Luba-Lulua of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 5,800

ROP3 Code: 105899
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Luba
Language: Luba-Lulua - (lua)
Religion: Christianity - Independent
Country of Origin: Congo

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Majority Located Where

  Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC - 5,800

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Brief Profile

The Luba-Lulua, also known as the Luba-Kasai, Western Luba, Bena-Lulua, Ciluba/Tshiluba, Baluba, or Luva, are a cluster of Bantu people groups from Central Africa and specifically the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Highly spiritual and the traditionally ancient grassland and forest-dwelling hunters, they are the largest ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are indigenous to the Katanga, Kasai, and Maniema regions which were historic provinces of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Their language, Luba-Lulua, is an official language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, alongside Lingala, Swahili, and Kikongo.

A large majority of Luba-Lulua in the United States are Independent Christians. Some follow African traditional religions.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Luba-Lulua Christians will cross-cultures to share the message of Christ with unreached people groups.
  • Pray Luba-Lulua will live a life on mission with God, boldly taking the message of Christ to all peoples.


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United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC5,800