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Benin – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Aguna18,000Y8.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsAguna   
Aja779,000Y11.00 %30.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsAja   
Anii43,000Y1.00 %2.00 %Y1 IslamAnii  T
Anufo, Chokossi23,000Y5.00 %10.00 %4 IslamAnufoP
Anufo, Chokossi
 T
Bariba, Baatoumbu744,000Y13.00 %16.40 %5 IslamBaatonumP
Bariba, Baatoumbu
  
Biali128,000Y1.00 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBialiP
Biali
M
Biali of Benin
T
Boko, Bokonya119,000Y2.00 %15.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBoko   
Burusa, Bulba2,500Y25.00 %33.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNotre   
Cabe3,000Y1.00 %12.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEde Cabe   
Coloured2,20020.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityFrenchP
Coloured
  
DeafY8.30 %39.89 %4 Ethnic ReligionsAmerican Sign Language   
Dendi, Dandawa211,000Y0.03 %0.07 %Y1 IslamDendiP
Dendi, Dandawa
M
Dendi, Dandawa of Benin
T
Ede Nago338,000Y5.50 %66.00 %4 ChristianityNago, Southern   
Ede Nago, Kura42,000Y1.50 %10.00 %2 IslamEde Nago, Kura   
Ewe149,000Y3.00 %72.70 %4 ChristianityEweP
Ewe
  
Fon2,520,000Y15.50 %65.00 %5 ChristianityFonP
Fon
  
Foodo41,000Y0.01 %0.02 %Y1 IslamFoodoP
Foodo
M
Foodo of Benin
T
French31,0000.50 %70.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Gorgal40,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamFulfulde, Western NigerP
Fulani, Gorgal
 T
Fulfulde, Borgu470,000Y0.80 %1.40 %Y1 IslamFulfulde, BorguP
Fulfulde, Borgu
M
Fulfulde, Borgu of Benin
T
Ga, Amina12,00015.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityGaP
Ga, Amina
  
Gangam34,000Y1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNgangam M
Gangam of Benin
T
Gbe, Ayizo622,000Y7.00 %49.00 %4 ChristianityGbe, AyizoP
Gbe, Ayizo
  
Gbe, Ci42,000Y8.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityGbe, CiP
Gbe, Ci
  
Gbe, Defi23,000Y4.00 %66.60 %4 ChristianityGbe, Defi   
Gbe, Eastern Xwla136,000Y3.00 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGbe, Eastern Xwla   
Gbe, Gbesi110,000Y1.00 %45.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsGbe, Gbesi   
Gbe, Kotafon163,000Y3.00 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGbe, Kotafon   
Gbe, Maxi283,000Y4.00 %34.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGbe, MaxiP
Gbe, Maxi
  
Gbe, Saxwe231,000Y16.00 %72.00 %5 ChristianityGbe, SaxweP
Gbe, Saxwe
  
Gbe, Seto37,000Y0.50 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsGun   
Gbe, Tofin112,000Y7.00 %27.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGbe, Tofin   
Gbe, Toli11,000Y2.00 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsGun   
Gbe, Weme223,000Y5.00 %19.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGbe, WemeP
Gbe, Weme
  
Gbe, Western Xwla76,000Y3.00 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGbe, Western XwlaP
Gbe, Western Xwla
M
Gbe, Western Xwla of Benin
T
Gbe, Xwela67,000Y2.00 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsGbe, Xwela   
Gen, Mina103,000Y7.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityGen   
Gourma48,000Y1.00 %12.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsGourmanchema  T
Gun423,000Y8.00 %66.60 %4 ChristianityGun   
Hausa1,086,0000.04 %0.10 %Y1 IslamHausaP
Hausa
 T
Ica107,000Y0.30 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEde Ica   
Idaca174,000Y0.70 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEde IdacaP
Idaca
M
Idaca of Benin
T
Ife36,000Y15.00 %34.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsIfe   
Ije, Holi122,000Y1.00 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEde Ije   
Kabiye12,000Y3.00 %18.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKabiyeP
Kabiye
M
Kabiye of Benin
 
Kambole, Manigri Nago52,000Y1.00 %10.00 %2 IslamNago, Northern   
Kotokoli, Tem18,0000.80 %9.00 %2 IslamTemP
Kotokoli, Tem
M
Kotokoli, Tem of Benin
T
Kyanga, Tyenga2,000Y0.10 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKyangaP
Kyanga, Tyenga
  
Lama89,000Y5.00 %12.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLama   
Lukpa110,000Y3.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLukpa   
Mandingo, Mandinka12,0000.30 %1.00 %Y1 IslamMandinkaP
Mandingo, Mandinka
M
Mandingo, Mandinka of Benin
T
Mbelime, Niendi74,000Y5.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMbelimeP
Mbelime, Niendi
  
