Burundi BI

104,789

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

13,346

Indicated decisions 2014

10.8 million

Population

7.78 million

Christians
2.3 million are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Burundi
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 21.27% (20th); Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 123.09% (23rd); Gospel Decisions to Visits- 12.74% (24th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 42.87% (18th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 15.68% (20th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    180/187
  • Internet Access

    1.39% (153rd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Hutu (83.6%); Tutsi (13.6%); Congolese/Lingala (1.5%); Twa Pygmies (1%); South Asian, European, Arab (0.2%).
  • Common Languages

    Kirundi, French, and English
  • Economy

    One of the world’s poorest economies; Has economic stability, but a lot of debt.
    Is still dependent on outside aid; Coffee and tea are its main exports.
  • History / Politics

    Freedom from Belgium in 1962, but Tutsi have lorded over the Hutu for 400 years.
    Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost in 1993 genocide and ensuing 10-year civil war. 
    Democratic elections in 2005 and 2010 have brought stability and better life for Hutus.
    During violence many sought refuge in Tanzania, and now 450,000 have returned home.
    Unrest and violence have increased in 2015-2016 over contested re-election of Nkurunziza.
  • Spirituality

    The church has grown since the 1950’s, starting with revivals.
    Most Burundians recognize that only the church can bring true reconciliation and peace.
    Bible schools had to close during the violence, and almost all missionaries were expelled.
    New Christian workers and study materials are needed for the church to grow well.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the Lord would calm the current unrest and halt the violence. 
    Pray for needs of the returning refugees who often have trouble finding basic services.
    Pray for orphanages and other needs connected to high AIDS rate and malnutrition.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.