• PEOPLE NAME: BANZIRI PYGMIES OF CONGO (KINSHASA)


PEID: 14492

ROP: 103268

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Pygmy

Language: Gbanziri - (gbg)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Congo (Kinshasa)

Also found in: Central African Republic; Congo (Brazzaville)

Population: 8,200

Global Population: 39,300


PEID: 14492

ROP: 103268

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Banziri Pygmies of Congo (Kinshasa), numbering 8,200, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Pygmy people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 39,300 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Gbanziri. The primary religion practiced by the Banziri Pygmies is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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