Tsonga, Shangaan in South Africa





Largest Religion

Main Language


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People Name General Tsonga
People Name in Country Tsonga, Shangaan
Population in South Africa 2,154,000
World Population 5,277,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Shangaan
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Southeast
People Name General Tsonga
Ethnic Code NAB57p
People ID 15596
Country South Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Transvaal.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tsonga: Xonga (2,154,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tsonga: Xonga 2,154,000

For Main Lanugage: Tsonga

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1892-1968)
New Testament Yes   (1894-1986)
Complete Bible Yes   (1907-1989)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tsonga
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
General TruthAction resources
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tsonga 1929/2012
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tsonga 1989 Translation
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tsonga 1989 Translation
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.00 %)
68.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Photo Source: PaulAnn Baptist Church  
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