Country: Namibia

Number of People Groups

38

People Groups Unreached

1

Total Population

2,356,000

Unreached Population

100

% Christian Adherent

87.4%

% Evangelical

12.5 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (87.4%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afrikaner 103,000 Afrikaans Christianity 93.0 % 18.0 %
Ambo, Ndonga 654,000 Ndonga Christianity 98.5 % 18.0 %
Baster, Rehobother 52,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.0 % 8.0 %
 British 2,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Chokwe 7,500 Cokwe Christianity 85.0 % 39.0 %
 Coloured 224,000 Afrikaans Christianity 95.0 % 10.0 %
Deaf Unknown Namibian Sign Language Christianity 91.0 % 0.0 %
 Dhimba 13,000 Dhimba Christianity 70.0 % 25.0 %
 Fwe 12,000 Fwe Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
Gciriku 12,000 Diriku Christianity 65.0 % 8.0 %
 German 25,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Heikum, San 23,000 Haiom E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 10.0 %
 Herero 237,000 Herero Christianity 97.0 % 9.0 %
 Jew 100 English E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kung-Ekoka 2,300 Kung-Ekoka E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.2 %
Kung-Gobabis 4,600 Kx'au'ein E Ethnic Religions 11.0 % 3.0 %
 Kung-Tsumkwe, Ju'hoan 33,000 Ju'hoan E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 7.0 %
Kwambi 38,000 Kwambi Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
Kwanyama, Oshiwambo 264,000 Oshiwambo Christianity 98.5 % 17.0 %
 Kxoe, Khwe, Xun 3,000 Khwe E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 15.0 %
 Lozi 32,000 Lozi Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
 Luchazi 1,200 Lucazi Christianity 90.0 % 35.0 %
Luyana, Kwangali 94,000 Kwangali Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
Luyana, Lui 30,000 Luyana Christianity 80.0 % 18.0 %
Mangetti Dune !Xung 500 Mangetti Dune !Xung Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Masi, Mashi 300 Mashi E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.0 %
Mbalanhu 300 Mbalanhu E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 0.5 %
Mbukushu, Gova 7,900 Mbukushu Christianity 55.0 % 5.0 %
 Nama, Bergdama, Mountain Damara 258,000 Nama Christianity 88.0 % 8.0 %
Namibians, English-Speakers 27,000 English Christianity 91.0 % 12.0 %
 Naro, Nharon 5,400 Naro E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 5.0 %
Nusan, West Xo 400 Xoo E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.0 %
Nyemba, Ngangela 14,000 Nyemba Christianity 85.0 % 0.4 %
Subia, Chikwahane 31,000 Kuhane E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 4.0 %
Tswana 14,000 Tswana Christianity 80.0 % 4.0 %
Umbundu 4,100 Umbundu Christianity 96.0 % 3.0 %
Vasekela Bushman 71,000 Vasekela Bushman E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 2.0 %
Yeyi, Koba 43,000 Yeyi E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.0 %
  Totals:  38 2,344,000 1     87.4 % 12.5 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.5 %)
87.4 %
Ethnic Religions
9.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
2.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.6 %
Independent
14.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
62.6 %
Roman Catholic
21.0 %
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 Namibia. 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 Namibia
  • Christian ministry in Namibia
  • 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 Namibia 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
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
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
Team Expansion Medium
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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