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PEID: 15648

ROP: 101243

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South

Language: Bemba (Zambia) - (bem)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Zimbabwe

Also found in: Congo (Kinshasa); Tanzania; Zambia

Population: 31,500

Global Population: 5,038,000

PEID: 15648

ROP: 101243

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Bemba of Zimbabwe, numbering 31,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-South people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,038,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Bemba (Zambia). The primary religion practiced by the Bemba is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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