Affinity Bloc:  Sub-Saharan Peoples What is an Affinity Bloc?

Population

920,635,000

Number of People Clusters

54

People Groups (by Country)

3,094

Unreached People Groups

654 (21 %)

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People Cluster Population Peoples
by Country
Unreached
by Country
% Groups
Unreached
Popl in
Unreached
% Popl in
Unreached
Progress
Scale
Primary
Religion
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
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Adamawa-Ubangi 12,918,000 164 12 7.3 % 194,000 1.5 %    Christianity 69.28 % 21.46 % 4
Atlantic 7,950,000 65 24 36.9 % 848,000 10.7 %    Islam 14.42 % 2.79 % 17
Atlantic-Jola 791,000 20 9 45.0 % 76,000 9.6 %    Islam 16.96 % 0.86 % 2
Atlantic-Wolof 6,565,000 14 14 100.0 % 6,565,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.04 % 0.01 % 131
Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke 6,791,000 67 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 67.29 % 7.81 % -
Bantu, Central-Congo 31,682,000 161 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.73 % 17.39 % -
Bantu, Central-East 4,936,000 10 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 70.17 % 14.77 % -
Bantu, Central-Lakes 69,607,000 100 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 89.06 % 31.20 % -
Bantu, Central-Luba 20,265,000 18 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 87.89 % 18.85 % -
Bantu, Central-South 34,840,000 135 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.77 % 22.46 % -
Bantu, Central-Southeast 10,639,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 64.71 % 19.23 % -
Bantu, Central-Southwest 12,453,000 21 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 94.58 % 20.69 % -
Bantu, Central-Tanzania 30,068,000 58 2 3.4 % 729,000 2.4 %    Christianity 58.49 % 12.54 % 15
Bantu, Chewa-Sena 21,954,000 30 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 85.29 % 21.76 % -
Bantu, East-Coastal 6,615,000 26 10 38.5 % 999,000 15.1 %    Christianity 44.77 % 17.67 % 20
Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba 22,648,000 19 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 94.06 % 63.67 % -
Bantu, Kongo 18,904,000 12 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 88.57 % 23.17 % -
Bantu, Makua-Yao 32,824,000 52 13 25.0 % 5,535,000 16.9 %    Christianity 42.46 % 18.33 % 111
Bantu, Nguni 31,618,000 25 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.35 % 24.43 % -
Bantu, Northwest 12,472,000 103 1 1.0 % 5,600 0.0 %    Christianity 90.39 % 18.21 % 1
Bantu, Shona 12,278,000 28 1 3.6 % 18,000 0.1 %    Christianity 71.91 % 23.07 % 1
Bantu, Sotho-Tswana 20,112,000 43 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 79.10 % 15.57 % -
Bantu, Southeastern 1,489,000 2 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Ethnic Religions 40.13 % 16.85 % -
Bantu, Swahili 6,457,000 56 53 94.6 % 6,347,000 98.3 %    Islam 1.34 % 0.70 % 127
Benue 39,415,000 338 28 8.3 % 639,000 1.6 %    Christianity 75.92 % 27.59 % 13
Chadic 14,593,000 218 59 27.1 % 2,979,000 20.4 %    Islam 37.75 % 10.02 % 60
Fulani / Fulbe 41,216,000 53 53 100.0 % 41,216,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.34 % 0.17 % 824
Guera-Naba of Chad 553,000 6 6 100.0 % 553,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.06 % 0.02 % 11
Guinean 46,605,000 168 10 6.0 % 816,000 1.8 %    Christianity 68.40 % 25.50 % 16
Gur 38,532,000 185 43 23.2 % 5,298,000 13.7 %    Islam 24.11 % 10.01 % 106
Hausa 52,864,000 18 18 100.0 % 52,864,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.63 % 0.47 % 1,057
Igbo 34,831,000 18 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 96.67 % 44.92 % -
Ijaw 6,005,000 11 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 97.48 % 40.35 % -
Kanuri-Saharan 12,230,000 28 27 96.4 % 12,188,000 99.7 %    Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 244
Khoisan 2,406,000 57 7 12.3 % 35,000 1.5 %    Christianity 80.98 % 17.64 % 1
Kru 4,536,000 55 3 5.5 % 79,000 1.7 %    Ethnic Religions 49.56 % 9.85 % 2
Malinke 14,247,000 58 47 81.0 % 13,805,000 96.9 %    Islam 1.25 % 0.35 % 276
Malinke-Bambara 7,052,000 16 14 87.5 % 6,863,000 97.3 %    Islam 4.05 % 1.01 % 137
Malinke-Jula 5,812,000 12 12 100.0 % 5,812,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.64 % 0.25 % 116
Mande 11,348,000 63 17 27.0 % 1,012,000 8.9 %    Ethnic Religions 21.21 % 8.88 % 20
Nilotic 43,117,000 131 18 13.7 % 934,000 2.2 %    Christianity 73.93 % 30.07 % 19
Nuba Mountains 1,549,000 40 33 82.5 % 954,000 61.6 %    Islam 13.07 % 1.54 % 19
Nubian 2,931,000 28 27 96.4 % 2,928,000 99.9 %    Islam 0.24 % 0.05 % 59
Nupe 4,163,000 11 5 45.5 % 148,000 3.6 %    Islam 19.20 % 3.24 % 3
Ouaddai-Fur 4,036,000 36 35 97.2 % 4,017,000 99.5 %    Islam 0.06 % 0.02 % 80
Pygmy 888,000 27 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Ethnic Religions 34.49 % 9.48 % -
Sara-Bagirmi 4,529,000 34 4 11.8 % 160,000 3.5 %    Christianity 54.75 % 12.17 % 3
Songhai 7,897,000 23 22 95.7 % 7,895,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.19 % 0.07 % 158
Soninke 3,598,000 17 17 100.0 % 3,598,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.26 % 0.02 % 72
Sub-Saharan African, general 1,127,000 10 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 62.36 % 11.44 % -
Sub-Saharan African, other 14,831,000 68 2 2.9 % 70,000 0.5 %    Christianity 72.25 % 19.27 % 1
Sudanic 14,129,000 81 3 3.7 % 715,000 5.1 %    Christianity 84.49 % 23.96 % 14
Susu 1,379,000 5 5 100.0 % 1,379,000 100.0 %    Islam 0.17 % 0.02 % 28
Yoruba 47,357,000 39 0 0.0 % Unknown 0.0 %    Christianity 61.55 % 47.37 % -
Totals:  54 People Clusters 920,635,000 3,094 654 21.1 % 188,281,000 20.5 %    14       4,036
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