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Central African Republic – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Ali52,000Y18.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityAli   
Arab, Turku5,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese CreoleP
Arab, Turku
 T
Azande92,000Y45.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityZandeP
Azande
  
Baggara, Fertit25,0000.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Baggara, Fertit
M
Baggara, Fertit of Central African Republic
T
Baggara, Shuwa Arab114,0000.05 %0.11 %Y1 IslamArabic, Chadian SpokenP
Baggara, Shuwa Arab
M
Baggara, Shuwa Arab of Central African Republic
T
Banda, Mid-Southern137,000Y21.00 %74.00 %5 ChristianityBanda, Mid-Southern   
Banda, Togbo-Vara18,000Y27.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBanda, Togbo-Vara   
Banda, West Central6,700Y25.00 %55.00 %5 ChristianityBanda, West Central   
Banda-Bambari, Linda267,000Y39.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityBanda-Bambari M
Banda-Bambari, Linda of Central African Republic
T
Banda-Banda, Banda-Ndi145,000Y44.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianityBanda-Banda   
Banda-Langba82,000Y44.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityBanda, South Central   
Banda-Langbashe, Langwasi59,000Y22.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityLangbashe   
Banda-Mbres63,000Y40.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityBanda-Mbres   
Banda-Ndele53,000Y40.00 %79.00 %5 ChristianityBanda-NdeleP
Banda-Ndele
  
Banda-Ngbugu132,000Y45.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityBanda, South Central   
Banda-Yangere39,000Y17.00 %47.00 %5 ChristianityBanda-Yangere   
Baya, Gbaya290,000Y46.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityGbaya, Northwest   
Benkonjo3,000Y16.00 %77.00 %5 ChristianityUkhwejo   
Birri6,600Y33.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityBirri   
Bofi35,000Y26.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityBofi   
Bokoto183,000Y46.00 %89.00 %5 ChristianityBhogotoP
Bokoto
M
Bokoto of Central African Republic
T
Bomitaba4006.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityBomitaba   
Dagba42,000Y20.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsDagba   
DeafY32.30 %76.37 %5 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Dendi15,000Y23.00 %69.00 %5 ChristianityDendi   
English-Speaking, general30050.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityEnglish   
French23,0000.20 %76.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Bagirmi224,0000.03 %0.10 %Y1 IslamFulfulde, BagirmiP
Fulani, Bagirmi
M
Fulani, Bagirmi of Central African Republic
T
Fulani, Nigerian64,0000.02 %0.05 %Y1 IslamFulfulde, NigerianP
Fulani, Nigerian
 T
Furu5,900Y10.00 %28.00 %4 IslamFuru M
Furu of Central African Republic
T
Gbanu132,000Y44.00 %73.00 %5 ChristianityGbanu   
Gbaya, Southwest273,000Y46.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityGbaya, Southwest M
Gbaya, Southwest of Central African Republic
T
Gbaya-Bossangoa255,000Y46.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityGbaya-Bossangoa M
Gbaya-Bossangoa of Central African Republic
T
Gbaya-Bouzum48,000Y36.00 %74.00 %5 ChristianityGbaya-Bozoum   
Gbayi7,400Y12.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityGbayi   
Geme700Y19.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityGeme   
Gobu2,500Y10.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGobu   
Gula, Kara19,000Y12.00 %15.00 %5 IslamGula   
Hausa36,0000.06 %0.08 %Y1 IslamHausaP
Hausa
  
Kaba104,000Y17.00 %50.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKabbaP
Kaba
 T
Kaba Dunjo, Sara5,900Y18.00 %48.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKaba Naa, Sara   
Kabba-Laka3,000Y40.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityLaka   
Kako15,000Y15.00 %48.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKakoP
Kako
M
Kako of Central African Republic
 
Kara, Fertit7,100Y15.00 %25.00 %5 IslamKara   
Kari130,000Y32.00 %59.00 %5 ChristianityKare   
Kpagua5,300Y6.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKpagua   
Kpatili6,700Y19.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityKpatili   
Lingala15,00027.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityLingalaP
Lingala
  
Lutos25,000Y13.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsLutosP
Lutos
  
Manja316,000Y46.00 %94.50 %5 ChristianityMandjaP
Manja
  
Mayeka3,10015.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityMayeka   
Mbangi4,100Y15.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityMbangi   
Mbanza2,3008.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityMbandja   
Mbati, Isongo89,000Y9.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMbati   
Mbimu36,000Y40.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityMpiemoP
Mbimu
M
Mbimu of Central African Republic
T
Mbum19,000Y27.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityMbum   
Monzombo2,400Y3.00 %14.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMonzombo   
Ngam26,000Y15.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityNgam   
Ngando, Dingando7,400Y17.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityNgando   
Ngbaka Gbaya4,00030.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityNgbaka   
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka127,000Y37.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityNgbaka Ma'bo   
Ngbaka Manza43,000Y34.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityNgbaka Manza   
Ngbandi50016.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityNgbandi, Northern   
Ngombe, Ngombe-Kaka2,100Y18.00 %53.00 %5 ChristianityNgombe   
Ngundi16,00034.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNgundi   
Nzakara, Sakara74,000Y26.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityNzakaraP
Nzakara, Sakara
  
