Country: Eswatini

Number of People Groups

10

People Groups Unreached

1 (10.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

1,088,000

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 4,349,000 Afrikaans Christianity 75.00 % 21.00 % -
 British 2,400 53,604,000 English Christianity 62.00 % 8.00 % -
Comorian, Maore 600 179,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Deaf 11,000 46,968,000 Language unknown Christianity 84.68 % -
 Nyanja 6,100 12,161,000 Chichewa Christianity 82.00 % 4.00 % -
 Sotho 5,000 6,090,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
 South Asian, general 7,700 12,292,000 Hindi Hinduism 7.00 % 0.50 % -
 Swazi, Tekeza 938,000 2,482,000 Swati Christianity 84.50 % 21.58 % -
 Tsonga, Shangaan 18,000 6,972,000 Tsonga Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
 Zulu 86,000 13,759,000 Zulu Christianity 87.00 % 20.00 % -
  Totals:  10 1,088,000         1 84.08 % 20.88 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 60,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 1,148,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   1,088,000 10 1 10.0 % 600 0.1 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 26,577.8 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 69,294.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 18,467.0 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 10,688.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
1,088,000
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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

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Eswatini. 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 Eswatini
  • Christian ministry in Eswatini
  • 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 Eswatini or Africa, East and Southern. 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 Africa, East and Southern 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
Eswatini Statistics
People Groups 10
Unreached People Groups 1  (10.0%)
Population 1,088,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 600  (0.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 84.1%
Percent Evangelical 20.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.2%
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 131,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.