• PEOPLE NAME: RUNGA OF CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Ouaddai-Fur

Language: Runga - (rou)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Central African Republic

Also found in: Chad

Population: 34,000

Global Population: 84,500


PEID: 12922

ROP: 108443

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Runga of Central African Republic, numbering 34,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Ouaddai-Fur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 84,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Runga. The primary religion practiced by the Runga is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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