Country: Mozambique

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

9 (14.8%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

31,106,000

Population in Unreached

1,703,000 (5.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

52.9%

% Evangelical

13.27%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.4%
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 *
Barwe 36,000 36,000 Barwe Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 1.00 % -
 British 2,800 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Cape Verdean 2,100 784,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chopi 1,163,000 1,163,000 Chopi Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.84 % -
 Chwabo 1,016,000 1,016,000 Chuwabu Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 % -
 Cuban 4,100 9,139,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 312,000 47,601,000 Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.48 % -
Dema 12,000 12,000 Dema Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 2,300 50,319,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 4,200 66,308,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 % -
Goanese 23,000 674,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 14,000 10,234,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 45,000 2,462,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 26,000 881,849,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hindi 45,000 1,579,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kokola 171,000 490,000 Kokola Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 45,000 80,906,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Koti 147,000 147,000 Koti Islam 1.20 % 1.00 % 3
Kunda 12,000 252,000 Kunda Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 2.00 % -
 Lolo 346,000 346,000 Lolo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Lomwe 2,641,000 2,641,000 Lomwe Christianity 55.00 % 16.63 % -
Maindo 45,000 45,000 Maindo Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makhuwa 4,155,000 4,186,000 Makhuwa Christianity 52.00 % 28.15 % -
 Makhuwa, Nahara 489,000 489,000 Makhuwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 10
 Makhuwa-Marrevone 459,000 459,000 Makhuwa-Marrevone Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.05 % -
 Makhuwa-Moniga 461,000 461,000 Makhuwa-Moniga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
Makhuwa-Saka 452,000 452,000 Makhuwa-Saka Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Makhuwa-Shirima 765,000 765,000 Makhuwa-Shirima Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Makonde 551,000 2,351,000 Makonde Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 11
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 1,224,000 1,906,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.12 % -
 Makwe 53,000 71,000 Makwe Islam 0.10 % 0.09 % 1
 Manyawa 229,000 229,000 Manyawa Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
Manyika 153,000 592,000 Manyika Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 0.30 % -
 Marenje 616,000 616,000 Marenje Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
Matengo 4,500 422,000 Matengo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Mwani 153,000 153,000 Mwani Islam 1.00 % 0.03 % 3
 Ndau, Shona 765,000 1,791,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 % -
Ndonde 9,000 9,000 Makonde Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
Ngoni 113,000 585,000 Ngoni Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nsenga 216,000 1,017,000 Nsenga Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa 1,354,000 12,490,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.00 % 19.19 % -
 Nyungwe 401,000 434,000 Nyungwe Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 % -
Phimbi 14,000 14,000 Phimbi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
 Portuguese 2,417,000 17,755,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.84 % -
Ronga 647,000 648,000 Ronga Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Russian 4,700 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Sakaji, Nathembo 53,000 53,000 Nathembo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.07 % -
 Sena 2,126,000 2,275,000 Sena Christianity 82.00 % 19.19 % -
Senji 32,000 32,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Shona-Zezuru 46,000 2,460,000 Shona Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 % -
 Swahili 23,000 1,836,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swazi 2,600 2,512,000 Swati Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 % -
 Takwane 386,000 386,000 Takwane Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 % -
Tawara 115,000 161,000 Tawara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 % -
Tewe 382,000 382,000 Tewe Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Tonga, Gitonga 343,000 343,000 Tonga Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tsonga 4,398,000 7,133,000 Tsonga Christianity 75.00 % 25.59 % -
Tswa 1,063,000 1,092,000 Tswa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.52 % -
Yao, Christian 116,000 528,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Yao, Muslim 197,000 2,815,000 Yao Islam 1.40 % 1.00 % 4
 Zulu 6,400 13,935,000 Zulu Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
  Totals:  61 31,106,000         9 52.89 % 13.27 % 35 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 149,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 31,255,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Cabo Delgado 2,546,000
Gaza 1,561,000
Inhambane 1,634,000
Manica 2,136,000
Maputo 2,161,000
Maputo City 1,230,000
Nampula 6,320,000
Nassa 1,987,000
Sofala 2,479,000
Tete 2,907,000
Zambezia 5,668,000
Provinces:  11 30,629,000
UN Country Population 31,255,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 925.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 2,462.5 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 661.4 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 368.2 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
31,106,000



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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
Barwe bwg 1 0 Translation Needed
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chopi cce 1 0 Complete Bible
Chuwabu chw 1 0 Complete Bible
Dema dmx 1 0 Translation Needed
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kokola kzn 1 0 New Testament
Konkani, Goan gom 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Koti eko 1 1 Bible Portions
Kunda kdn 1 0 New Testament
Lolo llb 1 0 New Testament
Lomwe ngl 1 0 Complete Bible
Maindo cwb 1 0 Translation Needed
Makhuwa vmw 2 1 Complete Bible
Makhuwa-Marrevone xmc 1 0 Translation Needed
Makhuwa-Meetto mgh 1 0 Complete Bible
Makhuwa-Moniga mhm 1 0 Translation Started
Makhuwa-Saka xsq 1 0 Translation Needed
Makhuwa-Shirima vmk 1 0 New Testament
Makonde kde 2 1 New Testament
Makwe ymk 1 1 Translation Started
Manyawa mny 1 0 Translation Needed
Manyika mxc 1 0 New Testament
Marenje vmr 1 0 Translation Needed
Matengo mgv 1 0 Bible Portions
Mozambican Sign Language mzy 1 0 Translation Started
Mwani wmw 1 1 New Testament
Nathembo nte 1 0 Translation Needed
Ndau ndc 2 0 Complete Bible
Ngoni ngo 1 0 Bible Portions
Nsenga nse 1 0 New Testament
Nyungwe nyu 1 0 New Testament
Phimbi phm 1 0 Translation Needed
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Ronga rng 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Sena seh 1 0 Complete Bible
Shona sna 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Swati ssw 1 0 Complete Bible
Takwane tke 1 0 New Testament
Tawara twl 1 0 New Testament
Tewe twx 1 0 Translation Started
Tonga toh 1 0 Complete Bible
Tsonga tso 1 0 Complete Bible
Tswa tsc 1 0 Complete Bible
Yao yao 2 1 Complete Bible
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 57 61 9   26 28 40 36 16

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.3 %)
52.9 %
Ethnic Religions
26.9 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
16.5 %
Non-Religious
3.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
4.0 %
Independent
24.7 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
17.0 %
Roman Catholic
53.0 %
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.

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Mozambique Statistics
People Groups 61
Unreached People Groups 9  (14.8%)
Population 31,106,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.7%
Population in Unreached 1,703,000  (5.5%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 52.9%
Percent Evangelical 13.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 35
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 36%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code MZ
Official Language(s) Portuguese
Literacy Rate 55%
Estimated Illiterate Population 13,997,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked