Country: Zimbabwe

Number of People Groups

44

People Groups Unreached

3

Total Population

14,070,000

Unreached Population

22,000

% Christian Adherent

75.5%

% Evangelical

26.2 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (75.5%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afrikaner 40,000 Afrikaans Christianity 96.0 % 30.0 %
 Bemba 30,000 Bemba Christianity 95.0 % 12.0 %
Birwa 15,000 Birwa E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 6.0 %
 British 6,600 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Coloured 75,000 English Christianity 85.0 % 20.0 %
Deaf Unknown Zimbabwe Sign Language Christianity 78.0 % 0.0 %
Doma, Vadoma 16,000 Shona E Ethnic Religions 0.3 % 0.3 %
Dombe 6,100 Dombe E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 0.5 %
 Greek 7,000 Greek Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
 Jew 400 English E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalanga, Kalana 800,000 Kalanga Christianity 68.0 % 17.0 %
Kua 4,200 Kua E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
Kunda 164,000 Kunda Christianity 55.0 % 9.0 %
 Lozi, Rozi 167,000 Lozi Christianity 91.0 % 18.0 %
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 15,000 Makhuwa-Meetto E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 0.5 %
Manyika 973,000 Manyika Christianity 75.0 % 28.0 %
 Marathi 6,000 Marathi Hinduism 1.0 % 0.1 %
Nambya, Nanzva 102,000 Nambya E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 10.0 %
 Ndau 914,000 Ndau E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 12.0 %
 Ndebele, Tabele 1,744,000 Ndebele Christianity 75.0 % 27.0 %
Nsenga 47,000 Nsenga Christianity 72.0 % 14.0 %
 Nyanja 729,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.0 % 29.0 %
 Nyungwe 30,000 Nyungwe E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 8.0 %
 Pedi, North Sotho 164,000 Sotho, Northern Christianity 90.0 % 24.0 %
 Portuguese 15,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
 Sena 134,000 Sena Christianity 82.0 % 10.0 %
 Shona, Central 2,877,000 Shona Christianity 82.8 % 33.0 %
 Shona-Karanga 1,939,000 Shona Christianity 83.0 % 32.0 %
 Shona-Korekore 396,000 Shona Christianity 69.0 % 14.0 %
 Shona-Zezuru 1,786,000 Shona Christianity 83.0 % 34.0 %
Swazi 74,000 Swati Christianity 85.0 % 25.0 %
Tawara, Tavara 60,000 Tawara Christianity 59.0 % 4.0 %
 Tonga, Zambezi 154,000 Tonga Christianity 63.0 % 7.0 %
 Tshara-Tshao 4,000 Tsoa E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 5.0 %
 Tsonga 4,900 Tsonga Christianity 90.0 % 8.0 %
Tswa, Hlengwe 5,300 Tswa E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 8.0 %
Tswana 85,000 Tswana Christianity 80.0 % 16.0 %
Tswana-Tawana 30,000 Tswana Christianity 68.0 % 12.0 %
 Tumbuka 15,000 Tumbuka Christianity 89.0 % 5.0 %
 Venda 146,000 Venda E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 5.0 %
 Xhosa 30,000 Xhosa Christianity 90.0 % 11.0 %
 Yao, Ajao 60,000 Yao Islam 21.0 % 6.0 %
Zimbabwian Gujarati 27,000 Gujarati Hinduism 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Zulu 149,000 Zulu Christianity 85.0 % 22.0 %
  Totals:  44 14,044,000 3     75.5 % 26.2 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
75.5%
26.2%
Ethnic Religions
22.4%
Hinduism
0.2%
Islam
0.6%
Non-Religious
0.9%
Other / Small Religions
0.4%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.0%
Independent
54.0%
Protestant
27.9%
Roman Catholic
17.9%
Orthodox
0.1%
Other Christian
0.1%

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 Zimbabwe. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Zimbabwe
  • Christian ministry in Zimbabwe
  • 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 Zimbabwe 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
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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