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PEID: 15551

ROP: 111193

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Nguni

Language: Zulu - (zul)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: South Africa

Also found in: Botswana; Eswatini; Lesotho; Mozambique; Zimbabwe

Population: 13,090,000

Global Population: 13,706,300

PEID: 15551

ROP: 111193

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Zulu of South Africa, numbering 13,090,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Nguni people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 13,706,300 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Zulu. The primary religion practiced by the Zulu is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

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