• PEOPLE NAME: SOTHO OF BOTSWANA

PEID: 15261

ROP: 109431

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Sotho-Tswana

Language: Southern Sotho - (sot)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Botswana

Also found in: Eswatini; Lesotho; South Africa; United States

Population: 14,500

Global Population: 7,015,675


PEID: 15261

ROP: 109431

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Sotho of Botswana, numbering 14,500, 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 7,015,675 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Southern Sotho. The primary religion practiced by the Sotho is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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