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Top 9 African countries where christianity is the largest religion

The other major religion on the African continent is Islam, and both are minority religions.

In the first century CE, Egypt was the first African country to adopt the religion. The Islamic conquest of significant areas of North Africa, on the other hand, limited the growth of Christianity in the region.

Today, Christianity is practiced by the majority of people in many countries in Central Africa, Southeast Africa, and Southern Africa.

A sizable proportion of Egyptians are Coptic Christians, who live in certain West African countries as well.

Christianity was introduced to most of these countries during European colonial rule and has since been widely disseminated via the efforts of Christian missionaries stationed there.

More than 90% of the people in the following nations identify as Christians.

São Tomé And Príncipe

Located in the Gulf of Guinea, So Tomé and Prncipe is a small island republic in Central Africa.

The islands were discovered by Portuguese sailors in the 15th century and only lately became populated.

The island nation was a major trafficking point for African slaves. Roman Catholicism is the most popular religion in the country, a holdover from the country's time under Portuguese administration.

So Tomé and Prncipe has a Christian population of 97.0%, with Roman Catholics making up 55.7% of the total.


In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Christianity is the most popular religion. A whopping 95.8% of people in the country identify as religious.

There are around 35 million Catholics living in the country as of this writing.. Most of the country's children are educated under the supervision of the Catholic church. The church oversees a vast network of institutions such as hospitals, retail outlets, and even farms.

More than half of the country's citizens belong to the Protestant Church, making it Africa's largest Protestant denomination. The country has a population of roughly 25 million people.


Angola has a sizable Christian population, making up 95% of the country's total population.

The Catholic Church accounts for more than half of the country's Christians, while Protestant denominations such as the Methodists, Congregationalists, and Baptists account for the remaining 25% of the population.

The activity of Christian missionaries in Angola helped to spread Christianity throughout the country. In Angola, Christian institutions have also engaged in charitable activities, such as providing free medical treatment and education to the needy.


Rwanda's Christian population is 93.6 percent Roman Catholic, making it the country's biggest Christian denomination.

The genocide in Rwanda, on the other hand, prompted a paradigm change and a large-scale conversion to Protestantism. There are currently 43.7% of Rwandans who identify as Roman Catholic.

An estimated 37.7% of people identify as Protestant, while 11.8% identify as Adventist.

For many indigenous Rwandans, Christianity and the Rwandan God Imana are interchangeable terms, even though they are distinct religions.

The Seychelles (official name: Seychelles)

93,1 percent of the people in Seychelles are Christian, with 76.2 percent being Roman Catholics and 10.6 percent being Protestants.

Only 1.1 percent of the country's people practice religions other than Christianity, with the rest identifying as either non-religious or unaffiliated.


With 93% of the population identifying as Christians, Christianity is the dominant religion in the country.

About 87% of these people are Roman Catholics, whereas only 5% are Protestants. Only 2% of the population is Muslim, with the remaining 5% belonging to diverse faiths such as Bahá', Animism, and so on.


90% of the people in Lesotho, a landlocked country bordered on all sides by South Africa, are Christians.

Evangelicals make up the majority of the Protestant population, accounting for 26% of the country's total population.

19% of people in the country are members of one of the major Protestant denominations. Roman Catholics make up the remaining 55% of the Christian population.

More over ten percent of the people in Lesotho are members of other religions or have no religion at all.


Namibia's national population is 90 percent Christian, according to official statistics. 75 percent of the country's population is Protestant, making up the vast bulk of the country's Christian population.

As a result of the activity of Finnish and German missionaries in Namibia, approximately half of the Protestant population is Lutheran.

The rest of the country's Christian population is made up of Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Mormons, and members of other churches. Despite this, Namibia's residual population practices a variety of native religions.


Swaziland's population is overwhelmingly Christian. Protestant churches and indigenous African churches account for 40% of the population. It is estimated that the Roman Catholic population in the United States is around 20%.

A small proportion of Swaziland's population practices Islam, Bahá'ism, or Hinduism, while a large portion of the country's population practices traditional faiths.

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