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PEID: 14650

ROP: 106463

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Sudanic

Language: Mbandja - (zmz)

Alternate Name(s): Mbanza, Mbandja, Mbandza

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Congo (Kinshasa)

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

Population: 672,000

Global Population: 691,700

PEID: 14650

ROP: 106463

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Mbanja of Congo (Kinshasa), numbering 672,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Sudanic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 691,700 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Mbandja. The primary religion practiced by the Mbanja is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.

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