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PEID: 15244

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)

Alternate Name(s): Gova

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Botswana

Also found in: Angola; Namibia; Zambia

Population: 27,000

Global Population: 62,000

PEID: 15244

ROP: 106490

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Mbukushu of Botswana, numbering 27,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-South people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 62,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Mbukushu. The primary religion practiced by the Mbukushu is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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