PEID: 15681

ROP: 110224

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Southeast

Language: Tswa - (tsc)

Alternate Name(s): Kitshwa, Sheetshwa, Shitshwa, Tshwa, Xitshwa

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Zimbabwe

Also found in: Mozambique; South Africa

Population: 188,000

Global Population: 1,938,500

PEID: 15681

ROP: 110224

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Tswa of Zimbabwe, numbering 188,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Southeast people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,938,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Tswa. The primary religion practiced by the Tswa is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available