Country: Lesotho

Number of People Groups

10

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,056,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

91.2%

% Evangelical

13.10%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afrikaner 2,300 4,359,000 Afrikaans Christianity 94.00 % 15.00 % -
 Anglo-South African 2,500 1,442,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chinese, general 5,000 15,621,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 6.00 % -
Deaf 21,000 46,968,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.31 % -
Phuthi 52,000 52,000 Swati Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
 Sotho, Southern 1,730,000 6,090,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 94.00 % 13.93 % -
 Sotho-Taung 31,000 31,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 % -
 South Asian, general 2,100 12,092,000 Hindi Hinduism 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Xhosa 24,000 8,381,000 Xhosa Christianity 75.00 % 10.00 % -
 Zulu 186,000 13,759,000 Zulu Christianity 70.00 % 11.00 % -
  Totals:  10 2,056,000         0 91.24 % 13.10 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 69,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 2,125,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Berea 273,000
Butha-Buthe 122,000
Leribe 351,000
Mafeteng 185,000
Maseru 539,000
Mohale's Hoek 172,000
Mokhotlong 104,000
Qacha's Nek 78,000
Quthing 119,000
Thaba-Tseka 140,000
Provinces:  10 2,083,000
UN Country Population 2,125,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 13,822.9 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 36,883.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 9,932.4 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 5,526.6 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
2,056,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Sotho, Southern sot 2 0 Complete Bible
Swati ssw 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Xhosa xho 1 0 Complete Bible
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 9 10 0   8 3 8 8 7

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.1 %)
91.2 %
Ethnic Religions
7.5 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.8 %
Roman Catholic
68.2 %
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

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Lesotho. 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 Lesotho
  • Christian ministry in Lesotho
  • 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

Lesotho Statistics
People Groups 10
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,056,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 91.2%
Percent Evangelical 13.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 28%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code LT
Official Language(s) EnglishSotho, Southern
Literacy Rate 79%
Estimated Illiterate Population 432,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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