Country: Mozambique

Number of People Groups

62

People Groups Unreached

9 (14.5%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

29,466,000

Population in Unreached

1,627,000 (5.5%)

Literacy Rate

59 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

51.2%

% Evangelical

10.71%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Barwe 35,000 35,000 Barwe Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 1.00 %
 British 2,700 51,834,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Cape Verdean 2,000 1,070,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Chopi 1,111,000 1,111,000 Chopi Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 %
Chwabo 971,000 971,000 Chuwabu Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 %
Cuban 3,900 9,210,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.00 % 11.10 %
Dema 12,000 12,000 Dema Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 3.00 %
 French 2,200 49,762,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 4,100 64,238,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 %
Goanese 22,000 692,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Greek 13,000 10,798,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gujarati 43,000 2,266,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 25,000 858,190,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Hindi 43,000 1,431,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kokola 163,000 472,000 Kokola Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
 Korean 43,000 80,477,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Koti 141,000 141,000 Koti Islam 1.20 % 1.00 %
Kunda 11,000 254,000 Kunda Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 2.00 %
 Lolo 330,000 330,000 Lolo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.00 %
 Lomwe 2,427,000 2,427,000 Lomwe Christianity 55.00 % 13.00 %
Maindo 43,000 43,000 Maindo Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 4.00 %
 Makhuwa 4,242,000 4,258,000 Makhuwa Christianity 52.00 % 22.00 %
Makhuwa, Nahara 467,000 467,000 Makhuwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Makhuwa-Marrevone 439,000 439,000 Makhuwa-Marrevone Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.05 %
Makhuwa-Moniga 440,000 440,000 Makhuwa-Moniga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
Makhuwa-Saka 432,000 432,000 Makhuwa-Saka Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 %
 Makhuwa-Shirima 731,000 731,000 Makhuwa-Shirima Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
 Makonde 526,000 2,211,000 Makonde Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 1,170,000 1,815,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 %
 Makwe 50,000 67,000 Makwe Islam 0.10 % 0.09 %
Manyawa 219,000 219,000 Manyawa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 %
Manyika 146,000 1,264,000 Manyika Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 0.30 %
 Marenje 589,000 589,000 Marenje Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 %
Matengo 4,300 406,000 Matengo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Mwani 146,000 146,000 Mwani Islam 1.00 % 0.03 %
 Ndau, Shona 731,000 1,782,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 %
Ndonde 8,600 8,600 Makonde Islam 20.00 % 2.00 %
Ngoni 108,000 563,000 Ngoni Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 2.00 %
 Nsenga 206,000 967,000 Nsenga Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 %
 Nyanja, Chewa 1,294,000 12,459,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.00 % 15.00 %
 Nyungwe 383,000 417,000 Nyungwe Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 %
Phimbi 13,000 13,000 Phimbi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 %
 Portuguese 2,310,000 17,301,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Romanian 1,200 20,395,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 %
Ronga 618,000 619,000 Ronga Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 %
 Russian 4,500 133,741,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Sakaji, Nathembo 51,000 51,000 Nathembo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.07 %
 Sena 2,032,000 2,186,000 Sena Christianity 82.00 % 15.00 %
Senji 30,000 30,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 %
 Shona-Zezuru 44,000 2,521,000 Shona Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 %
 Swahili 22,000 930,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swazi 2,400 2,584,000 Swati Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 %
 Takwane 369,000 369,000 Takwane Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 %
Tawara 110,000 157,000 Tawara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 %
Tewe 365,000 365,000 Tewe Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Tonga, Gitonga 327,000 327,000 Tonga Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 %
 Tsonga 4,064,000 6,530,000 Tsonga Christianity 75.00 % 20.00 %
Tswa 1,016,000 1,045,000 Tswa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 9.00 %
Yao, Christian 111,000 510,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 %
 Yao, Muslim 188,000 2,723,000 Yao Islam 1.40 % 1.00 %
 Zulu 6,100 13,350,000 Zulu Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 %
  Totals:  62 29,466,000       9   51.22 % 10.71 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 72,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 29,538,000              
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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
Barwe bwg 1 0
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Chopi cce 1 0 NT
Chuwabu chw 1 0 NT
Dema dmx 1 0
English eng 1 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 1 0 Complete
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Portions
Kokola kzn 1 0
Konkani, Goan gom 1 0 Complete
Korean kor 1 0 Complete
Koti eko 1 1 Portions
Kunda kdn 1 0 NT
Lolo llb 1 0 NT
Lomwe ngl 1 0 NT
Maindo cwb 1 0
Makhuwa vmw 2 1 Complete
Makhuwa-Marrevone xmc 1 0
Makhuwa-Meetto mgh 1 0 Portions
Makhuwa-Moniga mhm 1 0
Makhuwa-Saka xsq 1 0
Makhuwa-Shirima vmk 1 0 NT
Makonde kde 2 1 NT
Makwe ymk 1 1
Manyawa mny 1 0
Manyika mxc 1 0 NT
Marenje vmr 1 0
Matengo mgv 1 0
Mozambican Sign Language mzy 1 0
Mwani wmw 1 1 NT
Nathembo nte 1 0
Ndau ndc 2 0 Complete
Ngoni ngo 1 0 Portions
Nsenga nse 1 0 NT
Nyungwe nyu 1 0 Portions
Phimbi phm 1 0
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete
Ronga rng 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Sena seh 1 0 NT
Shona sna 1 0 Complete
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete
Swati ssw 1 0 Complete
Takwane tke 1 0 NT
Tawara twl 1 0 NT
Tewe twx 1 0
Tonga toh 1 0 Complete
Tsonga tso 1 0 Complete
Tswa tsc 1 0 Complete
Yao yao 2 1 Complete
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete
Totals: 58 62 9   22 28 36 37 17

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.7 %)
51.2 %
Ethnic Religions
28.3 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
16.8 %
Non-Religious
3.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
4.2 %
Independent
25.3 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
17.4 %
Roman Catholic
52.7 %
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.

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Mozambique Statistics
People Groups 62
Unreached People Groups 9  (14.5%)
Population 29,466,000
Population in Unreached 1,627,000  (5.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 35 to 47
Urbanization 32%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code MZ
Official National Language Portuguese
Literacy Rate 59%
Estimated Illiterate Population 12,081,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 51.2%
Percent Evangelical 10.7%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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