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Central African Republic – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Ali48,000Y18.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityAli   
Arab, Turku4,7000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamArabic, Sudanese CreoleP
Arab, Turku
 T
Azande85,000Y45.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityZandeP
Azande
  
Baggara, Fertit23,0000.01 %0.01 %1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Baggara, Fertit
M
Baggara, Fertit of Central African Republic
T
Baggara, Shuwa Arab105,0000.05 %0.11 %1 IslamArabic, Chadian SpokenP
Baggara, Shuwa Arab
M
Baggara, Shuwa Arab of Central African Republic
T
Banda, Mid-Southern126,000Y21.00 %74.00 %5 ChristianityBanda, Mid-Southern   
Banda, Togbo-Vara16,00027.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBanda, Togbo-Vara   
Banda, West Central6,100Y25.00 %55.00 %5 ChristianityBanda, West Central   
Banda-Bambari, Linda246,000Y5.00 %25.00 %4 IslamBanda-Bambari M
Banda-Bambari, Linda of Central African Republic
T
Banda-Banda, Banda-Ndi133,000Y44.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianityBanda-Banda   
Banda-Langba75,000Y44.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityBanda, South Central   
Banda-Langbashe, Langwasi55,000Y22.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityLangbashe   
Banda-Mbres58,000Y40.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityBanda-Mbres   
Banda-Ndele48,000Y40.00 %79.00 %5 ChristianityBanda-NdeleP
Banda-Ndele
  
Banda-Ngbugu122,000Y45.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityBanda, South Central   
Banda-Yangere36,000Y17.00 %47.00 %5 ChristianityBanda-Yangere   
Baya, Gbaya267,000Y46.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityGbaya, Northwest   
Benkonjo2,700Y16.00 %77.00 %5 ChristianityUkhwejo   
Birri6,100Y33.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityBirri   
Bofi32,000Y26.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityBofi   
Bokoto169,000Y46.00 %89.00 %5 ChristianityBhogotoP
Bokoto
M
Bokoto of Central African Republic
T
Bomitaba4006.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityBomitaba   
Dagba39,000Y20.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsDagba   
Deaf47,000Y76.37 %3 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Dendi14,000Y23.00 %69.00 %5 ChristianityDendi   
French21,0000.20 %76.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Bagirmi206,0000.03 %0.10 %1 IslamFulfulde, BagirmiP
Fulani, Bagirmi
M
Fulani, Bagirmi of Central African Republic
T
Fulani, Nigerian59,0000.02 %0.05 %1 IslamFulfulde, NigerianP
Fulani, Nigerian
 T
Furu5,500Y10.00 %28.00 %4 IslamFuru M
Furu of Central African Republic
T
Gbanu122,000Y44.00 %73.00 %5 ChristianityGbanu   
Gbaya, Southwest252,000Y46.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityGbaya, Southwest M
Gbaya, Southwest of Central African Republic
T
Gbaya-Bossangoa234,000Y46.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityGbaya-Bossangoa M
Gbaya-Bossangoa of Central African Republic
T
Gbaya-Bouzum44,000Y36.00 %74.00 %5 ChristianityGbaya-Bozoum   
Gbayi6,800Y12.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityGbayi   
Geme700Y19.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityGeme   
Gobu2,300Y10.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGobu   
Gula, Kara18,000Y12.00 %15.00 %5 IslamGula   
Hausa33,0000.06 %0.08 %1 IslamHausaP
Hausa
  
Kaba95,000Y17.00 %50.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKabbaP
Kaba
 T
Kaba Dunjo, Sara5,500Y18.00 %48.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKaba Naa, Sara   
Kabba-Laka2,800Y40.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityLaka   
Kako14,000Y15.00 %48.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKakoP
Kako
M
Kako of Central African Republic
 
Kara, Fertit6,500Y15.00 %25.00 %5 IslamKara   
Kari119,000Y32.00 %59.00 %5 ChristianityKare   
Kpagua4,800Y6.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKpagua   
Kpatili6,100Y19.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityKpatili   
Lingala14,00027.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityLingalaP
Lingala
  
Lutos23,000Y13.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsLutosP
Lutos
  
Manja290,000Y46.00 %94.50 %5 ChristianityMandjaP
Manja
  
Mayeka2,80015.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityMayeka   
Mbangi3,700Y15.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityMbangi   
Mbanza2,1008.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityMbandja   
Mbati, Isongo82,000Y9.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMbati   
Mbimu33,000Y40.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityMpiemoP
Mbimu
M
Mbimu of Central African Republic
T
Mbum17,000Y27.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityMbum   
Monzombo2,200Y3.00 %14.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMonzombo   
Ngam24,000Y15.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityNgam   
Ngando, Dingando6,800Y17.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityNgando   
Ngbaka Gbaya3,60030.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityNgbaka   
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka117,000Y37.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityNgbaka Ma'bo   
Ngbaka Manza40,000Y34.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityNgbaka Manza   
Ngombe, Ngombe-Kaka2,000Y18.00 %53.00 %5 ChristianityNgombe   
Ngundi15,00034.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNgundi   
Nzakara, Sakara68,000Y26.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityNzakaraP
Nzakara, Sakara
  
