Country: Namibia

Number of People Groups

33

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,469,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

88.8%

% Evangelical

12.47%

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 76,000 4,430,000 Afrikaans Christianity 93.00 % 18.00 % -
Ambo, Ndonga 349,000 388,000 Ndonga Christianity 98.50 % 18.00 % -
Baster, Rehobother 55,000 55,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
 British 2,100 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Chokwe 7,900 3,430,000 Cokwe Christianity 85.00 % 39.00 % -
Deaf 19,000 47,601,000 Namibian Sign Language Christianity 91.44 % -
 Dhimba 7,100 38,000 Dhimba Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 % -
 Fwe 14,000 14,000 Fwe Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Gciriku 58,000 85,000 Gciriku Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 German 39,000 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Heikum, San 22,000 63,000 Haiom Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 % -
 Herero 268,000 311,000 Herero Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 % -
 Kung-Ekoka 9,800 23,000 Kung-Ekoka Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.20 % -
 Kung-Tsumkwe 42,000 60,000 Ju'hoan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 7.00 % -
Kwambi 40,000 40,000 Kwambi Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
 Kwanyama, Oshiwambo 691,000 1,438,000 Oshiwambo Christianity 98.50 % 17.00 % -
 Kxoe, Xun 4,200 8,000 Khwedam Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 15.00 % -
 Lozi 39,000 1,362,000 Lozi Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % -
 Luchazi 1,500 696,000 Luchazi Christianity 90.00 % 35.00 % -
Luyana, Kwangali 231,000 263,000 Kwangali Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
 Masi 300 40,000 Mashi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 12.00 % -
Mbalanhu 300 300 Mbalanhu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.50 % -
 Mbukushu, Gova 45,000 108,000 Mbukushu Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 % -
 Nama, Khoekhoe 350,000 352,000 Khoekhoe Christianity 88.00 % 8.00 % -
Namibians, English-speaking 29,000 29,000 English Christianity 91.00 % 12.00 % -
 Naro 2,100 10,000 Naro Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 % -
Nusan, West Xo 500 3,300 Xoo Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nyemba, Ngangela 15,000 1,019,000 Nyemba Christianity 85.00 % 0.40 % -
Ovimbundu, Umbundu 4,400 7,450,000 Umbundu Christianity 96.00 % 3.00 % -
Subia, Chikwahane 32,000 41,000 Kuhane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Tswana 6,600 387,000 Setswana Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
Vasekela Bushman, Maligo 1,500 19,000 Northwestern Kung Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 2.00 % -
Yeyi, Koba 7,100 60,000 Yeyi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
  Totals:  33 2,469,000         0 88.79 % 12.47 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 72,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 2,541,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
!Karas 91,000
Erongo 178,000
Hardap 94,000
Kavango 262,000
Khomas 403,000
Kunene 103,000
Ohangwena 289,000
Omaheke 84,000
Omusati 286,000
Oshana 209,000
Oshikoto 215,000
Otjozondjupa 170,000
Zambezi 107,000
Provinces:  13 2,491,000
UN Country Population 2,541,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 11,653.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 31,023.7 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 8,332.4 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 4,638.4 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
2,469,000



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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 12.5 %)
88.8 %
Ethnic Religions
8.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
2.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.6 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.3 %
Independent
13.7 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
59.6 %
Roman Catholic
25.5 %
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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Namibia Statistics
People Groups 33
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,469,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 88.8%
Percent Evangelical 12.5%
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 222,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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