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

Status of Christianity


No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 5

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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.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Online Talking Bible - Lingala
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StatusCountry 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