• PEOPLE NAME: SHONA OF ZIMBABWE

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PEID: 15673

ROP: 108959

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Shona

Language: Shona - (sna)

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Primary Religion: Christianity

Country: Zimbabwe

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

Population: 7,650,000

Global Population: 8,141,900


PEID: 15673

ROP: 108959

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Shona of Zimbabwe, numbering 7,650,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Shona people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 8,141,900 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Shona. The primary religion practiced by the Shona is Christianity, an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.


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