• PEOPLE NAME: NDEBELE OF BOTSWANA

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PEID: 15247

ROP: 107154

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Nguni

Language: North Ndebele - (nde)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Botswana

Also found in: Zambia; Zimbabwe

Population: 75,500

Global Population: 1,888,300


PEID: 15247

ROP: 107154

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Ndebele of Botswana, numbering 75,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Nguni people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,888,300 in 3 countries. Their primary language is North Ndebele. The primary religion practiced by the Ndebele 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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