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Zambia – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afrikaner93,00020.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityAfrikaansP
Afrikaner
  
Ambo4,100Y5.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityLala-Bisa   
Arab, Lebanese3,5000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Aushi169,000Y24.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityAushiP
Aushi
  
Bemba4,454,000Y35.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityBembaP
Bemba
  
Bisa335,000Y22.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityLala-Bisa   
British11,0008.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bwile94,000Y19.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityBwile   
Chokwe105,00012.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityCokwe   
Cishinga109,000Y12.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityBemba   
Coloured12,000Y3.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityBembaP
Coloured
  
DeafY25.70 %87.00 %5 ChristianityZambian Sign Language   
French7,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Greek9,4000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Gujarati40,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 HinduismGujaratiP
Gujarati
M
Gujarati of Zambia
T
Han Chinese, Mandarin46,0005.70 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Ila165,000Y17.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityIlaP
Ila
 T
Italian12,0001.10 %82.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Iwa7,100Y13.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityNyamwanga   
Jew, English Speaking3,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsEnglishP
Jew, English Speaking
 T
Kabende76,000Y16.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityBemba   
Kaonde349,000Y28.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityKaonde   
Kunda53,000Y13.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKunda   
Kxoe, Khwe, Xun600Y3.00 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKhwedamP
Kxoe, Khwe, Xun
M
Kxoe, Khwe, Xun of Zambia
 
Lala664,000Y22.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityLala-BisaP
Lala
  
Lamba335,000Y22.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityLambaP
Lamba
  
Lamba-Lima3,800Y22.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityLamba   
Lambya, Rambia17,000Y13.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityLambyaP
Lambya, Rambia
  
Lenje217,000Y17.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityLenje  T
Leya17,000Y4.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTonga   
Lozi1,037,000Y19.00 %83.00 %5 ChristianityLoziP
Lozi
  
Luano2,700Y8.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityLala-Bisa   
Luchazi50,00040.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityLucaziP
Luchazi
  
Lunda, Luapula202,000Y18.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityBemba   
Lunda, Northwest381,000Y21.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityLundaP
Lunda, Northwest
  
Luvale290,000Y26.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityLuvaleP
Luvale
  
Luyana4,400Y18.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityLuyana   
Mambwe351,000Y21.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityMambwe-LunguP
Mambwe
  
Masi32,000Y13.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsMashiP
Masi
  
Mbowe800Y8.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMbowe   
Mbukushu10,000Y20.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityMbukushuP
Mbukushu
  
Mbunda141,000Y27.00 %50.00 %5 ChristianityMbunda   
Mukulu8,700Y13.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityBemba   
Namwanga229,000Y20.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityNyamwangaP
Namwanga
  
Ndebele13,000Y4.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityNdebeleP
Ndebele
  
Ngoni90,000Y5.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChichewa M
Ngoni of Zambia
T
Nkoya, Lambya59,000Y25.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityNkoyaP
Nkoya, Lambya
  
Nsenga686,000Y18.00 %89.00 %5 ChristianityNsengaP
Nsenga
  
Nyanja1,705,000Y30.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityChichewaP
Nyanja
 T
Nyiha, Nyasa Nyika693,000Y9.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNyiha, Tanzania M
Nyiha, Nyasa Nyika of Zambia
 
Nyika9,000Y4.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityNyika   
Portuguese4,8003.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Sala40,000Y11.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsSala   
Senga135,000Y12.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityTumbuka   
Serb4,6000.60 %80.00 %3 ChristianitySerbianP
Serb
 T
Shasha, Mashasha2,000Y6.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityNkoya   
Shona37,000Y12.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityShonaP
Shona
  
Simaa8,500Y9.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSimaa   
Simaa-Imilangu, Mdundulu6,100Y14.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianitySimaa   
Simaa-Makoma24,000Y10.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSimaa   
Simaa-Mwenyi7,800Y12.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsSimaa   
Soli58,000Y18.00 %55.00 %5 ChristianitySoliP
Soli
  
Subia2,300Y7.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKuhane   
Swahili42,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili
M
Swahili of Zambia
T
Swaka64,000Y18.00 %84.00 %5 ChristianityLala-Bisa   
Tabwa47,00014.00 %63.00 %5 ChristianityTaabwa   
Tabwa, Shila7,000Y12.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityTaabwa   
Toka26,000Y7.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTongaP
Toka
  
