PEID: 12860

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): Pygmy, Gbanziri

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Central African Republic

Also found in: Congo (Brazzaville); Congo (Kinshasa)

Population: 26,500

Global Population: 43,800

PEID: 12860

ROP: 103268

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Gbanziri of Central African Republic, numbering 26,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Pygmy people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 43,800 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Gbanziri. The primary religion practiced by the Gbanziri is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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