• PEOPLE NAME: XHOSA OF ZIMBABWE

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PEID: 15685

ROP: 110893

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Nguni

Language: Xhosa - (xho)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Zimbabwe

Also found in: Botswana; Lesotho; South Africa

Population: 35,500

Global Population: 8,810,000


PEID: 15685

ROP: 110893

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Xhosa of Zimbabwe, numbering 35,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Nguni people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 8,810,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Xhosa. The primary religion practiced by the Xhosa is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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