Country: Swaziland

Number of People Groups


People Groups Unreached

1 (9.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge



Population in Unreached

800 (0.1%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian


% Evangelical


Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Primary Religion % Christian
 Afrikaner 17,000 4,164,000 Afrikaans Christianity 75.00 % 21.00 %
 British 3,000 51,406,000 English Christianity 62.00 % 8.00 %
 Coloured 16,000 6,138,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 %
Comorian, Maore 800 172,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 85.00 % 25.10 %
 Nyanja 7,400 12,459,000 Chichewa Christianity 82.00 % 4.00 %
 Sotho 6,200 5,891,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 %
 South Asian, general 9,400 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 7.00 % 0.50 %
 Swazi, Tekeza 1,103,000 2,584,000 Swati Christianity 84.50 % 25.00 %
 Tsonga, Shangaan 27,000 6,530,000 Tsonga Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
 Zulu 108,000 13,350,000 Zulu Christianity 87.00 % 20.00 %
  Totals:  11 1,298,000       1   84.12 % 23.68 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 22,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 1,320,000              
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Prayer Cards
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Language Code # Peoples
# Unreached
NT Text
NT Audio
Jesus Film
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete Bible
Comorian, Maore swb 1 1 New Testament
English eng 2 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
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 10 11 1   8 4 9 9 7

0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 23.7 %)
84.1 %
Ethnic Religions
11.6 %
0.4 %
1.2 %
2.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
0.0 %

1.0 %
57.2 %
0.2 %
Other Christian
20.7 %
12.9 %
Roman Catholic
8.0 %

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 Swaziland. 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 Swaziland
  • Christian ministry in Swaziland
  • 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 Swaziland 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
Swaziland Statistics
People Groups 11
Unreached People Groups 1  (9.1%)
Population 1,298,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 800  (0.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1 to 2
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 84.1%
Percent Evangelical 23.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.2%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 21%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code WZ
National Bible Society Website
Official National Language(s) Swati  |  English
Literacy Rate 87%
Estimated Illiterate Population 169,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

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