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Ethnic Groups and Tribes in D.R.Congo

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The majority of Congo’s ethnic population is made up of Bantu ethnic groups. There are also Nilotic and Sudanic ethnic groups as well as the indigenous people who only make up roughly 1% of the population

- A

Alur/BaAlur ethnic group (Nilotic)

Amba/BaAmba ethnic group (Bantu)

Asua ethnic group (indigenous people) [part of the Mbuti/BaMbuti]

Aushis/BaAushis ethnic group (Bantu)

Avukaya/BaAvukaya ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

-B

Babenzi/Benzi ethnic group (Indigenous people)

Babindji Tribe [part of the BaLuba ethnic group] (Bantu)

Baka ethnic group (indigenous people)

Bena Mulenge Tribe [part of the BaLuba ethnic group] (Bantu)

Bakwa Tshibasu ethnic group (Bantu)

Bakwa Dishi Tribe/Disho [part of the BaLuba ethnic group] (Bantu)

Bali ethnic group (Bantu)

Banda ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Banyamulenge aka Tutsi Congolese [migrated to Congo before independence]

  • And you have the Tutsi and Hutu from Rwanda and Burundi who migrated to Congo after 1960, majority of them fleeing the war/genocide in their countries

Barambo ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Bari ethnic group (Nilotic)

Bemba ethnic group (Bantu)

Bembe ethnic group (Bantu)

Biombo ethnic group (Bantu)

Bira ethnic group (Bantu)

Boa ethnic group (Bantu)

Bobangis ethnic group (Bantu) [Tha Bobangis have assimilated to the BaNgala]

Boma ethnic group (Bantu)

Bomitaba ethnic group (Bantu)

Budu ethnic group (Bantu)

Budzas/Budjas  ethnic group (Bantu)

Bushong ethnic people (Bantu) [part of the Kuba people (Bakuba]

Buyu ethnic group (Bantu)

 Bwende ethnic group(Bantu)

-D

Ding/Dinga ethnic group (Bantu)

Dondo/BaDondo Tribe [part of the BaKongo ethnic group] (Bantu)

-E

Efé/BaEfe ethnic group(indigenous people) [part of the Mbuti/BaMbuti]

Ekonda/BaEkonda Tribe[part of the Mongo ethnic group] (Bantu)

Enya/Wagenia ethnic group (Bantu)

-F

Furiiru/BaFuliiru ethnic group (Bantu)

-H

Havu/BaHavu ethnic group (Bantu)

Hemba/BaHemba ethnic group (Bantu)

Hima/BaHima ethnic group (Bantu)

Holo/BaHolo ethnic group (Bantu)

Holoholo/BaHoloholo ethnic group (Bantu)

Humbu/BaHumbu ethnic group (Bantu)

Hunde/BaHunde ethnic group (Bantu)

Hungana/BaHungana ethnic group (Bantu)

-K

Kakongo/BaKakongo ethnic group (Bantu)

Kakwa/BaKakwa ethnic group (Nilotic)

Kanyok/BaKanyok ethnic group (Bantu)

Kaonde/BaKaonde ethnic group (Bantu)

Kete/BaKete ethnic group (Bantu)[part of the Kuba people (Bakuba]

Komo/BaKomo ethnic group (Bantu)

Kongo/Bakongo ethnic group (Bantu)

Konjo/BaKonjo ethnic group (Bantu)

Kouyous/BaKouyous ethnic group (Bantu)

Kuku/BaKuku ethnic group (Bantu)

Kusu/BaKusu ethnic group (Bantu)

Kwese/BaKwese ethnic group (Bantu)

-L

Lamba/BaLamba ethnic group (Bantu)

Lega/BaLega ethnic group (Bantu)

Lele/BaLele ethnic group (Bantu) [part of the Kuba people (Bakuba]

Lendu/BaLendu ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Lendu-Bindi Tribe (Sudanic/Ubangian) [part of the Lendu ethnic group]

Lengola Tribe/BaLengola (Bantu) [part of the Mongo ethnic group]

Lese/BaLese ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Loi/BaLoi ethnic group (Bantu)

Lokele/BaLokele ethnic group (Bantu)

Luba/BaLuba ethnic group (Bantu)

