Country: Namibia

Number of People Groups

32

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

2,514,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

90.0%

% Evangelical

13.93%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.2%
(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
 Afrikaner 113,000 4,164,000 Afrikaans Christianity 93.00 % 18.00 %
Ambo, Ndonga 808,000 840,000 Ndonga Christianity 98.50 % 18.00 %
Baster, Rehobother 57,000 57,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
 British 2,100 51,406,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Chokwe 8,100 2,725,000 Cokwe Christianity 85.00 % 39.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Namibian Sign Language Christianity 91.00 % 0.01 %
 Dhimba 14,000 40,000 Dhimba Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 %
 Fwe 13,000 13,000 Fwe Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
Gciriku 13,000 53,000 Diriku Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
 German 16,000 64,379,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Heikum, San 21,000 61,000 Haiom Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 %
 Herero 189,000 224,000 Herero Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 %
 Kung-Ekoka 10,000 22,000 Kung-Ekoka Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.20 %
 Kung-Tsumkwe 30,000 47,000 Ju'hoan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 7.00 %
Kwambi 41,000 41,000 Kwambi Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
Kwanyama, Oshiwambo 603,000 1,621,000 Oshiwambo Christianity 98.50 % 17.00 %
 Kxoe, Xun 4,300 8,300 Khwedam Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 15.00 %
 Lozi 35,000 1,320,000 Lozi Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Luchazi 1,300 577,000 Lucazi Christianity 90.00 % 35.00 %
Luyana, Kwangali 167,000 198,000 Kwangali Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
Mbalanhu 300 300 Mbalanhu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.50 %
 Mbukushu, Gova 8,600 69,000 Mbukushu Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 %
 Nama, Bergdama 195,000 197,000 Khoekhoe Christianity 88.00 % 8.00 %
Namibians, English-Speakers 30,000 30,000 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 15,000 449,000 Nyemba Christianity 85.00 % 0.40 %
Ovimbundu, Umbundu 4,500 8,192,000 Umbundu Christianity 96.00 % 3.00 %
Subia, Chikwahane 33,000 44,000 Kuhane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
 Tswana 2,800 371,000 Tswana Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
Vasekela Bushman, Maligo 71,000 82,000 Northwestern Kung Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 2.00 %
Yeyi, Koba 6,600 60,000 Yeyi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
  Totals:  32 2,514,000       0   90.01 % 13.93 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 55,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 2,569,000              
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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
Diriku diu 1 0 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Fwe fwe 1 0
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Haiom hgm 1 0
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
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
Lucazi lch 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbalanhu lnb 1 0
Mbukushu mhw 1 0 New Testament
Namibian Sign Language nbs 1 0
Naro nhr 1 0 Bible Portions
Ndonga ndo 1 0 Complete Bible
Northwestern Kung vaj 1 0
Nyemba nba 1 0 Bible Portions
Oshiwambo kua 1 0 Complete Bible
Tswana tsn 1 0 Complete Bible
Umbundu umb 1 0 Complete Bible
Xoo nmn 1 0
Yeyi yey 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 30 32 0   10 4 15 25 4

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.9 %)
90.0 %
Ethnic Religions
7.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
2.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.4 %
Independent
12.8 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
64.9 %
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

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Namibia. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Namibia
  • Christian ministry in Namibia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Namibia or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Namibia Statistics
People Groups 32
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,514,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 90.0%
Percent Evangelical 13.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 46%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code WA
National Bible Society Website
Official National Language(s) English    Afrikaans
Literacy Rate 91%
Estimated Illiterate Population 226,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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