People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Burundi of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 17,295

ROP3 Code: 101785
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes
Language: French - (fra)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Burundi

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Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 2,405

  Louisville/Jefferson County, KY - 700

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 400

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 100

  Kansas City, MO - 90

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Brief Profile

The Burundi people migrated to North America from one of the smallest countries in Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. It is also sometimes considered part of Central Africa.

Burundi mother tongue is Rundi. However, the national trade language is French. As a result, due to the ethnic diversity among Burundi people in North America, they tend to communicate with one another in French.

In Burundi, the general populous on a daily basis deals with such issues as poverty, corruption, weak infrastructure, poor access to health and education services, and hunger. Coming to the United States brings similar yet other challenges. Consequently, they suffer other social issues.

The vast majority of Burundi people adhere to Roman Catholicism. However, many are often Roman Catholic in name only and seek to live a more secular way of life.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Burundi as they adjust to new challenges living in the United States. Pray that through these challenges they will experience peace through a perrsonal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for evangelical Burundi to share the message of the Gospel with Burundi and other African people groups.


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Other Resources

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Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC2,405
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY700
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX400
United StatesOrland ParkChicago-Naperville-ElginIL100
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO90



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