Xhosa in South Africa


Population
7,929,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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People Name General Xhosa
People Name in Country Xhosa
Population in South Africa 7,929,000
World Population 7,999,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tembu, Thembu
People ID 15436
ROP3 Code 110893
Country South Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern Cape province: east of Middelburg and Port Elizabeth; Northern Cape province: southeast Pixley ka Seme municipality; KwaZulu-Natal province: Ugu and Sisonke municipalities; Free State: border area, west of Lesotho.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country South Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern Cape province: east of Middelburg and Port Elizabeth; Northern Cape province: southeast Pixley ka Seme municipality; KwaZulu-Natal province: Ugu and Sisonke municipalities; Free State: border area, west of Lesotho..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Xhosa (7,929,000 speakers)
Language Code xho   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Xhosa
Primary Language Xhosa (7,929,000 speakers)
Language Code xho   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Xhosa

Primary Language:  Xhosa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1833-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1846-1987)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1859)
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Xhosa
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: isiXhosa 1975
Text / Printed Matter Bible: isiXhosa 1996
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 24.00 %)
81.00 %
Ethnic Religions
8.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
11.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
15.0 %
Independent
50.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source Kristin Garrett 
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