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Botswana – 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
Afrikaner9,40018.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityAfrikaansP
Afrikaner
  
Birwa19,000Y6.00 %34.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBirwa   
British6,60010.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Chinese, general1,30010.00 %25.00 %4 BuddhismChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
Coloured13,0007.00 %77.20 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
Coloured
  
DeafY8.10 %65.56 %4 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Gciriku2,600Y5.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDiriku   
Gwi, Gwi-Khwe1,800Y10.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGwi   
Gxana, l lGana1,200Y5.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGana   
Handa, Tsexa1,100Y1.50 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsAni   
Heikum, San39,00010.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsHaiomP
Heikum, San
  
Herero19,000Y7.50 %80.00 %4 ChristianityHereroP
Herero
  
HuaY2.00 %15.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsHua   
Kalanga232,000Y2.00 %75.00 %3 ChristianityKalangaP
Kalanga
M
Kalanga of Botswana
 
Kgalagadi52,000Y12.00 %32.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKgalagadi   
Kua1,100Y1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKua   
Kung-Ekoka2,0000.50 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKung-EkokaP
Kung-Ekoka
  
Kung-Tsumkwe8,400Y5.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsJu'hoanP
Kung-Tsumkwe
  
Kxoe, Xun1,900Y5.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKhwedamP
Kxoe, Xun
M
Kxoe, Xun of Botswana
 
Lozi17,000Y3.50 %95.00 %4 ChristianityLoziP
Lozi
  
Luyana, Kwangali8,5001.00 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKwangali   
Mbukushu, Gova38,000Y3.50 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMbukushuP
Mbukushu, Gova
  
Nambya19,000Y2.00 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNambya   
Naro8,100Y5.00 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNaroP
Naro
  
Ndebele21,000Y3.50 %75.00 %4 ChristianityNdebeleP
Ndebele
  
Nusan Xoo, Ngamani2,300Y2.00 %14.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsXoo   
Pedi, North Sotho14,0009.00 %86.00 %4 ChristianitySotho, NorthernP
Pedi, North Sotho
  
Shona56,000Y5.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityShonaP
Shona
  
Shua2,200Y6.00 %13.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsShua   
Sotho12,00010.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianitySotho, SouthernP
Sotho
  
South Asian, general5,3005.00 %35.00 %4 HinduismGujaratiP
South Asian, general
 T
Subia, Kuhane8,400Y4.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKuhane   
Tshara-Tshao2,400Y5.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTsoaP
Tshara-Tshao
M
Tshara-Tshao of Botswana
T
Tswana-Hurutshe14,000Y6.00 %68.00 %4 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Kgatla395,000Y10.00 %78.60 %4 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Kwena219,000Y9.00 %57.90 %4 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Malete40,000Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Ngwaketse219,000Y9.00 %72.60 %4 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Ngwato453,000Y9.00 %69.00 %4 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Rolong30,000Y8.00 %63.00 %4 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Seleka8,400Y10.00 %58.00 %4 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Tawana142,000Y12.00 %68.00 %5 ChristianityTswana   
Tswana-Tlokwa10,000Y12.00 %71.00 %5 ChristianityTswana   
Tswapong8,700Y6.00 %86.00 %4 ChristianityTswapong   
Xhosa12,00011.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityXhosaP
Xhosa
  
Yeyi, Kuba53,000Y2.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsYeyi   
Zulu6,00020.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityZuluP
Zulu
  
Total People Groups:   47 2,236,000 35     0     21 3 2
Unclassified / Other Individuals 108,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 2,344,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Botswana – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 8 17.0 % 87,000 3.9 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 2.1 % 232,000 10.4 %
  4 - Partially reached 32 68.1 % 1,685,000 75.4 %
  5 - Significantly reached 6 12.8 % 231,000 10.4 %
Totals 47   2,236,000  


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.
Botswana – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Afrikaner
9,400


British
6,600


Chinese, general
1,300


Coloured
13,000


Heikum, San
39,000


Herero
19,000


Kalanga
232,000


Kung-Ekoka
2,000


Kung-Tsumkwe
8,400


Kxoe, Xun
1,900


Lozi
17,000


Mbukushu, Gova
38,000


Naro
8,100


Ndebele
21,000


Pedi, North Sotho
14,000


Shona
56,000


Sotho
12,000


South Asian, general
5,300


Tshara-Tshao
2,400


Xhosa
12,000


Zulu
6,000

Botswana People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Botswana – 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
Anihnh10None
Birwabrl10Need?
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Dirikudiu10NT
Englisheng20Complete
Ganagnk10None
Gujaratiguj10Complete
Gwigwj10Need?
Haiomhgm10None
Hereroher10Complete
Huahuc10Need?
Ju'hoanktz10NT
Kalangakck10NT
Kgalagadixkv10Portions
Khwedamxuu10Portions
Kuatyu10None
Kuhanesbs10None
Kung-Ekokaknw10Portions
Kwangalikwn10Complete
Language unknownxxx10None
Loziloz10Complete
Mbukushumhw10NT
Nambyanmq10NT
Naronhr10Portions
Ndebelende10Complete
Shonasna10Complete
Shuashg10Portions
Sotho, Northernnso10Complete
Sotho, Southernsot10Complete
Tsoahio10None
Tswanatsn100Complete
Tswapongtwo10Need?
Xhosaxho10Complete
Xoonmn10None
Yeyiyey10Portions
Zuluzul10Complete
Totals: 37 47 0   25 7 18 31 10
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Botswana – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 8.0 %
(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.
Botswana – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Botswana. Ministries in the Botswana 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 Botswana   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
Africa Inter-Mennonite MissionSmall
Baptist International OutreachMedium
Gospel Fellowship AssociationMedium
Mennonite Mission NetworkMedium
TearFund UKLarge
Walk Thru the Bible MinistriesMedium
Ministries Listed:  6
 
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
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:  54
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Botswana – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 2,236,000
Percent Urbanization 57 %
Total People Groups 47
Unreached People Groups 0
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Secondary National LanguageTswana
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 65.8%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 8.0%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.698 (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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