• PEOPLE NAME: RWANDESE OF CONGO (KINSHASA)

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PEID: 14528

ROP: 108463

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes

Language: Kinyarwanda - (kin)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Congo (Kinshasa)

Also found in: Burundi; Canada; Netherlands; United States

Population: 549,000

Global Population: 775,800


PEID: 14528

ROP: 108463

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Rwandese of Congo (Kinshasa), numbering 549,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Lakes people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 775,800 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Kinyarwanda. The primary religion practiced by the Rwandese is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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