Country: Botswana

Number of People Groups

46

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Total Population

2,190,000

Unreached Population

0 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

65.9%

% Evangelical

7.97 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

85 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Afrikaner 9,200 4,090,000 Afrikaans Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 %
Birwa 19,000 47,000 Birwa Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 6.00 %
 British 6,500 51,662,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 10.00 %
 Chinese, general 1,300 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 25.00 % 10.00 %
 Coloured 13,000 6,288,000 English Christianity 77.20 % 7.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 65.56 % 8.10 %
Gciriku 2,500 49,000 Diriku Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 5.00 %
Gwi, Gwi-Khwe 1,700 1,700 Gwi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 10.00 %
Gxana, l lGana 1,200 1,200 Gana Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 %
Handa, Tsexa 1,300 1,300 Ani Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 %
 Heikum, San 27,000 52,000 Haiom Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 %
 Herero 18,000 577,000 Herero Christianity 80.00 % 7.50 %
Hua Unknown Unknown Hua Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 %
 Kalanga 228,000 1,141,000 Kalanga Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 %
Kgalagadi 51,000 51,000 Kgalagadi Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 12.00 %
Kua 1,000 5,700 Kua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Kung-Tsumkwe 8,300 45,000 Ju'hoan Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 %
 Kxoe, Khwe, Xun 1,800 9,200 Khwe Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 %
 Lozi 17,000 1,088,000 Lozi Christianity 95.00 % 3.50 %
Luyana, Kwangali 8,300 192,000 Kwangali Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.00 %
 Mbukushu, Gova 37,000 64,000 Mbukushu Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 3.50 %
Nambya 19,000 133,000 Nambya Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Naro, Nharon 13,000 15,000 Naro Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 %
 Ndebele 20,000 1,988,000 Ndebele Christianity 75.00 % 3.50 %
Nusan Xoo, Ngamani 2,200 3,100 Xoo Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 2.00 %
 Pedi, North Sotho 13,000 5,128,000 Sotho, Northern Christianity 86.00 % 9.00 %
 Shona 55,000 1,167,000 Shona Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 %
Shua 7,600 7,600 Shua Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 6.00 %
 Sotho 12,000 5,837,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 %
 South Asian, general 5,200 10,799,000 Gujarati Hinduism 35.00 % 5.00 %
Subia, Kuhane 3,600 59,000 Kuhane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
 Tshara-Tshao 2,400 6,900 Tsoa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 %
Tswana-Hurutshe 14,000 1,423,000 Tswana Christianity 68.00 % 6.00 %
Tswana-Kgatla 389,000 389,000 Tswana Christianity 78.60 % 10.00 %
Tswana-Kwena 216,000 269,000 Tswana Christianity 57.90 % 9.00 %
Tswana-Malete 39,000 93,000 Tswana Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
Tswana-Ngwaketse 216,000 376,000 Tswana Christianity 72.60 % 9.00 %
Tswana-Ngwato 445,000 499,000 Tswana Christianity 69.00 % 9.00 %
Tswana-Rolong 29,000 564,000 Tswana Christianity 63.00 % 8.00 %
Tswana-Seleka 8,300 8,300 Tswana Christianity 58.00 % 10.00 %
Tswana-Tawana 140,000 174,000 Tswana Christianity 68.00 % 12.00 %
Tswana-Tlokwa 10,000 224,000 Tswana Christianity 71.00 % 12.00 %
Tswapong 8,600 8,600 Tswapong Christianity 86.00 % 6.00 %
 Xhosa 12,000 7,833,000 Xhosa Christianity 90.00 % 11.00 %
Yeyi, Kuba 52,000 98,000 Yeyi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
 Zulu 5,900 13,033,000 Zulu Christianity 88.00 % 20.00 %
  Totals:  46 2,190,000       0   65.95 % 7.97 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 114,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 2,304,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.0 %)
65.9 %
Ethnic Religions
32.8 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
0.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.0 %
Independent
55.6 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
19.3 %
Protestant
18.4 %
Roman Catholic
5.7 %
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 Botswana. 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 Botswana
  • Christian ministry in Botswana
  • 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 Botswana 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
Botswana Statistics
People Groups 46
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,190,000
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Urbanization 57%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code BC
Official National Language English
Secondary National Language Tswana
Literacy Rate 85%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 65.9%
Percent Evangelical 8.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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