• PEOPLE CLUSTER: KRU

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 43

Population: 4,176,900

Unreached people groups: 18

UPG population: 1,865,600

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 322,500

Number of countries: 5


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: Kru refers to a linguistic group found today in southwest Côte d'Ivoire and southern Liberia. The people groups that comprise the Kru people cluster tend to live along the Atlantic coast where they make their living as fishermen and subsistence farmers. Christianity and traditional animist beliefs are widely practiced among these peoples.

  -- James S. Olson, The Peoples of Africa. London: Greenwood Press (1996), p. 308

Peoples within this cluster: Aizi, Tiagbamrin; Bassa; Bassa-Kaduna; Bete; Central Guere; Dewoin; Dida, Lakota; Dida, Yocoboue; Ega; Gbii; Glaro-Twabo; Glio; Godie; Grebo, Barclayville; Grebo, Gboloo; Grebo, Globo; Grebo, Northern; Grebo, Seaside; Kouya; Krahn, Tchien; Krahn, Western; Kru; Krumen, Pye; Krumen, Tepo; Kuwaa; Kwadia; Neyo; Nyabwa-Nyedebwa; Sapo; Siamou; Tajuasohn; Wane; Wobe

Countries where they are found: Burkina Faso; Cote d’Ivoire; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone


People groups: 43

Population: 4,176,900

Unreached people groups: 18

UPG population: 1,865,600

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 322,500

Number of countries: 5