• PEOPLE NAME: MBUKUSHU OF NAMIBIA

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By Henk Olwage

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PEID: 15455

ROP: 106490

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South

Language: Mbukushu - (mhw)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Namibia

Also found in: Angola; Botswana; Zambia

Population: 8,100

Global Population: 56,600


PEID: 15455

ROP: 106490

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Mbukushu of Namibia, numbering 8,100, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-South people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 56,600 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Mbukushu. The primary religion practiced by the Mbukushu is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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