Country: Eswatini

Number of People Groups

10

People Groups Unreached

1 (10.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

1,099,000

Population in Unreached

600 (0.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

84.1%

% Evangelical

20.88%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.2%
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 13,000 4,417,000 Afrikaans Christianity 75.00 % 21.00 % -
 British 2,400 53,901,000 English Christianity 62.00 % 8.00 % -
Comorian, Maore 600 183,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Deaf 11,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Christianity 84.68 % -
 Nyanja 6,100 12,490,000 Chichewa Christianity 82.00 % 4.00 % -
 Sotho 5,100 6,160,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
 South Asian, general 7,700 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 7.00 % 0.50 % -
 Swazi, Tekeza 948,000 2,512,000 Swati Christianity 84.50 % 21.58 % -
 Tsonga, Shangaan 18,000 7,133,000 Tsonga Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
 Zulu 87,000 13,935,000 Zulu Christianity 87.00 % 20.00 % -
  Totals:  10 1,099,000         1 84.08 % 20.88 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 1,160,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Hhohho 324,000
Lubombo 215,000
Manzini 360,000
Shiselweni 206,000
Provinces:  4 1,105,000
UN Country Population 1,160,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 26,116.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 69,686.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 18,766.1 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 10,441.9 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
1,099,000




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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 1 0 Complete Bible
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete Bible
Comorian, Maore swb 1 1 New Testament
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Sotho, Southern sot 1 0 Complete Bible
Swati ssw 1 0 Complete Bible
Tsonga tso 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 10 10 1   8 4 9 9 7

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 20.9 %)
84.1 %
Ethnic Religions
11.7 %
Hinduism
0.4 %
Islam
1.2 %
Non-Religious
2.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.6 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.0 %
Independent
57.3 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
21.0 %
Protestant
12.5 %
Roman Catholic
7.0 %
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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Eswatini Statistics
People Groups 10
Unreached People Groups 1  (10.0%)
Population 1,099,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 600  (0.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 84.1%
Percent Evangelical 20.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 24%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code WZ
Official Language(s) SwatiEnglish
Literacy Rate 88%
Estimated Illiterate Population 132,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked