Country: Mozambique

Number of People Groups

62

People Groups Unreached

9 (14.5%)

Total Population

28,681,000

Population in Unreached

1,584,000 (5.5%)

% Professing Christian

51.2%

% Evangelical

10.71 %

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 34,000 34,000 Barwe Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 1.00 %
 British 2,600 51,653,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Cape Verdean 1,900 1,033,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Chopi 1,081,000 1,081,000 Chopi Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 %
Chwabo 945,000 945,000 Chuwabu Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 %
Cuban 3,800 9,197,000 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 2,100 49,462,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 3,900 64,480,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 %
Goanese 21,000 822,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Greek 13,000 10,778,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gujarati 42,000 1,712,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 25,000 854,496,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Hindi 42,000 1,413,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kokola 159,000 459,000 Kokola Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
 Korean 42,000 80,216,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Koti 137,000 137,000 Koti Islam 1.20 % 1.00 %
Kunda 11,000 248,000 Kunda Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 2.00 %
 Lolo 322,000 322,000 Lolo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.00 %
 Lomwe 2,362,000 2,362,000 Lomwe Christianity 55.00 % 13.00 %
Maindo 42,000 42,000 Maindo Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 4.00 %
 Makhuwa 4,129,000 4,145,000 Makhuwa Christianity 52.00 % 22.00 %
Makhuwa, Nahara 455,000 455,000 Makhuwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Makhuwa-Marrevone 427,000 427,000 Makhuwa-Marrevone Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.05 %
Makhuwa-Moniga 429,000 429,000 Makhuwa-Moniga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
Makhuwa-Saka 421,000 421,000 Makhuwa-Saka Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 %
 Makhuwa-Shirima 711,000 711,000 Makhuwa-Shirima Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
 Makonde 512,000 2,146,000 Makonde Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 1,138,000 1,764,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 %
 Makwe 49,000 66,000 Makwe Islam 0.10 % 0.09 %
Manyawa 213,000 213,000 Manyawa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 %
Manyika 142,000 1,234,000 Manyika Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 0.30 %
 Marenje 573,000 573,000 Marenje Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 %
Matengo 4,200 393,000 Matengo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Mwani 142,000 142,000 Mwani Islam 1.00 % 0.03 %
 Ndau, Shona 711,000 1,738,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 %
Ndonde 8,400 8,400 Makonde Islam 20.00 % 2.00 %
Ngoni 105,000 636,000 Ngoni Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 2.00 %
 Nsenga 201,000 940,000 Nsenga Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 %
 Nyanja, Nyasa 1,260,000 13,940,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.00 % 15.00 %
 Nyungwe 373,000 406,000 Nyungwe Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 %
Phimbi 13,000 13,000 Phimbi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 %
 Portuguese 2,248,000 17,271,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Romanian 1,200 20,148,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 %
Ronga 602,000 603,000 Ronga Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 %
 Russian 4,400 134,008,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Sakaji, Nathembo 50,000 50,000 Nathembo Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.07 %
 Sena 1,978,000 2,129,000 Sena Christianity 82.00 % 15.00 %
Senji 29,000 29,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 %
 Shona-Zezuru 42,000 2,463,000 Shona Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 %
 Swahili 21,000 909,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swazi 2,400 2,557,000 Swati Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 %
 Takwane 359,000 359,000 Takwane Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 %
Tawara 107,000 153,000 Tawara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 %
Tewe 356,000 356,000 Tewe Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Tonga, Gitonga 319,000 319,000 Tonga Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 %
 Tsonga 3,956,000 6,402,000 Tsonga Christianity 75.00 % 20.00 %
Tswa 989,000 1,018,000 Tswa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 9.00 %
Yao, Christian 108,000 495,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 %
 Yao, Muslim 183,000 2,642,000 Yao Islam 1.40 % 1.00 %
 Zulu 6,000 13,235,000 Zulu Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 %
  Totals:  62 28,681,000       9   51.22 % 10.71 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 70,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 28,751,000              
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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 28,681,000
Population in Unreached 1,584,000  (5.5%)
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 11,759,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 51.2%
Percent Evangelical 10.7%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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