• PEOPLE NAME: PEDI OF BOTSWANA

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PEID: 15256

ROP: 107413

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Sotho-Tswana

Language: Pedi - (nso)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Botswana

Also found in: South Africa; Zimbabwe

Population: 21,500

Global Population: 4,345,500


PEID: 15256

ROP: 107413

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Pedi of Botswana, numbering 21,500, 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 4,345,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Pedi. The primary religion practiced by the Pedi is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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