Country: Zimbabwe

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

2 (4.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

16,922,000

Population in Unreached

29,000 (0.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

76.97%

% Evangelical

25.20%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.2%
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 106,000 4,760,000 Afrikaans Christianity 96.00 % 30.00 % -
 Bemba 38,000 6,352,000 Bemba Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
Birwa 133,000 167,000 Birwa Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
 British 8,300 54,161,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 165,000 50,266,000 Zimbabwe Sign Language Christianity 77.99 % -
 Doma, Vadoma 22,000 22,000 Shona Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.30 % 1
Dombe 7,800 7,800 Dombe Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.50 % -
 Greek 9,000 10,384,000 Greek Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 34,000 3,518,000 Gujarati Hinduism 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,800 931,433,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Jewish, Marathi-speaking 7,600 113,000 Marathi Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalanga 243,000 434,000 Kalanga Christianity 68.00 % 17.00 % -
 Kunda 208,000 287,000 Kunda Christianity 55.00 % 9.00 % -
 Lembaa 114,000 1,524,000 Venda Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 5.00 % -
 Lozi 166,000 1,562,000 Lozi Christianity 91.00 % 18.00 % -
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 19,000 2,372,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 0.50 % -
Manyika 503,000 661,000 Manyika Christianity 75.00 % 29.00 % -
Nambya 129,000 151,000 Nambya Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 % -
 Ndau 1,175,000 1,206,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 1.20 % -
 Ndebele, Tabele 2,030,000 2,069,000 Ndebele (Zimbabwe) Christianity 79.00 % 27.00 % -
 Nsenga 60,000 1,144,000 Nsenga Christianity 72.00 % 14.00 % -
 Nyanja 503,000 14,352,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.00 % 29.00 % -
 Nyungwe 38,000 701,000 Nyungwe Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 % -
 Pedi, North Sotho 208,000 5,655,000 Sotho, Northern Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
 Portuguese 19,000 17,337,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  41 16,922,000         2 76.97 % 25.20 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 98,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 17,020,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Bulawayo 828,000
Harare 2,693,000
Manicaland 2,224,000
Mashonaland Central 1,463,000
Mashonaland East 1,706,000
Mashonaland West 1,905,000
Masvingo 1,884,000
Matabeleland North 950,000
Matabeleland South 868,000
Midlands 2,049,000
Provinces:  10 16,570,000
UN Country Population 17,020,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Bemba bem 1 0 Complete Bible
Birwa brl 1 0 Translation Started
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dombe dov 1 0 Translation Needed
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 0 Complete Bible
Kalanga kck 1 0 Complete Bible
Kunda kdn 1 0 New Testament
Lozi loz 1 0 Complete Bible
Makhuwa-Meetto mgh 1 0 New Testament
Manyika mxc 1 0 New Testament
Marathi mar 1 1 Complete Bible
Nambya nmq 1 0 New Testament
Ndau ndc 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndebele (Zimbabwe) nde 1 0 Complete Bible
Nsenga nse 1 0 New Testament
Nyungwe nyu 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Sena seh 1 0 New Testament
Setswana tsn 2 0 Complete Bible
Shona sna 5 1 Complete Bible
Sotho, Northern nso 1 0 Complete Bible
Swati ssw 1 0 Complete Bible
Tawara twl 1 0 New Testament
Tonga (Zambia) toi 1 0 Complete Bible
Tshuwau hio 1 0 Bible Portions
Tsonga tso 1 0 Complete Bible
Tswa tsc 1 0 Complete Bible
Tumbuka tum 1 0 Complete Bible
Venda ven 1 0 Complete Bible
Xhosa xho 1 0 Complete Bible
Zimbabwe Sign Language zib 1 0 Translation Started
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 36 41 2   29 25 30 30 16
Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Zimbabwe. 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 Zimbabwe
  • Christian ministry in Zimbabwe
  • 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

Zimbabwe Statistics
People Groups 41
Unreached People Groups 2  (4.9%)
Population 16,922,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.3%
Population in Unreached 29,000  (0.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 77.0%
Percent Evangelical 25.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 32%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code ZI
Official Language(s) EnglishShona
Literacy Rate 89%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,861,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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