Xhosa in Lesotho





Largest Religion

Main Language


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People Name General Xhosa
People Name in Country Xhosa
Population in Lesotho 23,000
World Population 7,567,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tembu, Thembu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Nguni
People Name General Xhosa
Ethnic Code NAB57i
People ID 15436
Country Lesotho
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sebapala Valley, villages near Tosing; Tele Valley, Sinxondo.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sotho, Southern Xhosa
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sotho, Southern Xhosa
For Primary Language: Xhosa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1833-1987)
New Testament Yes   (1846-1987)
Complete Bible Yes   (1859)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: isiXhosa 1975 Text / Printed Matter
Bible: isiXhosa 1996 Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Xhosa Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
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