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Meet The Top 10 African Countries With Christianity As Only Major Religion

Christianity is one of the two religions in the Africa, the other being Islam.

In Africa, the religion was first presented in Egypt in the mid-first century.

In any case, the further spread of Christianity in North Africa was obstructed by the Islamic victories of substantial parts of the area.

As of now, most of the number of inhabitants in most Central African, Southeast African, and Southern African countries grasp Christianity. Some West African nations additionally house an expansive populace of Christians while Coptic Christians constitute a critical minority in Egypt. Christianity in the vast majority of these nations have been presented amid the colonization of these nations by European pioneer controls and have been spread by crafted by Christian evangelists in these nations.

In the following countries, 90% or more of the national population are affiliated to Christianity.

1. São Tomé and Príncipe

The island nation was one of the important centers of the African slave trade. As a legacy of the Portuguese rule in the country, Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion here. 97.0% of São Tomé and Príncipe’s population are affiliated to Christianity with Roman Catholics accounting for 55.7% of the population.

2. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Christianity serves as the religion of the majority of the population in the DRC. 95.8% of the country’s population are affiliated to the religion. The country houses around 35 million Catholics. The country’s Catholic church manages the education of most children in the country.

3. Angola

Angola also houses a large population of Christians accounting for 95% of the nation’s population. Over 50% of the country’s Christians are Catholics while about a quarter being members of the Protestant churches including the Methodists, Congregationalists, Baptists, and others

4. Rwanda

93.6% of the population of Rwanda are Christians with Roman Catholicism being the dominant Christian denomination in the country. However, the Rwandan genocide led to a shift in beliefs and mass conversions to Protestantism. Presently, Roman Catholics account for 43.7% of the Rwandan national population. 37.7% of the population is affiliated to Protestantism and 11.8% are Seventh-day Adventists.

5. Seychelles

In the island nation of Seychelles, 93.1% of the national population is affiliated to Christianity including 76.2% Roman Catholics and 10.6% Protestants. Non-Christian faiths account for only 1.1% of the country’ population while the rest are non-religious or non-affiliated to any religion.

6. Equatorial Guinea

Christianity is the principal religion in the country with 93% of the population being Christians. Of this figure, about 87% are Roman Catholics and about 5% are Protestants. Only 2% of the population practices Islam while the rest 5% are affiliated to various beliefs like the Bahá’í Faith, Animism, etc..

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7. Lesotho

In Lesotho, a tiny landlocked nation bordered on all sides by South Africa, 90% of the population follow Christianity. 45% of the population are Protestants with Evangelicals being the principal Protestant denomination and representing 26% of the national population. Anglicans and other Protestant groups account for 19% of the population. The remaining 45% of the Christian population are Roman Catholics. The other religions and non-religious population account for the rest 10% of Lesotho’s population.

8. Namibia

90% of the national population of Namibia are Christians. The majority of the Christian population of the country are Protestants with 75% of the national population being represented by this Christian denomination. As a legacy of the Finnish and German missionary work in Namibia, nearly 50% of the Protestant population of the country are Lutherans. Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Mormons, and other Christian denominations account for the rest of the Christian population of the nation. The remaining population of Namibia follows various indigenous religions.

9. Swaziland

Christianity is also the most common religion in Swaziland. Over 40% of the population is affiliated to the Protestant and indigenous African churches. About 20% of the population are Roman Catholics. Islam, the Bahá’í Faith, and Hinduism are the religions followed by a small minority of Swaziland’s population while traditional religions are followed by a significant minority of the country’s population.

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Rank Coun­try Re­gion % of national population affiliated to Christianity
1 São Tomé and Príncipe Central Africa 97.0
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Central Africa 95.8
3 Angola Central Africa 95.0
4 Rwanda East Africa 93.6
5 Seychelles East Africa 93.1
6 Equatorial Guinea Central Africa 93.0
7 Lesotho Southern Africa 90.0
8 Namibia Southern Africa 90.0
9 Swaziland Southern Africa 90.0
10 Zambia East Africa 87.0
11 Republic of the Congo Central Africa 85.9
12 Liberia West Africa 85.5
13 Cape Verde West Africa 85.0
14 Réunion East Africa 84.9
15 Uganda East Africa 84.0
16 Zimbabwe Southern Africa 84.0
17 Central African Republic Central Africa 80.3
18 Malawi East Africa 79.9
19 South Africa Southern Africa 79.7
20 Kenya East Africa 78.0
21 Burundi East Africa 75.0
22 Gabon Central Africa 73.0
23 Botswana Southern Africa 71.6
24 Ghana West Africa 71.2
25 Cameroon Central Africa 69.2
26 Ethiopia Horn of Africa 62.8
27 Eritrea Horn of Africa 62.5
28 Tanzania East Africa 61.4
29 South Sudan East Africa 60.5
30 Nigeria West Africa 58.0
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