• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BANTU, SWAHILI


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 36

Population: 4,483,995

Unreached people groups: 32

UPG population: 4,376,295

Unengaged UPGs: 14

UUPG population: 813,445

Number of countries: 24


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: Bantu refers to a large, complex linguistic grouping of peoples in Africa. Swahili is the most widely spoken language among the Bantu. The Swahili Bantu people cluster encompasses Bantu people who speak Swahili.

Peoples within this cluster: African Bantu; Bajun; Comorian, Maore; Comorian, Mwali; Comorian, Ndzwani; Comorian, Ngazidja; Gosha; Mushungulu; Mwani; Swahili; Zanzibari; Zaramo

Countries where they are found: Burundi; Canada; Comoros; Congo (Kinshasa); Eswatini; France; Kenya; Madagascar; Mayotte; Mozambique; Oman; Qatar; Reunion; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; United States; Zambia


People groups: 36

Population: 4,483,995

Unreached people groups: 32

UPG population: 4,376,295

Unengaged UPGs: 14

UUPG population: 813,445

Number of countries: 24