• PEOPLE NAME: HERERO OF NAMIBIA

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: Namibia

Also found in: Angola; Botswana

Population: 195,000

Global Population: 306,000


PEID: 15444

ROP: 103756

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Herero of Namibia, numbering 195,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Southwest people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 306,000 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.


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Radio Broadcast: Not Available