Country: Namibia

Number of People Groups

33

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,458,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

89.8%

% Evangelical

13.77%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.2%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afrikaner 72,000 4,359,000 Afrikaans Christianity 93.00 % 18.00 % -
Ambo, Ndonga 538,000 576,000 Ndonga Christianity 98.50 % 18.00 % -
Baster, Rehobother 54,000 54,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
 British 2,000 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Chokwe 7,800 3,050,000 Cokwe Christianity 85.00 % 39.00 % -
Deaf 19,000 46,968,000 Namibian Sign Language Christianity 91.44 % -
 Dhimba 7,000 37,000 Dhimba Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 % -
 Fwe 14,000 14,000 Fwe Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Gciriku 14,000 60,000 Gciriku Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 German 12,000 66,128,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Heikum, San 22,000 62,000 Haiom Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 % -
 Herero 166,000 209,000 Herero Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 % -
 Kung-Ekoka 9,600 23,000 Kung-Ekoka Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.20 % -
 Kung-Tsumkwe 39,000 57,000 Ju'hoan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 7.00 % -
Kwambi 39,000 39,000 Kwambi Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
 Kwanyama, Oshiwambo 913,000 2,116,000 Oshiwambo Christianity 98.50 % 17.00 % -
 Kxoe, Xun 4,100 7,800 Khwedam Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 15.00 % -
 Lozi 34,000 1,321,000 Lozi Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Luchazi 1,300 673,000 Luchazi Christianity 90.00 % 35.00 % -
Luyana, Kwangali 128,000 162,000 Kwangali Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
 Masi 300 39,000 Mashi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 12.00 % -
Mbalanhu 300 300 Mbalanhu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.50 % -
 Mbukushu, Gova 8,200 70,000 Mbukushu Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 % -
 Nama, Khoekhoe 187,000 189,000 Khoekhoe Christianity 88.00 % 8.00 % -
Namibians, English-Speaking 28,000 28,000 English Christianity 91.00 % 12.00 % -
 Naro 2,100 10,000 Naro Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 % -
Nusan, West Xo 500 3,200 Xoo Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nyemba, Ngangela 14,000 527,000 Nyemba Christianity 85.00 % 0.40 % -
Ovimbundu, Umbundu 4,300 9,586,000 Umbundu Christianity 96.00 % 3.00 % -
Subia, Chikwahane 32,000 41,000 Kuhane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Tswana 5,600 382,000 Setswana Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
Vasekela Bushman, Maligo 73,000 90,000 Northwestern Kung Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 2.00 % -
Yeyi, Koba 7,000 59,000 Yeyi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
  Totals:  33 2,458,000         0 89.78 % 13.77 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 37,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 2,495,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
!Karas 89,000
Erongo 175,000
Hardap 93,000
Kavango 258,000
Khomas 396,000
Kunene 101,000
Ohangwena 284,000
Omaheke 82,000
Omusati 281,000
Oshana 205,000
Oshikoto 211,000
Otjozondjupa 167,000
Zambezi 105,000
Provinces:  13 2,447,000
UN Country Population 2,495,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 11,562.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 30,851.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 8,308.0 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 4,622.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
2,458,000
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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
Afrikaans afr 2 0 Complete Bible
Cokwe cjk 1 0 Complete Bible
Dhimba dhm 1 0 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Fwe fwe 1 0 Bible Portions
Gciriku diu 1 0 New Testament
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Haiom hgm 1 0 Translation Started
Herero her 1 0 Complete Bible
Ju'hoan ktz 1 0 New Testament
Khoekhoe naq 1 0 Complete Bible
Khwedam xuu 1 0 Bible Portions
Kuhane sbs 1 0 Translation Needed
Kung-Ekoka knw 1 0 Bible Portions
Kwambi kwm 1 0 New Testament
Kwangali kwn 1 0 Complete Bible
Lozi loz 1 0 Complete Bible
Luchazi lch 1 0 Complete Bible
Mashi mho 1 0 Bible Portions
Mbalanhu lnb 1 0 Translation Needed
Mbukushu mhw 1 0 New Testament
Namibian Sign Language nbs 1 0 Translation Needed
Naro nhr 1 0 New Testament
Ndonga ndo 1 0 Complete Bible
Northwestern Kung vaj 1 0 Translation Started
Nyemba nba 1 0 Bible Portions
Oshiwambo kua 1 0 Complete Bible
Setswana tsn 1 0 Complete Bible
Umbundu umb 1 0 Complete Bible
Xoo nmn 1 0 Translation Started
Yeyi yey 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 31 33 0   10 4 16 28 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.8 %)
89.8 %
Ethnic Religions
7.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
2.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.3 %
Independent
12.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
64.5 %
Roman Catholic
21.8 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Namibia
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Namibia Statistics
People Groups 33
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,458,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 89.8%
Percent Evangelical 13.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 50%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code WA
Official Language(s) EnglishAfrikaans
Literacy Rate 91%
Estimated Illiterate Population 221,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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