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Rwanda
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Rwanda – 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
Arab2,5000.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab
 T
DeafY26.90 %89.00 %5 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Fleming3,6008.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityVlaams   
French6001.00 %69.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Gujarati, Indians1,2000.10 %0.60 %Y1 HinduismGujaratiP
Gujarati, Indians
M
Gujarati, Indians of Rwanda
T
Hima12,0004.00 %96.00 %4 ChristianityNyankore   
Hutu, Rundi555,00024.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityRundi   
Hutu, Rwandese9,996,000Y28.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityKinyarwandaP
Hutu, Rwandese
  
Lingala, Congolese62,00018.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityLingalaP
Lingala, Congolese
  
Pygmy, Twa224,000Y6.00 %9.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKinyarwandaP
Pygmy, Twa
 T
Swahili17,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili
M
Swahili of Rwanda
T
Tutsi1,168,000Y20.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityKinyarwanda   
Total People Groups:   12 12,042,000 4     3     7 2 5
Unclassified / Other Individuals 118,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 12,160,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Rwanda – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 3 25.0 % 21,000 0.2 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 8.3 % 600 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 3 25.0 % 240,000 2.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 5 41.7 % 11,781,000 97.8 %
Totals 12   12,042,000  


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.
Rwanda – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Arab
2,500


French
600


Gujarati, Indians
1,200


Hutu, Rwandese
9,996,000


Lingala, Congolese
62,000


Pygmy, Twa
224,000


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Swahili
17,000

Rwanda People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Rwanda – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc11Portions
Frenchfra10Complete
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Kinyarwandakin30Complete
Language unknownxxx10None
Lingalalin10Complete
Nyankorenyn10Complete
Rundirun10Complete
Swahiliswh11Complete
Vlaamsvls10Portions
Totals: 10 12 3   9 7 7 9 4
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Rwanda – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 26.5 %
(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.
Rwanda – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Rwanda. Ministries in the Rwanda section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the East and Southern 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 Rwanda   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
Africa Inland Mission, InternationalMedium
African EnterpriseMedium
African LeadershipSmall
Compassion InternationalLarge
Evangelical Friends MissionSmall
Food for the HungryMedium
Foursquare Missions InternationalMedium
Global Outreach InternationalMedium
Harvest FoundationSmall
International Gospel OutreachMedium
Map InternationalMedium
TearFund UKLarge
World ConcernLarge
World ReliefLarge
World Relief CanadaSmall
World Relief USAMedium
Ministries Listed:  16
 
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
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and MissionsSmall
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Middle East MediaMedium
Open Bible ChurchesSmall
Overland MissionsSmall
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:  54
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Rwanda – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 12,042,000
Percent Urbanization 28 %
Total People Groups 12
Unreached People Groups 3
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Kinyarwanda
Secondary National LanguageFrench
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 88.9%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 26.5%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.498 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
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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