Tonga, Zambezi2,210,000Y27.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityTongaP
Tonga, Zambezi
  
Totela1,900Y6.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTotela   
Tumbuka483,00020.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianityTumbukaP
Tumbuka
 T
Unga42,000Y21.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityBemba   
Yao, Muslim4,6001.00 %3.00 %Y1 IslamYaoP
Yao, Muslim
M
Yao, Muslim of Zambia
 
Yauma11,0007.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityYauma M
Yauma of Zambia
T
Yombe3,400Y3.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityTumbuka   
Total People Groups:   75 16,678,000 57     4     38 7 13
Unclassified / Other Individuals 39,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 16,717,000  
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Zambia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 4 5.3 % 90,000 0.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 1.3 % 3,500 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 4 5.3 % 33,000 0.2 %
  4 - Partially reached 21 28.0 % 983,000 5.9 %
  5 - Significantly reached 45 60.0 % 15,569,000 93.3 %
Totals 75   16,678,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Zambia – Languages
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Language
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaansafr10Complete
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Aushiauh10None
Bembabem70Complete
Bwilebwc10None
Chichewanya20Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Cokwecjk10Complete
Englisheng21Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Ilailb10NT
Italianita10Complete
Kaondekqn10Complete
Khwedamxuu10Portions
Kuhanesbs10None
Kundakdn10NT
Lala-Bisaleb50NT
Lambalam20Complete
Lambyalai10NT
Lenjeleh10Complete
Loziloz10Complete
Lucazilch10Complete
Lundalun10Complete
Luvalelue10Complete
Luyanalyn10None
Mambwe-Lungumgr10Complete
Mashimho10Portions
Mbowemxo10None
Mbukushumhw10NT
Mbundamck10Complete
Ndebelende10Complete
Nkoyanka20NT
Nsenganse10NT
Nyamwangamwn20Complete
Nyiha, Tanzanianih10NT
Nyikankv10Need?
Portuguesepor10Complete
Salashq10None
Serbiansrp10Complete
Shonasna10Complete
Simaasie40None
Solisby10Portions
Swahiliswh11Complete
Taabwatap20NT
Tongatoi30Complete
Totelattl10None
Tumbukatum30Complete
Yaoyao11Complete
Yaumayax10Portions
Zambian Sign Languagezsl10None
Totals: 52 75 4   42 23 38 43 15
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Zambia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 25.2 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Zambia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Zambia. Ministries in the Zambia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the East and Southern Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Zambia   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
Action International MinistriesMedium
Baptist International OutreachMedium
Baptist World Aid, AustraliaSmall
Brethren in Christ World MissionsMedium
Christian Brethren AssembliesLarge
Church of God, Anderson, IndianaMedium
Church of God, Cleveland, TennesseeMedium
Dorothea MissionMedium
Global Partners / Wesleyan World MissionsMedium
Gospel Fellowship AssociationMedium
Gospelink, IncorporatedMedium
Grace Ministries InternationalMedium
I. N. NetworkMedium
International Partnership MinistriesMedium
International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchMedium
Ireland Outreach InternationalSmall
Liebenzell Mission InternationalMedium
LifeWindMedium
Map InternationalMedium
Missionary Ventures InternationalMedium
Navigators, International Missions GroupMedium
Pentecostal Assemblies of CanadaMedium
TEAR AustraliaMedium
TearFund SwitzerlandSmall
TearFund UKLarge
Teen Missions InternationalMedium
Walk Thru the Bible MinistriesMedium
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, World MissionsSmall
Women to the WorldSmall
Ministries Listed:  29
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc.Medium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World MissionsMedium
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
EQUIP FoundationSmall
Evangelical Covenant ChurchMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Friends in Action, InternationalSmall
Galcom InternationalSmall
Globe InternationalMedium
GO InternationalSmall
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Good News ProductionsMedium
Heart of God MinistriesMedium
Hope for the HungryMedium
InterCommSmall
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and MissionsSmall
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Middle East MediaMedium
Open Bible ChurchesSmall
Overland MissionsSmall
Pentecostal Church of God World MissionsSmall
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
Talking Bibles InternationalSmall
Team ExpansionMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  52
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Zambia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 16,678,000
Percent Urbanization 40 %
Total People Groups 75
Unreached People Groups 4
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 86.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 25.2%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.561 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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