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Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe – 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
Afrikaner46,00030.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityAfrikaansP
Afrikaner
  
Bemba34,000Y12.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityBembaP
Bemba
  
Birwa17,000Y6.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBirwa   
British7,5008.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Coloured86,000Y20.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Coloured
  
DeafY0.01 %78.00 %3 ChristianityZimbabwe Sign Language   
Doma, Vadoma18,000Y0.30 %0.30 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsShonaP
Doma, Vadoma
 T
Dombe7,000Y0.50 %15.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsDombe   
Greek8,1000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Gujarati31,0005.00 %8.00 %4 HinduismGujaratiP
Gujarati
M
Gujarati of Zimbabwe
 
Han Chinese, Mandarin1,6005.70 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
  
Kalanga920,000Y17.00 %68.00 %5 ChristianityKalangaP
Kalanga
M
Kalanga of Zimbabwe
 
Kua4,8001.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKua   
Kunda188,000Y9.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityKunda   
Lembaa134,000Y5.00 %42.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsVendaP
Lembaa
  
Lozi192,000Y18.00 %91.00 %5 ChristianityLoziP
Lozi
  
Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto17,000Y0.50 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMakhuwa-MeettoP
Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto
 T
Manyika1,118,000Y29.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityManyika   
Marathi6,8000.10 %1.00 %Y1 HinduismMarathiP
Marathi
 T
Nambya117,000Y10.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNambya   
Ndau1,051,000Y1.20 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNdauP
Ndau
  
Ndebele, Tabele2,005,000Y27.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityNdebeleP
Ndebele, Tabele
  
Nsenga54,000Y14.00 %72.00 %5 ChristianityNsengaP
Nsenga
  
Nyanja838,000Y29.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityChichewaP
Nyanja
 T
Nyungwe34,000Y8.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNyungweP
Nyungwe
M
Nyungwe of Zimbabwe
 
Pedi, North Sotho188,000Y12.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianitySotho, NorthernP
Pedi, North Sotho
  
Portuguese17,0003.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Sena154,000Y10.00 %82.00 %4 ChristianitySenaP
Sena
  
Shona981,000Y36.00 %82.75 %5 ChristianityShonaP
Shona
  
Shona-Karanga3,480,000Y34.00 %83.00 %5 ChristianityShonaP
Shona-Karanga
  
Shona-Korekore1,301,000Y14.00 %69.00 %5 ChristianityShonaP
Shona-Korekore
  
Shona-Zezuru2,477,000Y35.00 %83.00 %5 ChristianityShonaP
Shona-Zezuru
  
Swazi86,000Y25.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianitySwatiP
Swazi
  
Tawara47,000Y4.00 %59.00 %4 ChristianityTawara M
Tawara of Zimbabwe
 
Tonga, Zambezi177,000Y7.00 %63.00 %4 ChristianityTongaP
Tonga, Zambezi
  
Tshara-Tshao4,600Y5.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTsoaP
Tshara-Tshao
M
Tshara-Tshao of Zimbabwe
T
Tsonga5,600Y8.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityTsongaP
Tsonga
  
Tswa, Hlengwe6,100Y8.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTswa   
Tswana98,000Y16.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Tawana34,000Y12.00 %68.00 %5 ChristianityTswana   
Tumbuka17,000Y5.00 %89.00 %4 ChristianityTumbukaP
Tumbuka
 T
Xhosa34,000Y11.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityXhosaP
Xhosa
  
Zulu171,00022.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityZuluP
Zulu
  
Total People Groups:   43 16,214,000 34     2     32 5 7
Unclassified / Other Individuals 124,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 16,338,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
Data Notes
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Zimbabwe – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 2 4.7 % 25,000 0.2 %
  2 - Minimally reached 4 9.3 % 1,080,000 6.7 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 4.7 % 8,100 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 16 37.2 % 958,000 5.9 %
  5 - Significantly reached 19 44.2 % 14,143,000 87.2 %
Totals 43   16,214,000  


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.
Zimbabwe – 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
Bembabem10Complete
Birwabrl10Need?
Chichewanya10Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Dombedov10None
Englisheng20Complete
Greekell10Complete
Gujaratiguj10Complete
Kalangakck10NT
Kuatyu10None
Kundakdn10NT
Loziloz10Complete
Makhuwa-Meettomgh10Portions
Manyikamxc10NT
Marathimar11Complete
Nambyanmq10NT
Ndaundc10Complete
Ndebelende10Complete
Nsenganse10NT
Nyungwenyu10Portions
Portuguesepor10Complete
Senaseh10NT
Shonasna51Complete
Sotho, Northernnso10Complete
Swatissw10Complete
Tawaratwl10NT
Tongatoi10Complete
Tsoahio10None
Tsongatso10Complete
Tswatsc10Complete
Tswanatsn20Complete
Tumbukatum10Complete
Vendaven10Complete
Xhosaxho10Complete
Zimbabwe Sign Languagezib10None
Zuluzul10Complete
Totals: 37 43 2   32 20 29 30 16
Data Notes
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Zimbabwe – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 25.4 %
(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.
Zimbabwe – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Zimbabwe. Ministries in the Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
African EnterpriseMedium
African LeadershipSmall
Brethren in Christ World MissionsMedium
Cedar FundSmall
CrosslinksMedium
Dorothea MissionMedium
Dutch Reformed Church - Nederduitse Gereformeerde KerkMedium
Fellowship of Associates of Medical EvangelismMedium
Gospelink, IncorporatedMedium
Intervarsity Christian FellowshipMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission ConventionMedium
Map InternationalMedium
New Mission Systems InternationalMedium
Salvation ArmyMedium
TEAR AustraliaMedium
Tear NetherlandsSmall
TearFund SwitzerlandSmall
TearFund UKLarge
Walk Thru the Bible MinistriesMedium
White FieldsMedium
World ReliefLarge
World Relief USAMedium
World RenewMedium
Ministries Listed:  24
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Action International MinistriesMedium
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
Global Partners / Wesleyan World MissionsMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
GO InternationalSmall
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Good News ProductionsMedium
Heart of God MinistriesMedium
Hope for the HungryMedium
InterCommSmall
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:  53
Data Sources
 
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Zimbabwe – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 16,214,000
Percent Urbanization 33 %
Total People Groups 43
Unreached People Groups 2
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Secondary National LanguageShona
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 73.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 25.4%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.492 (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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