Country: Mozambique

Number of People Groups

58

People Groups Unreached

8

Total Population

26,576,000

Unreached Population

780,000

% Christian Adherent

47.2%

% Evangelical

9.1 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (47.2%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
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Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Barwe 22,000 Barwe E Ethnic Religions 39.0 % 1.0 %
 Chopi 970,000 Chopi E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 3.0 %
Chwabo 1,208,000 Chuwabu E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 3.0 %
Deaf Unknown Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.0 % 0.0 %
Dema 7,500 Dema E Ethnic Religions 39.0 % 3.0 %
 French 1,400 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 2,500 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.4 %
Goanese 14,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Greek 8,100 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gujarati 27,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 16,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hindi, Brahman 27,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Jew, Portuguese 300 Portuguese E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kokola 102,000 Kokola Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
 Korean 27,000 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Koti 104,000 Koti Islam 1.2 % 1.0 %
Kunda 7,000 Kunda E Ethnic Religions 27.0 % 2.0 %
 Lolo 207,000 Lolo E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 1.0 %
 Lomwe 1,914,000 Lomwe Christianity 55.0 % 13.0 %
Maindo 27,000 Maindo E Ethnic Religions 23.0 % 4.0 %
 Makhuwa 4,602,000 Makhuwa Christianity 52.0 % 13.0 %
 Makhuwa-Marrevone 591,000 Makhuwa-Marrevone E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.1 %
Makhuwa-Moniga 275,000 Makhuwa-Moniga E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.0 %
Makhuwa-Saka 270,000 Makhuwa-Saka E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 3.0 %
 Makhuwa-Shirima 788,000 Makhuwa-Shirima E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.0 %
 Makonde 455,000 Makonde Islam 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 1,229,000 Makhuwa-Meetto E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
 Makwe 32,000 Makwe Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
Manyawa 221,000 Manyawa E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.0 %
Manyika 209,000 Manyika E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 0.3 %
Marenje 115,000 Marenje E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.5 %
Matengo 2,700 Matengo E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
 Mwani 122,000 Mwani Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Ndau, Shona 1,999,000 Ndau E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 12.0 %
Ndonde 5,400 Makonde Islam 20.0 % 2.0 %
Ngoni 68,000 Ngoni E Ethnic Religions 26.0 % 2.0 %
Nsenga 260,000 Nsenga E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 3.0 %
 Nyanja, Nyasa 810,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.0 % 15.0 %
 Nyungwe 560,000 Nyungwe E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 8.0 %
Phimbi 8,100 Phimbi E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 3.0 %
 Portuguese 48,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
 Romanian 800 Romanian Christianity 98.0 % 5.4 %
Ronga 920,000 Ronga Christianity 80.0 % 7.0 %
 Russian 2,800 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Sakaji, Nathembo 32,000 Nathembo E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.1 %
 Sena 1,710,000 Sena Christianity 82.0 % 10.0 %
Senji 19,000 Ndau E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.0 %
 Shona-Zezuru 27,000 Shona Christianity 75.0 % 25.0 %
 Swahili 14,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Swazi 1,500 Swati Christianity 85.0 % 25.0 %
 Takwane 231,000 Takwane E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.5 %
Tawara 77,000 Tawara E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 4.0 %
Tewe 373,000 Tewe E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
 Tonga, Gitonga 478,000 Tonga E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 3.0 %
 Tsonga 3,092,000 Tsonga Christianity 75.0 % 19.0 %
Tswa 1,480,000 Tswa E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 6.0 %
 Yao, Ajao 633,000 Yao Islam 18.0 % 4.0 %
 Zulu 3,800 Zulu Christianity 80.0 % 22.0 %
  Totals:  58 26,453,000 8     47.2 % 9.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.1 %)
47.2 %
Ethnic Religions
32.0 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
17.9 %
Non-Religious
2.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
3.7 %
Independent
30.9 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
19.0 %
Roman Catholic
46.3 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Mozambique. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Mozambique
  • Christian ministry in Mozambique
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Mozambique or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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