People Group Highlights

(We are working weekly to add new People Groups and People Group Profiles to the following list. If you do not see one that you are looking for, we welcome your submitting a new people group and/or a people group profile. Or, if you have a suggestion or recommendation on a completed profile, we welcome your feedback.)


Displaying 1-30 of 82 results.
PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc People Cluster Primary Religion Language Total Population
AfrikanerSouth AfricaSub-Saharan African PeoplesEurasian PeoplesGermanicChristianity - ProtestantAfrikaans - (afr)67,185
MalagasyMadagascarSub-Saharan African PeoplesMalay PeoplesMalagasyChristianity - ProtestantPlateau Malagasy - (plt)3,225
LiberianLiberiaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanOther Sub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - ProtestantEnglish - (eng)72,733
AnuakSouth SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanNiloticEthnic ReligionsAnuak - (anu)3,900
Luba-LuluaCongoSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanBantu, Central-LubaChristianity - IndependentLuba-Lulua - (lua)5,800
MalawianMalawiSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanSub-Saharan African - GenericChristianity - ProtestantEnglish - (eng)2,350
Dinka South SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanNiloticChristianitySouth Central Dinka - (dib)4,815
FurSudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanOuaddai-FurIslamFur - (fvr)310
MalianMaliSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanMalinke-BambaraIslam - SunniFrench - (fra)14,530
KikuyuKenyaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanBantu, Gikuyu-KambaChristianity - ProtestantKikuyu - (kik)550
MandeSierra LeoneSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanMandeEthnic ReligionsMende (Sierra Leone) - (men)15,000
MandinkaGambiaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanMalinkeIslamMandinka - (mnk)2,600
ManinkaGuineaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanMalinkeIslamWestern Maninkakan - (mlq)5,300
Embu-MbeereKenyaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanBantu, Gikuyu-KambaChristianity - Roman CatholicEmbu - (ebu)1,100
AzandeSouth SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanSudanicChristianity - Other / MarginalZande (individual language) - (zne)13,500
BambaraMaliSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanMalinke-BambaraIslamBambara - (bam)5,300
BariSouth SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanNiloticChristianity - ProtestantBari - (bfa)4,000
BasothoLesothoSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanBantu, Sotho-TswanaChristianity - ProtestantSouthern Sotho - (sot)275
Somali BantuSomaliaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanBantu, SwahiliIslam - SunniMaay - (ymm)20,000
MadiSouth SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanSudanicEthnic ReligionsMa'di - (mhi)1,100
MoruSouth SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanSudanicEthnic ReligionsMoru - (mgd)6,600
AcholiSouth SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanNiloticEthnic ReligionsAcoli - (ach)2,300
Burkinabe, MossiBurkino FasoSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanGurIslamMossi - (mos)2,480
MozambicanMozambiqueSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanBantu, Makua-YaoChristianity - Roman CatholicPortuguese - (por)4,800
Botswanan, TswanaBotswanaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanOther Sub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - IndependentTswana - (tsn)2,100
Hausa Muslim (Nigerien)NigerSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanHausaIslam - SunniHausa - (hau)6,000
NamibianNamibiaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanOther Sub-Saharan AfricanEthnic ReligionsEnglish - (eng)1,450
West AfricanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanSub-Saharan African - GenericIslamEnglish - (eng)553,000
EjaghamNigeriaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanBenueChristianity - Other / MarginalEjagham - (etu)2,500
GaGhanaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanGuineanEthnic ReligionsGa - (gaa)1,800

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