• PEOPLE NAME: LOZI OF NAMIBIA

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By David, Lozi pastor

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PEID: 15449

ROP: 105890

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Sotho-Tswana

Language: Lozi - (loz)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Namibia

Also found in: Angola; Botswana; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Population: 36,500

Global Population: 1,247,000


PEID: 15449

ROP: 105890

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Lozi of Namibia, numbering 36,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Sotho-Tswana people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,247,000 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Lozi. The primary religion practiced by the Lozi is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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