Country: Angola

Number of People Groups

59

People Groups Unreached

1 (1.7%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

26,589,000

Population in Unreached

318,000 (1.2%)

Literacy Rate

73 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

91.3%

% Evangelical

22.44%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Afrikaner 1,800 4,146,000 Afrikaans Christianity 97.00 % 35.00 %
Ambo, Ndonga 32,000 840,000 Ndonga Christianity 95.00 % 23.00 %
Bolo, Haka 5,300 5,300 Kibala Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 %
 British 1,000 51,834,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 %
 Cape Verdean 78,000 1,070,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 98.00 % 4.00 %
 Chinese, general 318,000 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 1.05 % 0.70 %
Chokwe 1,490,000 2,725,000 Cokwe Christianity 85.00 % 39.00 %
 Coloured 262,000 6,137,000 Portuguese Christianity 80.00 % 20.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 94.09 % 22.50 %
 Dhimba 26,000 40,000 Dhimba Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 %
English-Speaking, general 20,000 46,000 English Christianity 84.00 % 25.00 %
 French 6,100 49,762,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 %
Gciriku, Shimbogedu 37,000 53,000 Diriku Christianity 50.00 % 35.00 %
 Heikum, Kedi 1,300 61,000 Haiom Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 %
 Herero 16,000 224,000 Herero Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 %
Holu 44,000 52,000 Holu Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 4.00 %
Kimbundu 6,528,000 6,553,000 Kimbundu Christianity 97.30 % 20.00 %
Kongo 2,474,000 4,433,000 Koongo Christianity 94.50 % 35.00 %
Kongo, San Salvador 16,000 891,000 Kongo, San Salvador Christianity 98.00 % 33.00 %
 Kung-Ekoka 6,100 22,000 Kung-Ekoka Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.20 %
 Kung-Tsumkwe 8,100 47,000 Ju'hoan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 %
Kuvale 75,000 75,000 Kuvale Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 %
Kwandu 6,500 6,500 Kwandu Christianity 85.00 % 30.00 %
Kwanyama 1,018,000 1,621,000 Oshiwambo Christianity 95.00 % 17.00 %
 Kxoe, Xun 200 8,300 Khwedam Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 15.00 %
 Lingala 117,000 4,330,000 Lingala Christianity 98.00 % 18.00 %
 Lozi 7,100 1,320,000 Lozi Christianity 97.00 % 12.00 %
 Luchazi 524,000 577,000 Lucazi Christianity 92.00 % 45.00 %
Luimbi 88,000 88,000 Luimbi Christianity 60.00 % 30.00 %
 Lunda 290,000 874,000 Lunda Christianity 94.00 % 35.00 %
Lunda, Ndembu 15,000 15,000 Lunda Christianity 94.00 % 20.00 %
 Luvale, Lwena 923,000 1,419,000 Luvale Christianity 97.00 % 22.00 %
Luyana, Kwangali 22,000 198,000 Kwangali Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
Macanese 2,600 15,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 0.50 %
 Masi 4,000 37,000 Mashi Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 0.50 %
Mbangala 553,000 553,000 Mbangala Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 1.50 %
 Mbukushu, Kusso 12,000 69,000 Mbukushu Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 17.00 %
Mbunda 262,000 407,000 Mbunda Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
Mbwela, Ambuella 431,000 431,000 Mbwela Christianity 80.00 % 27.00 %
Ndombe 40,000 40,000 Ndombe Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 %
Ngandyera 24,000 24,000 Ngandyera Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
Ngendelengo 1,100 1,100 Ngendelengo Christianity 80.00 % 25.00 %
Nkangala 43,000 43,000 Nkangala Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 %
 Nkhumbi 343,000 343,000 Nkumbi Christianity 70.00 % 0.50 %
Nyaneka 673,000 673,000 Nyaneka Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
Nyemba, Ngangela 434,000 449,000 Nyemba Christianity 85.00 % 0.20 %
Ovimbundu, Umbundu 8,187,000 8,192,000 Umbundu Christianity 96.60 % 24.00 %
 Portuguese, Branco 116,000 17,301,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 0.40 %
Pygmy, Bakwe 19,000 19,000 Koongo Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 %
Ruund, Northern Lunda 198,000 447,000 Ruund Christianity 96.00 % 20.00 %
Sama, Kissama 49,000 49,000 Sama Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 %
Simaa, Nyengo 20,000 20,000 Nyengo Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 4.00 %
Songo, Nsongo 180,000 180,000 Songo Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 %
 Spaniard 12,000 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 0.10 %
Suku 13,000 162,000 Suku Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 %
Vasekela Bushman, Maligo 11,000 82,000 Northwestern Kung Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
Yaka 401,000 1,597,000 Yaka Christianity 94.00 % 25.00 %
Yauma 34,000 46,000 Yauma Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
Yombe 71,000 1,206,000 Yombe Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 %
  Totals:  59 26,589,000       1   91.31 % 22.44 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 67,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 26,656,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete
Cokwe cjk 1 0 Complete
Dhimba dhm 1 0 NT
Diriku diu 1 0 NT
English eng 2 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Haiom hgm 1 0
Herero her 1 0 Complete
Holu hol 1 0 Portions
Ju'hoan ktz 1 0 NT
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Portions
Khwedam xuu 1 0 Portions
Kibala blv 1 0
Kimbundu kmb 1 0 Complete
Kongo, San Salvador kwy 1 0 Complete
Koongo kng 2 0 Complete
Kung-Ekoka knw 1 0 Portions
Kuvale olu 1 0
Kwandu xdo 1 0 Portions
Kwangali kwn 1 0 Complete
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete
Lozi loz 1 0 Complete
Lucazi lch 1 0 Complete
Luimbi lum 1 0 Portions
Lunda lun 2 0 Complete
Luvale lue 1 0 Complete
Mashi mho 1 0 Portions
Mbangala mxg 1 0
Mbukushu mhw 1 0 NT
Mbunda mck 1 0 Complete
Mbwela mfu 1 0
Ndombe ndq 1 0
Ndonga ndo 1 0 Complete
Ngandyera nne 1 0
Ngendelengo nql 1 0
Nkangala nkn 1 0
Nkumbi khu 1 0 Portions
Northwestern Kung vaj 1 0
Nyaneka nyk 1 0 NT
Nyemba nba 1 0 Portions
Nyengo nye 1 0
Oshiwambo kua 1 0 Complete
Portuguese por 3 0 Complete
Ruund rnd 1 0 Complete
Sama smd 1 0
Songo nsx 1 0 Portions
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete
Suku sub 1 0 Portions
Umbundu umb 1 0 Complete
Unknown xxx 1 0
Yaka yaf 1 0 Portions
Yauma yax 1 0 Portions
Yombe yom 1 0 NT
Totals: 54 59 1   11 11 26 38 7

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.5 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 22.4 %)
91.3 %
Ethnic Religions
5.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.1 %
Non-Religious
1.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.4 %
Independent
7.8 %
Orthodox
0.5 %
Other Christian
7.6 %
Protestant
18.5 %
Roman Catholic
64.8 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Angola. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Angola
  • Christian ministry in Angola
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Angola or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Angola Statistics
People Groups 59
Unreached People Groups 1  (1.7%)
Population 26,589,000
Population in Unreached 318,000  (1.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 7 to 9
Urbanization 43%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code AO
Official National Language Portuguese
Literacy Rate 73%
Estimated Illiterate Population 7,179,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 91.3%
Percent Evangelical 22.4%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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