PEID: 12953

ROP: 100830

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Congo

Language: Bekwel - (bkw)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Congo (Brazzaville)

Also found in: Cameroon; Gabon

Population: 15,000

Global Population: 61,000

PEID: 12953

ROP: 100830

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Bakwele of Congo (Brazzaville), numbering 15,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Congo people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 61,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Bekwel. The primary religion practiced by the Bakwele is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

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