PEID: 15649

ROP: 101485

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Sotho-Tswana

Language: Birwa - (brl)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Zimbabwe

Also found in: Botswana

Population: 15,500

Global Population: 36,000

PEID: 15649

ROP: 101485

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Birwa of Zimbabwe, numbering 15,500, 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 36,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Birwa. The primary religion practiced by the Birwa is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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