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


  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).