• PEOPLE NAME: BARI KAKWA OF CONGO (KINSHASA)

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By Tijwog Agwet

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PEID: 39285

ROP: 104446

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Kakwa - (keo)

Alternate Name(s): Kakwa

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Congo (Kinshasa)

Also found in: South Sudan; Uganda

Population: 42,000

Global Population: 389,000


PEID: 39285

ROP: 104446

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Bari Kakwa of Congo (Kinshasa), numbering 42,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 389,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Kakwa. The primary religion practiced by the Bari Kakwa 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 Churches founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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