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: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Eswatini

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

Population: 5,900

Global Population: 7,185,700

PEID: 15558

ROP: 109431

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Sotho of Eswatini, numbering 5,900, 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 7,185,700 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Southern Sotho. The primary religion practiced by the Sotho is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available