Zulu in South Africa





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Main Language


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People Name General Zulu
People Name in Country Zulu
Population in South Africa 11,864,000
World Population 12,516,000
Countries 7
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Nguni
People Name General Zulu
Ethnic Code NAB57i
People ID 16112
Country South Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zululand and north Natal.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Zulu (11,864,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Zulu 11,864,000
For Primary Language: Zulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1848-1986)
New Testament Yes   (1865-1999)
Complete Bible Yes   (1883-1959)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: isiZulu 1959/1997 Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Zulu Film / Video
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 24.00 %)
81.00 %
Ethnic Religions
9.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
10.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
60.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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