Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo: World Factbook, 2009[1]


2,344,858 sq km




French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba


Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10%


Over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu; the four largest tribes - Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) make up about 45% of the population[1]

Groups Associated with MWC

3 (2006)[2]

Membership in MWC Affiliated Churches

216,268 (2006)[2]

The Democratic Republic of the Congo a country in central Africa with a population of 68,692,542.[1] The Democratic Republic of the Congo has the second largest Anabaptist population in the world behind the United States (2006). In 2006 the country had three Anabaptist-related groups officially associated with Mennonite World Conference and a total membership of 216,268.[2]

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Anabaptist-Related Groups

In 2006 there were three Anabaptist-related groups officially associated with MWC in Angola:

Annotated Bibliography

Related Resources in AnabaptistWiki

The Jesus Tribe: Grace Stories from Congo's Mennonites 1912-2012

100 Ans de Mission Mennonite en République Démocratique du Congo: Témoignages des Apports Locaux 1912-2012

Tshidimu, Franck Mukendi. Le Centenaire de la Mission mennonite au Congo-Kinshasa (1912-2012), cas de la 27ème Communauté Mennonite au Congo. Quelle vision?

Sélections des archives de la Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM)

External Links

D.R. Congo on Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.

Mennonite Mission Network for D.R. Congo

Issues of Congo Missionary Messenger and AIMM Messenger, 1929-2004


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Congo, Democratic Republic of the," CIA World Factbook. (accessed 5 August 2009).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2006 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership," Mennonite World Conference. (accessed 5 August 2009).