Côte D'ivoire - Ethnic groups



The ethnic composition of Côte d'Ivoire is complex. The Baoulé, concentrated in the central and southeastern regions, account for about 23% of the population. Next come the Bété, a Kru people in the southwest, accounting for 18%. The Sénoufo in the north constitute about 15%. The Mandingo, or Malinké, in the northwest, total 11%. Agni, related to the Baoulé, in the southeast, and Africans from other countries (mostly Burkinabe and Malians) number about 3 million. Non-Africans number anywhere between 130,000 and 330,000—French totaling about 30,000, and Lebanese anywhere between 100,000 and 300,000.

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