• PEOPLE NAME: SOTHO OF SOUTH AFRICA

PEID: 15533

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): Southern Sotho

Primary Religion: Christianity - Other / Marginal

Country: South Africa

Also found in: Botswana; Eswatini; Lesotho; United States

Population: 4,415,000

Global Population: 6,060,700


PEID: 15533

ROP: 109431

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Sotho of South Africa, numbering 4,415,000, 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 6,060,700 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Southern Sotho. The primary religion practiced by the Sotho is marginal Christianity, a form of religion with roots in Christianity but not theologically Christian.


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