Country: Mozambique

Number of People Groups

62

People Groups Unreached

9 (14.5%)

Total Population

28,501,000

Unreached Population

1,875,000 (6.6%)

% Professing Christian

43.6%

% Evangelical

10.03 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

59 %

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
Barwe 25,000 25,000 Barwe Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 1.00 %
 British 2,000 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Cape Verdean 1,400 1,033,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Chopi 1,120,000 1,120,000 Chopi Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 %
Chwabo 1,396,000 1,396,000 Chuwabu Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 %
Cuban 2,800 9,196,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.00 % 11.10 %
Dema 8,600 8,600 Dema Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 3.00 %
 French 1,600 49,469,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 2,900 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 %
Goanese 16,000 817,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Greek 9,400 10,772,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gujarati 31,000 1,639,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 18,000 854,535,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Hindi, Brahmin 31,000 1,395,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kokola 118,000 418,000 Kokola Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
 Korean 31,000 80,205,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Koti 121,000 121,000 Koti Islam 1.20 % 1.00 %
Kunda 8,100 260,000 Kunda Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 2.00 %
 Lolo 239,000 239,000 Lolo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.00 %
 Lomwe 2,211,000 2,211,000 Lomwe Christianity 55.00 % 13.00 %
Maindo 31,000 31,000 Maindo Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 4.00 %
 Makhuwa 4,057,000 4,073,000 Makhuwa Christianity 52.00 % 22.00 %
Makhuwa, Nahara 338,000 338,000 Makhuwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Makhuwa-Marrevone 682,000 682,000 Makhuwa-Marrevone Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.05 %
Makhuwa-Moniga 318,000 318,000 Makhuwa-Moniga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
Makhuwa-Saka 312,000 312,000 Makhuwa-Saka Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 %
 Makhuwa-Shirima 911,000 911,000 Makhuwa-Shirima Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
 Makonde 525,000 1,902,000 Makonde Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 1,419,000 1,978,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 %
 Makwe 36,000 51,000 Makwe Islam 0.10 % 0.09 %
Manyawa 255,000 255,000 Manyawa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 %
Manyika 242,000 1,334,000 Manyika Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 0.30 %
 Marenje 133,000 133,000 Marenje Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 %
Matengo 3,100 350,000 Matengo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Mwani 141,000 141,000 Mwani Islam 1.00 % 0.03 %
 Ndau, Shona 2,309,000 3,336,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 %
Ndonde 6,200 6,200 Makonde Islam 20.00 % 2.00 %
Ngoni 78,000 1,271,000 Ngoni Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 2.00 %
 Nsenga 300,000 1,133,000 Nsenga Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 %
 Nyanja, Nyasa 935,000 12,857,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.00 % 15.00 %
 Nyungwe 647,000 680,000 Nyungwe Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 %
Phimbi 9,400 9,400 Phimbi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 %
 Portuguese 55,000 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Romanian 900 20,136,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 %
Ronga 1,063,000 1,064,000 Ronga Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 %
 Russian 3,200 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Sakaji, Nathembo 37,000 37,000 Nathembo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.07 %
 Sena 1,975,000 2,126,000 Sena Christianity 82.00 % 15.00 %
Senji 22,000 22,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 %
 Shona-Zezuru 31,000 2,452,000 Shona Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 %
 Swahili 16,000 7,333,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Swazi 1,800 2,556,000 Swati Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 %
 Takwane 267,000 267,000 Takwane Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 %
Tawara 88,000 155,000 Tawara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 %
Tewe 431,000 431,000 Tewe Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Tonga, Gitonga 553,000 553,000 Tonga Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 %
 Tsonga 2,432,000 4,878,000 Tsonga Christianity 75.00 % 20.00 %
Tswa 1,710,000 1,739,000 Tswa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 9.00 %
Yao, Christian 95,000 473,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 %
 Yao, Muslim 636,000 3,165,000 Yao Islam 1.40 % 1.00 %
 Zulu 4,400 13,033,000 Zulu Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 %
  Totals:  62 28,501,000       9   43.58 % 10.03 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 250,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 28,751,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.0 %)
43.6 %
Ethnic Religions
35.9 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
17.7 %
Non-Religious
2.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
3.7 %
Independent
30.6 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
18.9 %
Roman Catholic
46.6 %
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 28,501,000
Population in Unreached 1,875,000  (6.6%)
Urbanization 32%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code MZ
Official National Language Portuguese
Literacy Rate 59%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 43.6%
Percent Evangelical 10.0%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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