People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Congolese of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 41,065

ROP3 Code: 105785
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Congo
Language: Lingala - (lin)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: Congo

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Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 10,035

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 4,000

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 3,200

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 2,600

  Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD - 2,200

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Brief Profile

Congolese originated from of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of the Congo. As a result of war in their homeland, their population has more than doubled over the past ten years.

They speak Lingala, a Bantu language spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a large part of the Republic of the Congo. They also speak English, French, Swahili, Kikongo, and Tshiluba.

Several Congolese organizations reinforce the people group identity. They gather annually for holidays like New Year's Day and Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of Congo (June 30), celebrating with Congolese traditional food, music and dancing.

Most Congolese claim Christianity as their religion. However, some seek materialism and a secular lifestyle.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Congolese will remain firm in their faith in the face materialism and secularism.
  • Pray that God will call out evangelical Congolese to obey the Great Commission by sharing their personal faith in Christ with unreached African peoples.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
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Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
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Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - Lingala
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC10,035
United StatesMaldenBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA4,000
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY3,200
United StatesArlingtonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX2,600
United StatesParkvilleBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD2,200
United StatesCollege ParkWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaMD1,900
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,000
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY400
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO20

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