Country: Namibia

Number of People Groups

33

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Total Population

2,474,000

Unreached Population

0 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

87.8%

% Evangelical

12.60 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

88 %

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
 Afrikaner 110,000 4,090,000 Afrikaans Christianity 93.00 % 18.00 %
Ambo, Ndonga 728,000 1,215,000 Ndonga Christianity 98.50 % 18.00 %
Baster, Rehobother 55,000 55,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
 British 2,100 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Chokwe 7,900 2,453,000 Cokwe Christianity 85.00 % 39.00 %
 Coloured 218,000 6,286,000 Afrikaans Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Namibian Sign Language Christianity 91.00 % 0.01 %
 Dhimba 14,000 38,000 Dhimba Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 %
 Fwe 12,000 12,000 Fwe Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
Gciriku 12,000 49,000 Diriku Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
 German 27,000 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Heikum, San 24,000 52,000 Haiom Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 %
 Herero 252,000 577,000 Herero Christianity 97.00 % 9.00 %
 Kung-Ekoka 9,800 19,000 Kung-Ekoka Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.20 %
 Kung-Tsumkwe, Ju'hoan 29,000 45,000 Ju'hoan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 7.00 %
Kwambi 40,000 40,000 Kwambi Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
Kwanyama, Oshiwambo 282,000 1,227,000 Oshiwambo Christianity 98.50 % 17.00 %
 Kxoe, Khwe, Xun 4,200 9,200 Khwe Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 15.00 %
 Lozi 34,000 1,088,000 Lozi Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Luchazi 1,300 353,000 Lucazi Christianity 90.00 % 35.00 %
Luyana, Kwangali 164,000 192,000 Kwangali Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
Mbalanhu 300 300 Mbalanhu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.50 %
 Mbukushu, Gova 8,400 64,000 Mbukushu Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 %
 Nama, Bergdama, Mountain Damara 217,000 286,000 Khoekhoe Christianity 88.00 % 8.00 %
Namibians, English-Speakers 29,000 29,000 English Christianity 91.00 % 12.00 %
 Naro, Nharon 2,100 15,000 Naro Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 %
Nusan, West Xo 500 3,100 Xoo Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.00 %
Nyemba, Ngangela 15,000 418,000 Nyemba Christianity 85.00 % 0.40 %
Subia, Chikwahane 33,000 59,000 Kuhane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 %
Tswana 15,000 378,000 Tswana Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
Umbundu 4,400 7,991,000 Umbundu Christianity 96.00 % 3.00 %
Vasekela Bushman, Maligo 75,000 85,000 Vasekela Bushman Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 2.00 %
Yeyi, Koba 46,000 98,000 Yeyi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 %
  Totals:  33 2,474,000       0   87.83 % 12.60 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 40,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 2,514,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.6 %)
87.8 %
Ethnic Religions
9.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
2.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.6 %
Independent
14.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
62.7 %
Roman Catholic
22.1 %
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 33
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,474,000
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Urbanization 46%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code WA
Official National Language English
Secondary National Language Afrikaans
Literacy Rate 88%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 87.8%
Percent Evangelical 12.6%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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