• PEOPLE NAME: BIRWA OF BOTSWANA


PEID: 15215

ROP: 101485

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Sotho-Tswana

Language: Birwa - (brl)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Botswana

Also found in: Zimbabwe

Population: 18,000

Global Population: 36,000


PEID: 15215

ROP: 101485

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Birwa of Botswana, numbering 18,000, 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 36,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Birwa. The primary religion practiced by the Birwa is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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