Country: Mozambique

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

8

Total Population

27,150,000

Unreached Population

1,366,000

% Professing Christian

47.1%

% Evangelical

9.0 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Barwe 22,000 22,000 Barwe E Ethnic Religions 39.0 % 1.0 %
 British 1,800 49,252,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Cape Verdean 1,300 1,041,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.0 % 6.6 %
 Chopi 995,000 995,000 Chopi E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 3.0 %
Chwabo 1,240,000 1,240,000 Chuwabu E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 3.0 %
Cuban 2,500 9,168,000 Spanish Christianity 57.0 % 8.8 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.0 % 11.1 %
Dema 7,700 7,700 Dema E Ethnic Religions 39.0 % 3.0 %
 French 1,400 41,867,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 2,600 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.4 %
Goanese 14,000 801,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Greek 8,300 10,824,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gujarati 28,000 1,721,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 16,000 860,021,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hindi, Brahmin 28,000 1,322,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kokola 105,000 398,000 Kokola Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
 Korean 28,000 78,595,000 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Koti 107,000 107,000 Koti Islam 1.2 % 1.0 %
Kunda 7,200 237,000 Kunda E Ethnic Religions 27.0 % 2.0 %
 Lolo 212,000 212,000 Lolo E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 1.0 %
 Lomwe 1,964,000 1,964,000 Lomwe Christianity 55.0 % 13.0 %
Maindo 28,000 28,000 Maindo E Ethnic Religions 23.0 % 4.0 %
 Makhuwa 4,723,000 4,739,000 Makhuwa Christianity 52.0 % 13.0 %
 Makhuwa-Marrevone 606,000 606,000 Makhuwa-Marrevone E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.1 %
Makhuwa-Moniga 283,000 283,000 Makhuwa-Moniga E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.0 %
Makhuwa-Saka 278,000 278,000 Makhuwa-Saka E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 3.0 %
 Makhuwa-Shirima 809,000 809,000 Makhuwa-Shirima E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.0 %
 Makonde 466,000 1,778,000 Makonde Islam 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 1,261,000 1,804,000 Makhuwa-Meetto E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
 Makwe 32,000 46,000 Makwe Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
Manyawa 226,000 226,000 Manyawa E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.0 %
Manyika 215,000 1,207,000 Manyika E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 0.3 %
Marenje 118,000 118,000 Marenje E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.5 %
Matengo 2,800 333,000 Matengo E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
 Mwani 125,000 125,000 Mwani Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Ndau, Shona 2,051,000 2,984,000 Ndau E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 12.0 %
Ndonde 5,500 5,500 Makonde Islam 20.0 % 2.0 %
Ngoni 69,000 1,182,000 Ngoni E Ethnic Religions 26.0 % 2.0 %
Nsenga 267,000 1,035,000 Nsenga E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 3.0 %
 Nyanja, Nyasa 831,000 12,314,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.0 % 15.0 %
 Nyungwe 575,000 605,000 Nyungwe E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 8.0 %
Phimbi 8,300 8,300 Phimbi E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 3.0 %
 Portuguese 49,000 15,392,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
 Romanian 800 22,037,000 Romanian Christianity 98.0 % 5.4 %
Ronga 944,000 945,000 Ronga Christianity 80.0 % 7.0 %
 Russian 2,900 129,028,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Sakaji, Nathembo 33,000 33,000 Nathembo E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.1 %
 Sena 1,754,000 1,891,000 Sena Christianity 82.0 % 10.0 %
Senji 19,000 19,000 Ndau E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.0 %
 Shona-Zezuru 28,000 1,850,000 Shona Christianity 75.0 % 25.0 %
 Swahili 14,000 6,986,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Swazi 1,600 2,469,000 Swati Christianity 85.0 % 25.0 %
 Takwane 237,000 237,000 Takwane E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.5 %
Tawara 79,000 139,000 Tawara E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 4.0 %
Tewe 383,000 383,000 Tewe E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
 Tonga, Gitonga 491,000 491,000 Tonga E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 3.0 %
 Tsonga 3,173,000 5,370,000 Tsonga Christianity 75.0 % 19.0 %
Tswa 1,519,000 1,547,000 Tswa E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 6.0 %
Yao, Christian 84,000 451,000 Yao Christianity 94.0 % 4.0 %
 Yao, Muslim 565,000 3,022,000 Yao Islam 1.4 % 1.0 %
 Zulu 3,900 12,159,000 Zulu Christianity 80.0 % 22.0 %
  Totals:  61 27,150,000 8       47.1 % 9.0 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 121,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 27,271,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.0 %)
47.1 %
Ethnic Religions
32.1 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
17.9 %
Non-Religious
2.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
3.2 %
Independent
30.7 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
19.5 %
Roman Catholic
46.5 %
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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