• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BANTU, CENTRAL-CONGO

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 145

Population: 22,215,660

Unreached people groups: 114

UPG population: 13,983,110

Unengaged UPGs: 25

UUPG population: 1,556,050

Number of countries: 14


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: Bantu refers to a large, complex linguistic grouping of peoples in Africa. The Central-Congo Bantu people cluster encompasses multiple Bantu ethnic groups primarily found in the Congo region of Africa, what today is comprised of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) and the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). More than one hundred Bantu people groups are found within this geographic region.

Peoples within this cluster: Akwa; Amba; Ambede, Mbede; Apakabeti; Bakwele; Bamwe; Bangando; Bangi; Barambu; Batsangui, Tsangi; Bebele; Bebil; Beeke; Beembe; Bikele-Bikay; Binza; Boba; Boko; Bokoto; Boloki; Bolondo; Bombongo; Bomitaba; Bomwali; Bongili; Buela; Buja; Bulia; Bulu Fang; Buzaba; Bwa; Congolese, French-Speaking; Dzando; Eton; Ewondo; Fang; Foma; Forest Bira; Gabonese; Genja; Genya; Hamba; Kaiku; Kaka; Kango (Dibatchwa); Kango (Dikango); Kare, Li-Kari-Li; Kela, Lemba; Kele; Kinya-Mituku; Koguru; Kota; Koyo; Kuba; Kuba, Likuba; Kumu; Kunda, Seba; Kusu; Kwakum; Kwala; Kwami, Kwame; Lalia; Lega; Lengola; Likila; Liko; Lingala; Lobala; Loi, Baloi; Lombo; Lusengo; Mabaale; Mbesa; Mbimu; Mbole; Mbosi; Mekaf; Moi; Moingi; Mongo; Mwenga Lega; Ndaka; Ndobo; Ndolo; Ngala; Ngando; Ngando, Dingando; Ngbinda; Ngondi; Ngwili; Nkutu; North Makaa; Ntomba; Nyali; Nyanga; Ombo; Pande; Peri; Plains Bira; Pobyeng; Poke; Pol; Sengele; So, Fo; Soko; Songomeno; Songora; South Makaa; Tembo; Tembo, Motembo; Tetela; Vanuma; Wandji; Wumbvu; Yamongeri; Yela; Yongho

Countries where they are found: Angola; Belgium; Cameroon; Canada; Central African Republic; Congo (Brazzaville); Congo (Kinshasa); Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Sao Tome and Principe; South Sudan; Spain; Uganda; United States


People groups: 145

Population: 22,215,660

Unreached people groups: 114

UPG population: 13,983,110

Unengaged UPGs: 25

UUPG population: 1,556,050

Number of countries: 14