Country: Lesotho

Number of People Groups


People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge



Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian


% Evangelical


Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Primary Religion % Christian
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afrikaner 2,500 4,315,000 Afrikaans Christianity 94.00 % 15.00 % -
 Anglo-South African 2,700 1,425,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chinese, general 5,400 12,984,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 6.00 % -
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 83.00 % 12.10 % -
Phuthi 54,000 54,000 Swati Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
 Sotho, Southern 2,050,000 6,359,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Sotho-Taung 34,000 34,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 % -
 South Asian, general 2,300 10,727,000 Hindi Hinduism 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Xhosa 25,000 8,281,000 Xhosa Christianity 75.00 % 10.00 % -
 Zulu 61,000 13,565,000 Zulu Christianity 70.00 % 11.00 % -
  Totals:  10 2,236,000       0   92.84 % 11.71 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 27,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 2,263,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
% Unreached
in Unreached
% Population
Country:   2,236,000 10 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 % 0
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Language Code # Peoples
# Unreached
NT Text
NT Audio
Jesus Film
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
Xhosa xho 1 0 Complete Bible
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 9 10 0   8 3 8 8 7

0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.7 %)
92.8 %
Ethnic Religions
5.8 %
0.1 %
0.0 %
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
0.0 %

0.0 %
10.1 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
20.9 %
Roman Catholic
68.9 %

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 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

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Lesotho 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
Lesotho Statistics
People Groups 10
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,236,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 92.8%
Percent Evangelical 11.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.7%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 28%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code LT
Official Language(s) EnglishSotho, Southern
Literacy Rate 79%
Estimated Illiterate Population 470,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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Religious Freedom Report
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