Pana112,000Y23.00 %68.00 %5 ChristianityPana   
Pande9,500Y13.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsPande   
Pygmy, Bamassa14,000Y6.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLimassa   
Pygmy, Banziri1,900Y8.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityGanzi   
Pygmy, Bayaka20,000Y40.00 %49.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsYakaP
Pygmy, Bayaka
M
Pygmy, Bayaka of Central African Republic
T
Pygmy, Buraka3,400Y22.00 %50.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBuraka   
Pygmy, Gbanziri20,000Y24.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsGbanziri   
Pygmy, Gundi15,000Y22.00 %25.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsGundi   
Runga29,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamRungaP
Runga
M
Runga of Central African Republic
T
Sango440,000Y49.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianitySangoP
Sango
  
Sango Riverain41,000Y49.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianitySango, Riverain   
Sara Kaba19,000Y19.00 %47.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsSara Kaba   
Sara Mbai11,000Y45.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityMbay   
Suma68,000Y45.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianitySuma   
Vale7,400Y6.00 %42.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsVale   
Yakoma126,000Y27.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityYakoma   
Yulu5,500Y7.00 %40.00 %4 ChristianityYulu   
Total People Groups:   81 4,711,000 67         20 12 15
Unclassified / Other Individuals 26,000  
UN Country Population (2018) 4,737,000  
Other reported groups:  4  
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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 8.6 % 460,000 9.8 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 2.5 % 68,000 1.4 %
  4 - Partially reached 12 14.8 % 374,000 7.9 %
  5 - Significantly reached 60 74.1 % 3,809,000 80.9 %
Totals 81   4,711,000  


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
4,700


Azande
85,000


Baggara, Fertit
23,000


Baggara, Shuwa Arab
105,000


Banda-Ndele
48,000


Bokoto
169,000


French
21,000


Fulani, Bagirmi
206,000


Fulani, Nigerian
59,000


Hausa
33,000


Kaba
95,000


Kako
14,000


Lingala
14,000


Lutos
23,000


Manja
290,000


Mbimu
33,000


Nzakara, Sakara
68,000


Pygmy, Bayaka
20,000


Runga
29,000


Sango
440,000

Central African Republic People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Central African Republic – Languages
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Aliaiy10Need?
Arabic, Chadian Spokenshu11Complete
Arabic, Sudanese Creolepga11Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Banda, Mid-Southernbjo10Need?
Banda, South Centrallnl20Portions
Banda, Togbo-Varator10Need?
Banda, West Centralbbp10Need?
Banda-Bambariliy10Portions
Banda-Bandabpd10Need?
Banda-Mbresbqk10Need?
Banda-Ndelebfl10Need?
Banda-Yangereyaj10None
Bhogotobdt10Portions
Birribvq10Need?
Bofibff10None
Bomitabazmx10None
Burakabkg10None
Dagbadgk10None
Dendideq10None
Frenchfra10Complete
Fulfulde, Bagirmifui11Need?
Fulfulde, Nigerianfuv11NT
Furufuu10Need?
Ganzignz10None
Gbanugbv10Portions
Gbanzirigbg10None
Gbaya, Northwestgya10Complete
Gbaya, Southwestgso10NT
Gbaya-Bossangoagbp10Portions
Gbaya-Bozoumgbq10None
Gbayigyg10None
Gemegeq10Need?
Gobugox10Need?
Gulakcm10Portions
Gundigdi10None
Hausahau11Complete
Kaba Naa, Sarakwv10NT
Kabbaksp10Complete
Kakokkj10NT
Karakah10None
Karekbn10NT
Kpaguakuw10None
Kpatilikym10None
Lakalap10NT
Langbashelna10None
Language unknownxxx10None
Limassabme10Need?
Lingalalin10Complete
Lutosndy10NT
Mandjamzv10None
Mayekamyc10Need?
Mbandjazmz10Complete
Mbangimgn10None
Mbatimdn10Portions
Mbaymyb10Complete
Mbummdd10NT
Monzombomoj10None
Mpiemomcx10Portions
Ngamnmc10NT
Ngandongd10Need?
Ngbakanga10Complete
Ngbaka Ma'bonbm10Need?
Ngbaka Manzangg10Need?
Ngombenmj10None
Ngundindn10None
Nzakaranzk10Portions
Panapnz10Portions
Pandebkj10None
Rungarou11Need?
Sangosag10Complete
Sango, Riverainsnj10None
Sara Kabasbz10None
Sumasqm10None
Ukhwejoukh10None
Valevae10None
Yakaaxk10Portions
Yakomayky10Need?
Yuluyul10None
Zandezne10Complete
Totals: 80 81 7   33 12 20 37 3
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Central African Republic – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 31.6 %
(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.
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Central African Republic – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 4,711,000
Percent Urbanization 40 %
Total People Groups 81
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 70.4%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 31.6%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking 35 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.352 (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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