Pana122,000Y23.00 %68.00 %5 ChristianityPana   
Pande10,000Y13.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsPande   
Pygmy, Bamassa15,000Y6.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLimassa   
Pygmy, Banziri2,100Y8.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityGanzi   
Pygmy, Bayaka22,000Y40.00 %49.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsYakaP
Pygmy, Bayaka
M
Pygmy, Bayaka of Central African Republic
T
Pygmy, Buraka3,700Y22.00 %50.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBuraka   
Pygmy, Gbanziri21,000Y24.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsGbanziri   
Pygmy, Gundi16,000Y22.00 %25.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsGundi   
Runga32,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamRungaP
Runga
M
Runga of Central African Republic
T
Sango478,000Y49.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianitySangoP
Sango
  
Sango Riverain44,000Y49.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianitySango, Riverain   
Sara Kaba20,000Y19.00 %47.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsSara Kaba   
Sara Mbai12,000Y45.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityMbay   
Suma74,000Y45.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianitySuma   
Vale8,000Y6.00 %42.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsVale   
Yakoma137,000Y27.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityYakoma   
Yulu5,900Y7.00 %40.00 %4 ChristianityYulu   
Total People Groups:   83 5,067,000 68     7     20 12 15
Unclassified / Other Individuals 32,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 5,099,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Central African Republic – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 7 8.4 % 500,000 9.9 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 1.2 % 23,000 0.5 %
  4 - Partially reached 11 13.3 % 139,000 2.7 %
  5 - Significantly reached 64 77.1 % 4,405,000 86.9 %
Totals 83   5,067,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Central African Republic – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Arab, Turku
5,100


Azande
92,000


Baggara, Fertit
25,000


Baggara, Shuwa Arab
114,000


Banda-Ndele
53,000


Bokoto
183,000


French
23,000


Fulani, Bagirmi
224,000


Fulani, Nigerian
64,000


Hausa
36,000


Kaba
104,000


Kako
15,000


Lingala
15,000


Lutos
25,000


Manja
316,000


Mbimu
36,000


Nzakara, Sakara
74,000


Pygmy, Bayaka
22,000


Runga
32,000


Sango
478,000

Central African Republic People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Central African Republic – Languages
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Language
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
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Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Aliaiy10None
Arabic, Chadian Spokenshu11NT
Arabic, Sudanese Creolepga11Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Banda, Mid-Southernbjo10None
Banda, South Centrallnl20Portions
Banda, Togbo-Varator10None
Banda, West Centralbbp10None
Banda-Bambariliy10None
Banda-Bandabpd10None
Banda-Mbresbqk10None
Banda-Ndelebfl10None
Banda-Yangereyaj10None
Bhogotobdt10None
Birribvq10Need?
Bofibff10None
Bomitabazmx10None
Burakabkg10None
Dagbadgk10None
Dendideq10Need?
Englisheng10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Fulfulde, Bagirmifui11None
Fulfulde, Nigerianfuv11NT
Furufuu10None
Ganzignz10None
Gbanugbv10Portions
Gbanzirigbg10None
Gbaya, Northwestgya10Complete
Gbaya, Southwestgso10NT
Gbaya-Bossangoagbp10Portions
Gbaya-Bozoumgbq10None
Gbayigyg10None
Gemegeq10Need?
Gobugox10None
Gulakcm10None
Gundigdi10None
Hausahau11Complete
Kaba Naa, Sarakwv10NT
Kabbaksp10Portions
Kakokkj10NT
Karakah10None
Karekbn10NT
Kpaguakuw10None
Kpatilikym10None
Lakalap10NT
Langbashelna10None
Language unknownxxx10None
Limassabme10Need?
Lingalalin10Complete
Lutosndy10Portions
Mandjamzv10None
Mayekamyc10Need?
Mbandjazmz10Complete
Mbangimgn10None
Mbatimdn10None
Mbaymyb10Complete
Mbummdd10NT
Monzombomoj10None
Mpiemomcx10None
Ngamnmc10NT
Ngandongd10None
Ngbakanga10Complete
Ngbaka Ma'bonbm10Complete
Ngbaka Manzangg10Need?
Ngbandi, Northernngb10NT
Ngombenmj10None
Ngundindn10Need?
Nzakaranzk10None
Panapnz10Portions
Pandebkj10None
Rungarou11None
Sangosag10Complete
Sango, Riverainsnj10Need?
Sara Kabasbz10None
Sumasqm10None
Ukhwejoukh10None
Valevae10Need?
Yakaaxk10Portions
Yakomayky10Need?
Yuluyul10None
Zandezne10Complete
Totals: 82 83 7   30 14 22 38 4
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Central African Republic – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 33.7 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Central African Republic – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Central African Republic. Ministries in the Central African Republic section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the West and Central Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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Central African Republic – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 5,067,000
Percent Urbanization 40 %
Total People Groups 83
Unreached People Groups 7
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language French
Secondary National LanguageSango
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 73.9%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 33.7%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking 34 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.341 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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