THE KPELLE OF LIBERIA
United Methodist 256 among the Bassa, Kpelle, and Mano peoples
Lutheran 125 among the Kpelle and Lama
"Liberia is and has been for years the most heavily missionized country in West Africa and there is no need for more mission organizations or missionaries" (CRWM).
"The largest number of Christians are among the Kpelle . . ." (EB, 891).
See 1971 Map; 65-195 persons/sq. mile (EB, 801)
[In Liberia] "There are more than 2,000 villages, the majority of which are closely concentrated in central Liberia, in the north west, and in the costal region near Monrovia. The predominantly forested regions of south-central and northern Liberia have remained sparsely populated" (EB).
23% of all Liberians are native speakers of Kpelle (PC Globe).
EB=Encyclopedia Britanica CRWM=Larry Verderaa, "A Survey of for Christian and Reformed World Missions of Missions and Churches in West Africa," May 1991.