Ndebele in Botswana





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Main Language


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People Name General Ndebele
People Name in Country Ndebele
Population in Botswana 18,000
World Population 1,807,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Southern Ndebele, Tabele
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Nguni
People Name General Ndebele
Ethnic Code NAB57i
People ID 13275
Country Botswana
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast District, a few villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Ndebele (18,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ndebele 18,000
For Primary Language: Ndebele

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1884-1993)
New Testament Yes   (1884-1986)
Complete Bible Yes   (1978)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Ndebele Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Walk with Jesus (Africa, JFP) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.50 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
35.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
30.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
5.0 %
Photo Source: Wally Nell  
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