Lugbara (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Luluwa/BaLuluwa Tribe (Bantu) [part of the BaLuba ethnic group]

Lunda/BaLunda ethnic group (Bantu)

Lwalwa ethnic group (Bantu)

-M

Mamvu/BaMamvu ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Mangbetu ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Mbala/BaMbala ethnic group (Bantu)

Mbochi/BaMbochi ethnic group (Bantu)

Mbole/BaMbole ethnic group (Bantu)

Mbuti/BaMbuti ethnic group (indigenous people) [also refers to the Sua (AKA Kango, Mbuti), Efe and Asua as a collective]

Mbuun/Bunda/BaBunda ethnic group (Bantu)

Metoko/BaMetoko ethnic group (Bantu)

Mondunga ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Mongo/BaMongo ethnic group (Bantu)

Monjombo ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

-N

Nande/BaNande ethnic group (Bantu)

Ndembu ethnic group (Bantu)

Ndengese ethnic group (Bantu) [part of the Kuba people (Bakuba]

Ngala/BaNgala ethnic group (Bantu)

Ngata ethnic group (Bantu)

Ngbaka/BaNgbaka ethnic group (Bantu)

Ngbandi/Sango ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Ngeende ethnic group (Bantu) [part of the Kuba people (Bakuba]

Ngoli/Ngwi/BaNgoli ethnic group (Bantu)

Ngombe/BaNgombe ethnic group (Bantu)

Ngongo/BaNgongo ethnic group (Bantu)

Nkanu/BaNkanu ethnic group (Bantu)

Nkundu/BaNkundu ethnic group (Bantu)

Nkutshu/BaNkutshu ethnic group (Bantu)

Ntomba/BaNtomba ethnic group (Bantu)

Nunu/Bobangi-Nunu ethnic group (Bantu)

Nyanga/BaNyanga ethnic group (Bantu)

Nzakara ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

- P

Pende/BaPende ethnic group (Bantu)

Pere/BaPere ethnic group (Bantu)

Pindi/BaPindi ethnic group (Bantu)

Pyaang/BaPyaanga ethnic group
(Bantu)[part of the Kuba people (Bakuba]

-S

Saka/BaSaka ethnic group (Bantu)

Sakata/BaSakata ethnic group (Bantu)

Salampasu/BaSalampasu (Bantu)

Shi/BaShi ethnic group (Bantu)

Solongo Tribe (Bantu) [part of the BaKongo ethnic group]

Songola ethnic group (Bantu)

Songye ethnic group (Bantu)

Suku ethnic group (Bantu)

Sundi Tribe (Bantu) [part of the Bakongo ethnic group]

Swahili/Baswahili/Waswahili (Bantu) [there’s a difference between culturally Swahili ethnic groups and ethically Swahili groups)

-T

Tabwa/BaTabwa ethnic group (Bantu)

Tchokwes/Chokwe ethnic group (Bantu)

Teke/BaTeke ethnic group (Bantu)

Tende/BaTende ethnic group (Bantu)

Tetela/BaTetela ethnic group (Bantu)

Togbo/BaTogbo Tribe (Sudanic/Ubangian) [part of the Banda ethnic group]

Topoke/BaTopoke Tribe (Bantu) [part of the Mongo ethnic group]

Turumbu/BaTurumbu ethnic group (Bantu)

Twa/BaTwa ethnic group (indigenous people) 

-V

Vira/BaVira ethnic group (Bantu)

-W

Wongo/BaWongo ethnic group (Bantu) [part of the Kuba people (Bakuba]

Woyo/BaWoyo Tribe (Bantu) [part of the BaKongo ethnic group]

-Y

Yaka/BaYaka ethnic group (Bantu)

Yakoma/BaYakoma ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Yanzi/BaYanzi ethnic group (Bantu)

Yeke/BaYeke ethnic group (Bantu)

Yela/BaYela ethnic group (Bantu)

Yombe/BaYombe tribe (Bantu)  [part of the BaKongo ethnic group]

-Z

Zande/Azande ethnic group (Sudanic/Ubangian)

Zappo Zap (Bantu) [part of the Songye ethnic group]

Zela/BaZela ethnic group (Bantu)