• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BANTU, CENTRAL-SOUTH

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 133

Population: 28,363,800

Unreached people groups: 95

UPG population: 16,041,900

Unengaged UPGs: 21

UUPG population: 864,400

Number of countries: 11


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: Bantu refers to a large, complex linguistic grouping of peoples in Africa. More than one hundred tribal groups are classified among the Central-South Bantu with no single ethnic group dominating the cluster. These tribes are found in Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, and northeastern Angola.

Peoples within this cluster: Ambo (Lala-Bisa); Aushi; Baali; Bemba; Bembe; Bisa; Boma Kasai; Bushoong; Buyi; Bwile; Chokwe; Cishinga; Doondo; Dzing; Fwe; Holoholo; Holu; Hunganna; Ila; Ila, Lumbu; Imilangu; Kabende; Kabwari; Kango (Likango); Kaonde; Kwese; Lala; Lamba; Lele; Lenje; Leya; Lima; Lonzo; Luano; Luchazi; Luimbi; Lukolwe; Lunda; Lungu; Lungu; Lwena; Makoma; Mambwe-Lungu; Mbala; Mbalantu; Mbangala; Mbowe; Mbowela; Mbukushu; Mbunda; Mbwela; Mfinu; Monokutuba; Mpuon; Mukulu; Mwenyi; Ndembu Lunda; Ndengese; Ndombe; Ng'umbo; Ngandyera; Ngoli; Ngongo; Nkangala; Nkhumbi; Nkoya; Nyengo; Nyengo (Simaa); Pelende; Pende; Sakata; Sala; Samba; Shasha; Shila; Simaa; Soli; Sonde; Songo; Songo, Nsongo; Subia; Suku; Swaka; Tabwa; Tiene; Toka; Tonga; Tonga, Zambezi; Totela; Unga; Wongo; Yaka; Yansi; Yauma; Yeye; Yombe, Bayombe; Zambian, generic

Countries where they are found: Angola; Botswana; Canada; Congo (Brazzaville); Congo (Kinshasa); Namibia; Nigeria; Tanzania; United States; Zambia; Zimbabwe


People groups: 133

Population: 28,363,800

Unreached people groups: 95

UPG population: 16,041,900

Unengaged UPGs: 21

UUPG population: 864,400

Number of countries: 11