Afrikaner in South Africa





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Afrikaner is a group of Afrikaans-speaking White minority group in South Africa. They originated mainly from Dutch settlers and French Protestants who fled France to avoid prosecution by the Catholic church.

Where Are they Located?

They live all over South Africa.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Afrikaners today face many problems, like discrimination in the workplace by majorities and also high crime rates in South Africa. Even though South Africa is considered a Christian country with lots of churches, the moral decay in the country is significant.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are mainly Protestant.

What Are Their Needs?

Afrikaners need to turn back to Jesus Christ. This is a country with many churches but with so few people attending church or living like Christians. They need protection by the Majority government against violent and racially motivated crimes.

Prayer Points

* Pray for revival under Afrikaner people.
* Pray that the government shall turn to Jesus.
* Pray against violent crimes in the country.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Afrikaner
People Name in Country Afrikaner
Population in South Africa 3,561,000
World Population 3,949,000
Countries 15
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Boer
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Germanic
People Name General Afrikaner
Ethnic Code CEW19a
People ID 10168
Country South Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Principally Pretoria and Bloemfontein. Cape Malays mainly in Cape Town; some in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Afrikaans: East Cape Afrikaans English
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Afrikaans: East Cape Afrikaans English
For Primary Language: Afrikaans

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1893-1929)
New Testament Yes   (1941-1980)
Complete Bible Yes   (1933-2000)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Afrikaans 1933/1953 Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Afrikaans 1983 Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Die Boodskap Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Nuwe Lewende Vertaling Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Afrikaans Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Scripture / NT Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 21.00 %)
89.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
11.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
85.0 %
Roman Catholic
5.0 %
Photo Source: Johann Tempelhoff  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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