Country: Mozambique

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

9 (14.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

30,221,000

Population in Unreached

1,654,000 (5.5%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

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 Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Barwe 35,000 35,000 Barwe Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 1.00 % -
 British 2,800 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Cape Verdean 2,000 762,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chopi 1,129,000 1,129,000 Chopi Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.84 % -
 Chwabo 987,000 987,000 Chuwabu Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 % -
 Cuban 3,900 9,132,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 303,000 46,963,000 Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.48 % -
Dema 12,000 12,000 Dema Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 2,200 50,053,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 4,100 66,111,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 % -
Goanese 22,000 659,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 13,000 10,265,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 44,000 2,347,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 26,000 878,417,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hindi 44,000 1,468,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kokola 166,000 477,000 Kokola Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 44,000 80,702,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Koti 143,000 143,000 Koti Islam 1.20 % 1.00 % 3
Kunda 11,000 246,000 Kunda Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 2.00 % -
 Lolo 336,000 336,000 Lolo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Lomwe 2,566,000 2,566,000 Lomwe Christianity 55.00 % 16.63 % -
Maindo 44,000 44,000 Maindo Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makhuwa 4,037,000 4,054,000 Makhuwa Christianity 52.00 % 28.15 % -
 Makhuwa, Nahara 475,000 475,000 Makhuwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 9
 Makhuwa-Marrevone 446,000 446,000 Makhuwa-Marrevone Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.05 % -
 Makhuwa-Moniga 448,000 448,000 Makhuwa-Moniga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
Makhuwa-Saka 440,000 440,000 Makhuwa-Saka Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Makhuwa-Shirima 743,000 743,000 Makhuwa-Shirima Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Makonde 535,000 2,283,000 Makonde Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 11
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 1,189,000 1,850,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.12 % -
 Makwe 51,000 68,000 Makwe Islam 0.10 % 0.09 % 1
 Manyawa 223,000 223,000 Manyawa Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
Manyika 149,000 582,000 Manyika Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 0.30 % -
 Marenje 599,000 599,000 Marenje Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
Matengo 4,400 408,000 Matengo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Mwani 149,000 149,000 Mwani Islam 1.00 % 0.03 % 3
 Ndau, Shona 743,000 1,754,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 % -
Ndonde 8,700 8,700 Makonde Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
Ngoni 110,000 568,000 Ngoni Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nsenga 210,000 988,000 Nsenga Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa 1,316,000 12,161,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.00 % 19.19 % -
 Nyungwe 389,000 422,000 Nyungwe Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 % -
Phimbi 13,000 13,000 Phimbi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
 Portuguese 2,348,000 17,644,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.84 % -
Ronga 629,000 630,000 Ronga Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Russian 4,600 135,124,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Sakaji, Nathembo 52,000 52,000 Nathembo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.07 % -
 Sena 2,066,000 2,213,000 Sena Christianity 82.00 % 19.19 % -
Senji 31,000 31,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Shona-Zezuru 44,000 2,423,000 Shona Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 % -
 Swahili 22,000 1,759,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swazi 2,500 2,482,000 Swati Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 % -
 Takwane 375,000 375,000 Takwane Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 % -
Tawara 112,000 157,000 Tawara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 % -
Tewe 372,000 372,000 Tewe Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Tonga, Gitonga 333,000 333,000 Tonga Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tsonga 4,272,000 6,972,000 Tsonga Christianity 75.00 % 25.59 % -
Tswa 1,033,000 1,061,000 Tswa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.52 % -
Yao, Christian 113,000 515,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Yao, Muslim 191,000 2,739,000 Yao Islam 1.40 % 1.00 % 4
 Zulu 6,200 13,629,000 Zulu Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
  Totals:  61 30,221,000       9   52.89 % 13.27 % 34 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 145,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 30,366,000                

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% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   30,221,000 61 9 14.8 % 1,654,000 5.5 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 288,797,000 955.6 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 754,434,000 2,496.4 % 70.7 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.7 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,901,000 664.8 % 94.9 % 0.0 % 0.7 % 2.8 % 1.5 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,167,000 384.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
30,221,000
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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 Complete Bible
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 New Testament
Maindo cwb 1 0 Translation Needed
Makhuwa vmw 2 1 Complete Bible
Makhuwa-Marrevone xmc 1 0 Translation Needed
Makhuwa-Meetto mgh 1 0 New Testament
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 Needed
Manyawa mny 1 0 Translation Needed
Manyika mxc 1 0 New Testament
Marenje vmr 1 0 Translation Needed
Matengo mgv 1 0 Translation Started
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 Bible Portions
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 27 38 36 16

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 30,221,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.7%
Population in Unreached 1,654,000  (5.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 34
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 52.9%
Percent Evangelical 13.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.4%
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 13,599,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked