• PEOPLE CLUSTER: KRU

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 43

Population: 4,104,000

Unreached people groups: 19

UPG population: 1,839,100

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 315,000

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: 4,104,000

Unreached people groups: 19

UPG population: 1,839,100

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 315,000

Number of countries: 5