Country: Central African Republic

Number of People Groups

81

People Groups Unreached

6 (7.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,943,000

Population in Unreached

425,000 (8.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

71.41%

% Evangelical

32.08%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.3%
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 *
Ali 51,000 51,000 Ali Christianity 88.00 % 18.00 % -
 Arab, Turku 5,000 59,000 Juba Arabic Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azande 89,000 3,146,000 Zande Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
 Baggara, Fertit 25,000 39,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 111,000 4,021,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.11 % 0.05 % 2
Banda, Mid-Southern 134,000 142,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Christianity 74.00 % 21.00 % -
Banda, Togbo-Vara 17,000 56,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 27.00 % -
Banda, West Central 6,500 12,000 Banda, West Central Christianity 55.00 % 25.00 % -
Banda-Bambari, Linda 260,000 260,000 Banda-Bambari Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Banda-Banda, Banda-Ndi 141,000 145,000 Banda-Banda Christianity 87.00 % 44.00 % -
Banda-Langba 79,000 84,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 % -
Banda-Langbashe, Langwasi 58,000 67,000 Langbashe Christianity 85.00 % 22.00 % -
Banda-Mbres 61,000 69,000 Banda-Mbres Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 % -
 Banda-Ndele 51,000 53,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 79.00 % 40.00 % -
Banda-Ngbugu 129,000 129,000 Banda, South Central Christianity 94.00 % 45.00 % -
Banda-Yangere 38,000 38,000 Banda-Yangere Christianity 47.00 % 17.00 % -
Bangi 7,900 221,000 Bangi Christianity 92.00 % 9.00 % -
Baya, Gbaya 283,000 510,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 % -
 Benkonjo 2,900 2,900 Ukhwejo Christianity 77.00 % 22.10 % -
Birri 6,400 6,400 Birri Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 % -
Bofi 34,000 34,000 Bofi Christianity 88.00 % 26.00 % -
 Bokoto 178,000 178,000 Bhogoto Christianity 89.00 % 46.00 % -
Bomitaba 400 18,000 Bomitaba Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 % -
Dagba 41,000 59,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 20.00 % -
 Deaf 50,000 48,824,000 Language unknown Christianity 76.37 % -
Dendi 14,000 14,000 Dendi Christianity 69.00 % 23.00 % -
 French 22,000 50,956,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 % -
 Fulani, Bagirmi 218,000 261,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 4
Furu 5,800 42,000 Furu Islam 28.00 % 10.00 % -
Gbanu 129,000 129,000 Gbanu Christianity 73.00 % 44.00 % -
Gbaya, Southwest 266,000 266,000 Gbaya, Southwest Christianity 94.00 % 46.00 % -
Gbaya-Bossangoa 248,000 248,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 % -
Gbaya-Bouzum 47,000 47,000 Gbaya-Bozoum Christianity 74.00 % 36.00 % -
Gbayi 7,200 7,200 Gbayi Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
Geme 700 700 Geme Christianity 95.00 % 19.00 % -
Gobu 2,500 39,000 Gobu Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 % -
Gula, Kara 19,000 21,000 Gula Islam 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Hausa 35,000 53,322,000 Hausa Islam 0.08 % 0.06 % 1
Kaba Dunjo, Sara 5,800 5,800 Kaba Naa, Sara Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 18.00 % -
 Kabba 101,000 171,000 Kabba Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 17.00 % -
Kabba-Laka 3,000 202,000 Laka Christianity 60.00 % 40.00 % -
 Kako 15,000 208,000 Kako Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 15.00 % -
Kara, Fertit 6,900 6,900 Kara Islam 25.00 % 15.00 % -
Kari 126,000 135,000 Kare Christianity 59.00 % 32.00 % -
Kpagua 5,100 5,100 Kpagua Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
Kpatili 6,500 6,500 Kpatili Christianity 60.00 % 19.00 % -
 Lingala 15,000 4,793,000 Lingala Christianity 90.00 % 27.00 % -
 Lutos 25,000 31,000 Lutos Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 13.00 % -
 Manja 307,000 321,000 Mandja Christianity 94.50 % 46.00 % -
Mayeka 3,000 51,000 Mayeka Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Mbangi 4,000 4,000 Mbangi Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
 Mbanza 2,200 676,000 Mbandja Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 % -
Mbati, Isongo 87,000 87,000 Mbati Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 9.00 % -
 Mbimu 35,000 47,000 Mpiemo Christianity 92.00 % 40.00 % -
Mbum 18,000 141,000 Mbum Christianity 70.00 % 27.00 % -
Monzombo 2,300 34,000 Monzombo Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.00 % -
Ngam 26,000 169,000 Ngam Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 % -
Ngando, Dingando 7,200 7,200 Ngando Christianity 93.00 % 17.00 % -
 Ngbaka Gbaya 3,800 2,010,000 Ngbaka Christianity 93.00 % 30.00 % -
Ngbaka Mabo, Bwaka 124,000 333,000 Ngbaka Ma'bo Christianity 97.00 % 37.00 % -
Ngbaka Manza 42,000 42,000 Ngbaka Manza Christianity 90.00 % 34.00 % -
Ngombe, Ngombe-Kaka 2,100 2,100 Ngombe Christianity 53.00 % 18.00 % -
Ngundi 16,000 21,000 Ngundi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 34.00 % -
 Nzakara, Sakara 72,000 75,000 Nzakara Christianity 94.00 % 26.00 % -
Pana 118,000 135,000 Pana Christianity 68.00 % 23.00 % -
Pande 10,000 10,000 Pande Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 13.00 % -
Pygmy, Bamassa 15,000 15,000 Limassa Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
