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Central African Republic
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A landlocked country located in the heart of Africa, Central African Republic (CAR) was a former French colony. With an estimated population of about 5 million, CAR is among the five poorest countries in the world according to the 2018 United Nations report on Human Development. In the absence of reliable data, the Christian population is estimated at 85 percent which is comprised of about 50 percent Protestant and 35 percent Roman Catholic.

Although Pentecostal missionaries from the Swiss Pentecostal Mission (SPM) and the Elim missions brought Pentecostalism around 19…

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Nupanga, Weanzana Wa Weanzana, “Central African Republic”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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