Mokole28,000Y0.83 %12.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMokole   
Mossi38,0009.00 %35.00 %4 IslamMooreP
Mossi
  
Natemba80,000Y4.00 %7.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNateniP
Natemba
M
Natemba of Benin
T
Otammari116,000Y4.00 %14.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDitammariP
Otammari
  
Pila, Kpila444,000Y3.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsYom   
Piyobe1,800Y0.60 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMiyobe   
Songhai-Koyraboro8,6000.20 %0.81 %Y1 IslamSonghay, Koyraboro SenniP
Songhai-Koyraboro
  
Tchumbuli4,100Y5.00 %50.00 %4 ChristianityTchumbuli  T
Waama, Yoabou90,000Y2.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsWaamaP
Waama, Yoabou
  
Watchi48,000Y1.50 %2.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsGbe, WaciP
Watchi
M
Watchi of Benin
 
Yoruba99,00013.00 %45.30 %5 IslamYorubaP
Yoruba
  
Yoruba, Idassa66,000Y6.00 %43.70 %4 ChristianityYoruba   
Zarma12,0000.80 %2.00 %Y1 IslamZarmaP
Zarma
M
Zarma of Benin
T
Total People Groups:   65 11,389,000 55     13     33 13 18
Unclassified / Other Individuals 70,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 11,459,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Benin – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 13 20.0 % 2,022,000 17.8 %
  2 - Minimally reached 16 24.6 % 1,144,000 10.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 1.5 % 31,000 0.3 %
  4 - Partially reached 26 40.0 % 3,767,000 33.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 9 13.8 % 4,426,000 38.9 %
Totals 65   11,389,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Benin – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
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Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Agunaaug10Need?
Ajaajg10Portions
American Sign Languagease10NT
Aniiblo11None
Anufocko10NT
Baatonumbba10Complete
Bialibeh10Portions
Bokobqc10Complete
Dendiddn11NT
Ditammaritbz10Complete
Ede Cabecbj10Need?
Ede Icaica10Need?
Ede Idacaidd10None
Ede Ijeijj10Need?
Ede Nago, Kuranqk10Need?
Eweewe10Complete
Fonfon10Complete
Foodofod11Portions
Frenchfra20Complete
Fulfulde, Borgufue11NT
Fulfulde, Western Nigerfuh11Portions
Gagaa10Complete
Gbe, Ayizoayb10Need?
Gbe, Cicib10Need?
Gbe, Defigbh10Need?
Gbe, Eastern Xwlagbx10Need?
Gbe, Gbesigbs10Need?
Gbe, Kotafonkqk10Need?
Gbe, Maximxl10Need?
Gbe, Saxwesxw10Portions
Gbe, Tofintfi10Need?
Gbe, Waciwci11Need?
Gbe, Wemewem10Need?
Gbe, Western Xwlaxwl10Need?
Gbe, Xwelaxwe10Need?
Gengej10Complete
Gourmanchemagux10Complete
Gunguw32Complete
Hausahau11Complete
Ifeife10NT
Kabiyekbp10Complete
Kyangatye11Need?
Lamalas10NT
Lukpadop10Complete
Mandinkamnk11Complete
Mbelimemql10Portions
Miyobesoy10NT
Mokolemkl10NT
Mooremos10Complete
Nago, Northernxkb10Need?
Nago, Southernnqg10Need?
Natenintm10Portions
Ngangamgng10NT
Notrebly10Need?
Songhay, Koyraboro Sennises11NT
Tchumbulibqa10Need?
Temkdh10Portions
Waamawwa10NT
Yompil10NT
Yorubayor20Complete
Zarmadje11Complete
Totals: 61 65 13   37 26 33 55 4
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Benin – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 7.5 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Benin – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Benin. Ministries in the Benin section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the West and Central Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Benin   Ministries in West and Central Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
Agape Gospel MissionMedium
Calvary MinistriesMedium
Christian Aid MissionLarge
Evangel Bible TranslatorsMedium
Evangelical Baptist MissionsMedium
Literacy and Evangelism InternationalSmall
Mennonite Mission NetworkMedium
SEL FranceSmall
TearFund UKLarge
Ministries Listed:  9
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Action International MinistriesMedium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc.Medium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World MissionsMedium
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
EQUIP FoundationSmall
Evangelical Covenant ChurchMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Friends in Action, InternationalSmall
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global Partners / Wesleyan World MissionsMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
GO InternationalSmall
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Good News ProductionsMedium
Heart of God MinistriesMedium
Hope for the HungryMedium
InterCommSmall
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and MissionsSmall
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Middle East MediaMedium
Open Bible ChurchesSmall
Pentecostal Church of God World MissionsSmall
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
Talking Bibles InternationalSmall
Team ExpansionMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  52
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Benin – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 11,389,000
Percent Urbanization 44 %
Total People Groups 65
Unreached People Groups 13
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language French
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 33.5%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 7.5%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.476 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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