 Pygmy, Banziri 2,000 2,000 Ganzi Christianity 75.00 % 28.20 % -
 Pygmy, Bayaka 22,000 65,000 Yaka Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 40.00 % -
Pygmy, Buraka 3,600 5,900 Buraka Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 22.00 % -
Pygmy, Gbanziri 21,000 30,000 Gbanziri Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 24.00 % -
Pygmy, Gundi 16,000 19,000 Gundi Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 22.00 % -
 Runga 31,000 101,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sango 476,000 675,000 Sango Christianity 95.00 % 49.00 % -
Sango Riverain 43,000 43,000 Sango, Riverain Christianity 88.00 % 49.00 % -
Sara Kaba 20,000 20,000 Sara Kaba Ethnic Religions 47.00 % 19.00 % -
Sara Mbai 12,000 305,000 Mbay Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
Suma 72,000 72,000 Suma Christianity 87.00 % 45.00 % -
Vale 7,800 7,800 Vale Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 6.00 % -
Yakoma 134,000 154,000 Yakoma Christianity 70.00 % 27.00 % -
Yulu 5,800 20,000 Yulu Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 % -
  Totals:  81 4,943,000         6 71.41 % 32.08 % 10 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 74,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 5,017,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Bamingui-Bangoran 52,000
Bangui 756,000
Basse-Kotto 303,000
Haut-Mbomou 71,000
Haute-Kotto 109,000
Kémo 143,000
Lobaye 300,000
Mambéré-Kadéï 444,000
Mbomou 199,000
Nana-Grébizi 142,000
Nana-Mambéré 284,000
Ombella-M'Poko 434,000
Ouaka 337,000
Ouham 449,000
Ouham-Pendé 524,000
Sangha-Mbaéré 123,000
Vakaga 63,000
Provinces:  17 4,733,000
UN Country Population 5,017,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Ali aiy 1 0 Translation Needed
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Banda, Mid-Southern bjo 1 0 Translation Started
Banda, South Central lnl 2 0 New Testament
Banda, Togbo-Vara tor 1 0 Translation Started
Banda, West Central bbp 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Bambari liy 1 0 Bible Portions
Banda-Banda bpd 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Mbres bqk 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Ndele bfl 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Yangere yaj 1 0 Translation Started
Bangi bni 1 0 New Testament
Bhogoto bdt 1 0 Bible Portions
Birri bvq 1 0 Unspecified
Bofi bff 1 0 Translation Started
Bomitaba zmx 1 0 Translation Needed
Buraka bkg 1 0 Translation Needed
Dagba dgk 1 0 New Testament
Dendi deq 1 0 Translation Needed
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Bagirmi fui 1 1 Translation Started
Furu fuu 1 0 Bible Portions
Ganzi gnz 1 0 Translation Needed
Gbanu gbv 1 0 Bible Portions
Gbanziri gbg 1 0 Translation Started
Gbaya, Northwest gya 1 0 Complete Bible
Gbaya, Southwest gso 1 0 New Testament
Gbaya-Bossangoa gbp 1 0 New Testament
Gbaya-Bozoum gbq 1 0 Translation Needed
Gbayi gyg 1 0 Translation Needed
Geme geq 1 0 Translation Needed
Gobu gox 1 0 Translation Started
Gula kcm 1 0 Bible Portions
Gundi gdi 1 0 Translation Needed
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Juba Arabic pga 1 1 Bible Portions
Kaba Naa, Sara kwv 1 0 New Testament
Kabba ksp 1 0 New Testament
Kako kkj 1 0 New Testament
Kara kah 1 0 Translation Needed
Kare kbn 1 0 New Testament
Kpagua kuw 1 0 Translation Needed
Kpatili kym 1 0 Translation Needed
Laka lap 1 0 New Testament
Langbashe lna 1 0 Translation Needed
Limassa bme 1 0 Unspecified
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete Bible
Lutos ndy 1 0 New Testament
Mandja mzv 1 0 Bible Portions
Mayeka myc 1 0 Unspecified
Mbandja zmz 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbangi mgn 1 0 Translation Needed
Mbati mdn 1 0 Translation Needed
Mbay myb 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbum mdd 1 0 New Testament
Monzombo moj 1 0 Translation Started
Mpiemo mcx 1 0 Bible Portions
Ngam nmc 1 0 New Testament
Ngando ngd 1 0 Translation Needed
Ngbaka nga 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngbaka Ma'bo nbm 1 0 New Testament
Ngbaka Manza ngg 1 0 Translation Needed
Ngombe nmj 1 0 Translation Needed
Ngundi ndn 1 0 Translation Needed
Nzakara nzk 1 0 Bible Portions
Pana pnz 1 0 New Testament
Pande bkj 1 0 Translation Started
Runga rou 1 1 Translation Needed
Sango sag 1 0 Complete Bible
Sango, Riverain snj 1 0 Translation Needed
Sara Kaba sbz 1 0 Translation Needed
Suma sqm 1 0 Translation Needed
Ukhwejo ukh 1 0 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Vale vae 1 0 Translation Started
Yaka axk 1 0 Bible Portions
Yakoma yky 1 0 Bible Portions
Yulu yul 1 0 Translation Needed
Zande zne 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 80 81 6   10 18 24 36 0
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Central African Republic Statistics
People Groups 81
Unreached People Groups 6  (7.4%)
Population 4,943,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.0%
Population in Unreached 425,000  (8.6%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 71.4%
Percent Evangelical 32.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 10
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 41%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code CT
Official Language(s) FrenchSango
Literacy Rate 38%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,065,000
Persecution Ranking 31 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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