Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Southwest

Language: Herero - (her)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Botswana

Also found in: Angola; Namibia

Population: 40,000

Global Population: 417,000

PEID: 15224

ROP: 103756

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Herero of Botswana, numbering 40,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Southwest people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 417,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Herero. The primary religion practiced by the Herero is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available