• PEOPLE NAME: SHONA OF ZAMBIA

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PEID: 15630

ROP: 108959

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Shona

Language: Shona - (sna)

Alternate Name(s): Gova

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Zambia

Also found in: Botswana; Canada; South Africa; Zimbabwe

Population: 44,500

Global Population: 7,809,900


PEID: 15630

ROP: 108959

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Shona of Zambia, numbering 44,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Shona people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,809,900 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Shona. The primary religion practiced by the Shona is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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