,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 31
 Malinke, Mau 382,000 382,000 Mahou Islam 0.50 % 0.03 % 8
 Maninka, Eastern 29,000 4,008,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Mona, Mwan 25,000 25,000 Mwan Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 3.00 % -
 Mossi 1,492,000 12,453,000 Moore Christianity 52.00 % 21.00 % -
Neho 17,000 17,000 Neyo Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Ngan 32,000 32,000 Beng Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
Ngen 800 800 Ngen Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Nglwa, Mbato 46,000 46,000 Mbato Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
 Nyabwa-Nyedebwa 79,000 79,000 Nyabwa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
Nzema, Appolo 124,000 488,000 Nzema Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % -
 Sefwi 18,000 412,000 Sehwi Christianity 55.00 % 8.00 % -
 Senoufo, Dyimini 176,000 176,000 Senoufo, Djimini Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 4
Senoufo, Niarafolo-Niafolo 77,000 77,000 Senoufo, Nyarafolo Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 2
Senoufo, Palaka 14,000 14,000 Senoufo, Palaka Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Senoufo, Shempire 171,000 193,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Senoufo, Southern 1,552,000 1,559,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Senoufo, Supyire 101,000 605,000 Senoufo, Supyire Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.10 % 2
 Senoufo, Tagwana 257,000 257,000 Senoufo, Tagwana Islam 30.00 % 3.00 % -
Senoufo, Tyelibele 51,000 51,000 Senoufo, Cebaara Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Soninke 203,000 2,746,000 Soninke Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 South Asian, general 2,600 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tenbo, Loron 9,200 13,000 Teen Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
Tura 73,000 73,000 Toura Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 4.00 % -
 Vagla 100 17,000 Vagla Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 3.00 % -
Wan, Nwa 41,000 41,000 Wan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
Wane 3,900 3,900 Wane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Wassulu 16,000 295,000 Wojenaka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Western Guere, Wee 46,000 46,000 We Western Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Wobe 279,000 279,000 We Northern Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 7.00 % -
 Wolof 18,000 6,280,000 Wolof Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Worodougou 121,000 121,000 Worodougou Islam 0.80 % 0.20 % 2
 Yaure 51,000 51,000 Yaoure Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Yoruba 121,000 36,811,000 Yoruba Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 % -
  Totals:  109 26,308,000         36 31.08 % 9.71 % 189 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 70,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 26,378,000                
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Provinces 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 26,378,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 1,093.6 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 2,911.6 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 782.0 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 435.3 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
26,308,000



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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 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
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 Translation Started
Krumen, Tepo ted 1 0 New Testament
Kulango, Bondoukou kzc 1 1 New Testament
Kulango, Bouna nku 1 1 Translation Started
Ligbi lig 1 1 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
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 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
Vagla vag 1 0 Complete Bible
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: 103 109 36   30 46 52 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 109
Unreached People Groups 36  (33.0%)
Population 26,308,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 8,780,000  (33.4%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 31.1%
Percent Evangelical 9.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 189
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 11,312,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

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