Country: Mozambique

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

9 (14.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

30,454,000

Population in Unreached

1,665,000 (5.5%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

52.8%

% Evangelical

13.34%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.4%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Barwe 35,000 35,000 Barwe Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 1.00 % -
 British 2,800 52,309,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Cape Verdean 2,000 1,093,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chopi 1,137,000 1,137,000 Chopi Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.84 % -
 Chwabo 993,000 993,000 Chuwabu Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 % -
 Cuban 4,000 9,235,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 305,000 46,464,000 Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.48 % -
Dema 12,000 12,000 Dema Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 2,200 50,089,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 4,100 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 % -
Goanese 22,000 650,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 13,000 10,823,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 44,000 2,339,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 26,000 867,109,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hindi 44,000 1,449,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kokola 167,000 488,000 Kokola Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 44,000 80,531,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Koti 144,000 144,000 Koti Islam 1.20 % 1.00 % 3
Kunda 11,000 259,000 Kunda Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 2.00 % -
 Lolo 338,000 338,000 Lolo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Lomwe 2,483,000 2,483,000 Lomwe Christianity 55.00 % 16.63 % -
Maindo 44,000 44,000 Maindo Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makhuwa 4,340,000 4,357,000 Makhuwa Christianity 52.00 % 28.15 % -
 Makhuwa, Nahara 478,000 478,000 Makhuwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 10
 Makhuwa-Marrevone 449,000 449,000 Makhuwa-Marrevone Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.05 % -
 Makhuwa-Moniga 450,000 450,000 Makhuwa-Moniga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
Makhuwa-Saka 442,000 442,000 Makhuwa-Saka Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Makhuwa-Shirima 748,000 748,000 Makhuwa-Shirima Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Makonde 539,000 2,314,000 Makonde Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 11
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 1,197,000 1,873,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.12 % -
 Makwe 51,000 69,000 Makwe Islam 0.10 % 0.09 % 1
 Manyawa 224,000 224,000 Manyawa Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
Manyika 150,000 1,296,000 Manyika Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 0.30 % -
 Marenje 603,000 603,000 Marenje Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
Matengo 4,400 417,000 Matengo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Mwani 150,000 150,000 Mwani Islam 1.00 % 0.03 % 3
 Ndau, Shona 748,000 1,835,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 % -
Ndonde 8,800 8,800 Makonde Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
Ngoni 111,000 579,000 Ngoni Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nsenga 211,000 983,000 Nsenga Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa 1,324,000 12,850,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.00 % 19.19 % -
 Nyungwe 392,000 427,000 Nyungwe Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 % -
Phimbi 13,000 13,000 Phimbi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
 Portuguese 2,363,000 17,682,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.84 % -
Ronga 633,000 634,000 Ronga Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Russian 4,600 133,523,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Sakaji, Nathembo 52,000 52,000 Nathembo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.07 % -
 Sena 2,079,000 2,237,000 Sena Christianity 82.00 % 19.19 % -
Senji 31,000 31,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Shona-Zezuru 45,000 2,604,000 Shona Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 % -
 Swahili 22,000 1,756,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swazi 2,500 2,658,000 Swati Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 % -
 Takwane 378,000 378,000 Takwane Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 % -
Tawara 112,000 160,000 Tawara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 % -
Tewe 374,000 374,000 Tewe Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Tonga, Gitonga 335,000 335,000 Tonga Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tsonga 4,158,000 6,687,000 Tsonga Christianity 75.00 % 25.59 % -
Tswa 1,040,000 1,068,000 Tswa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.52 % -
Yao, Christian 113,000 527,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Yao, Muslim 193,000 2,817,000 Yao Islam 1.40 % 1.00 % 4
 Zulu 6,300 13,462,000 Zulu Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
  Totals:  61 30,454,000       9   52.79 % 13.34 % 35 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 75,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 30,529,000                

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Country:   30,454,000 61 9 14.8 % 1,665,000 5.5 % 0
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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
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chopi cce 1 0 Complete Bible
Chuwabu chw 1 0 New Testament
Dema dmx 1 0
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 Complete Bible
Kokola kzn 1 0
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 New Testament
Maindo cwb 1 0
Makhuwa vmw 2 1 Complete Bible
Makhuwa-Marrevone xmc 1 0
Makhuwa-Meetto mgh 1 0 New Testament
Makhuwa-Moniga mhm 1 0
Makhuwa-Saka xsq 1 0
Makhuwa-Shirima vmk 1 0 New Testament
Makonde kde 2 1 New Testament
Makwe ymk 1 1
Manyawa mny 1 0
Manyika mxc 1 0 New Testament
Marenje vmr 1 0
Matengo mgv 1 0
Mozambican Sign Language mzy 1 0
Mwani wmw 1 1 New Testament
Nathembo nte 1 0
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
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
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 27 37 36 16

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.3 %)
52.8 %
Ethnic Religions
26.9 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
16.7 %
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
16.9 %
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 30,454,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.7%
Population in Unreached 1,665,000  (5.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 35
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 52.8%
Percent Evangelical 13.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.4%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 33%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code MZ
Official Language(s) Portuguese
Literacy Rate 55%
Estimated Illiterate Population 13,704,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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