• PEOPLE NAME: LOZI OF BOTSWANA

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By David, Lozi pastor

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PEID: 15242

ROP: 105890

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Sotho-Tswana

Language: Lozi - (loz)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Botswana

Also found in: Angola; Namibia; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Population: 17,500

Global Population: 1,160,400


PEID: 15242

ROP: 105890

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Lozi of Botswana, numbering 17,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Sotho-Tswana people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,160,400 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Lozi. The primary religion practiced by the Lozi 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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