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Mozambique – 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
Barwe35,000Y1.00 %39.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBarwe   
British2,7008.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Cape Verdean2,0006.60 %95.00 %4 ChristianityKabuverdianuP
Cape Verdean
  
Chopi1,111,000Y3.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChopiP
Chopi
M
Chopi of Mozambique
T
Chwabo971,000Y6.00 %18.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChuwabu   
Cuban3,9008.80 %57.00 %4 ChristianitySpanish   
DeafY11.10 %46.00 %5 ChristianityMozambican Sign LanguageP
Deaf
M
Deaf of Mozambique
T
Dema12,000Y3.00 %39.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDema   
French2,2001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
German4,1002.40 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Goanese22,0001.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityKonkani, Goan M
Goanese of Mozambique
 
Greek13,0000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Gujarati43,0000.20 %1.00 %Y1 HinduismGujaratiP
Gujarati
M
Gujarati of Mozambique
T
Han Chinese, Mandarin25,0005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Hindi43,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 HinduismHindiP
Hindi
 T
Kokola163,000Y7.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityKokola  T
Korean43,00016.80 %31.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Koti141,000Y1.00 %1.20 %Y1 IslamKotiP
Koti
M
Koti of Mozambique
T
Kunda11,000Y2.00 %27.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKunda   
Lolo330,000Y1.00 %35.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsLoloP
Lolo
M
Lolo of Mozambique
T
Lomwe2,427,000Y13.00 %55.00 %5 ChristianityLomweP
Lomwe
  
Maindo43,000Y4.00 %23.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMaindo   
Makhuwa4,242,000Y22.00 %52.00 %5 ChristianityMakhuwaP
Makhuwa
M
Makhuwa of Mozambique
T
Makhuwa, Nahara467,000Y0.02 %0.02 %Y1 IslamMakhuwa  T
Makhuwa-Marrevone439,000Y0.05 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMakhuwa-MarrevoneP
Makhuwa-Marrevone
 T
Makhuwa-Moniga440,000Y2.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMakhuwa-Moniga   
Makhuwa-Saka432,000Y3.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMakhuwa-Saka M
Makhuwa-Saka of Mozambique
T
Makhuwa-Shirima731,000Y2.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMakhuwa-ShirimaP
Makhuwa-Shirima
M
Makhuwa-Shirima of Mozambique
T
Makonde526,000Y0.50 %5.00 %Y1 IslamMakondeP
Makonde
M
Makonde of Mozambique
T
Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto1,170,000Y4.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMakhuwa-MeettoP
Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto
M
Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto of Mozambique
T
Makwe50,000Y0.09 %0.10 %Y1 IslamMakweP
Makwe
M
Makwe of Mozambique
T
Manyawa219,000Y1.00 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsManyawa  T
Manyika146,000Y0.30 %42.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsManyika   
Marenje589,000Y0.50 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMarenjeP
Marenje
M
Marenje of Mozambique
T
Matengo4,300Y2.00 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMatengo   
Mwani146,000Y0.03 %1.00 %Y1 IslamMwaniP
Mwani
M
Mwani of Mozambique
T
Ndau, Shona731,000Y1.00 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNdauP
Ndau, Shona
  
Ndonde8,600Y2.00 %20.00 %2 IslamMakonde   
Ngoni108,000Y2.00 %26.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNgoni M
Ngoni of Mozambique
T
Nsenga206,000Y3.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNsengaP
Nsenga
  
Nyanja, Chewa1,294,000Y15.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityChichewaP
Nyanja, Chewa
 T
Nyungwe383,000Y8.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNyungweP
Nyungwe
M
Nyungwe of Mozambique
T
Phimbi13,000Y3.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsPhimbi   
Portuguese2,310,0003.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Romanian1,2005.40 %98.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Ronga618,000Y21.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityRonga   
Russian4,5001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Sakaji, Nathembo51,000Y0.07 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNathembo   
Sena2,032,000Y15.00 %82.00 %5 ChristianitySenaP
Sena
  
Senji30,000Y2.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNdau   
Shona-Zezuru44,00025.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityShonaP
Shona-Zezuru
  
Swahili22,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili
M
Swahili of Mozambique
T
Swazi2,400Y25.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianitySwatiP
Swazi
  
Takwane369,000Y1.50 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTakwaneP
Takwane
 T
Tawara110,000Y4.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTawara M
Tawara of Mozambique
 
Tewe365,000Y2.00 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTewe   
Tonga, Gitonga327,000Y3.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTongaP
Tonga, Gitonga
  
Tsonga4,064,000Y20.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityTsongaP
Tsonga
  
Tswa1,016,000Y9.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTswa   
Yao, Christian111,000Y4.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityYao M
Yao, Christian of Mozambique
 
Yao, Muslim188,000Y1.00 %1.40 %Y1 IslamYaoP
Yao, Muslim
M
Yao, Muslim of Mozambique
T
Zulu6,10022.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityZuluP
Zulu
  
Total People Groups:   62 29,464,000 46     9     38 20 28
Unclassified / Other Individuals 74,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 29,538,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Mozambique – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 9 14.5 % 1,626,000 5.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 17 27.4 % 4,607,000 15.6 %
  3 - Superficially reached 4 6.5 % 42,000 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 21 33.9 % 8,417,000 28.6 %
  5 - Significantly reached 11 17.7 % 14,773,000 50.1 %
Totals 62   29,464,000  


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.
Mozambique – Languages
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Language
Code
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Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
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Barwebwg10Need?
Chichewanya10Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Chopicce10NT
Chuwabuchw10NT
Demadmx10Need?
Englisheng10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Kabuverdianukea10Portions
Kokolakzn10Need?
Konkani, Goangom10Complete
Koreankor10Complete
Kotieko11Portions
Kundakdn10NT
Lolollb10NT
Lomwengl10NT
Maindocwb10Need?
Makhuwavmw21Complete
Makhuwa-Marrevonexmc10None
Makhuwa-Meettomgh10Portions
Makhuwa-Monigamhm10None
Makhuwa-Sakaxsq10Need?
Makhuwa-Shirimavmk10NT
Makondekde21NT
Makweymk11None
Manyawamny10None
Manyikamxc10NT
Marenjevmr10Need?
Matengomgv10None
Mozambican Sign Languagemzy10None
Mwaniwmw11NT
Nathembonte10Need?
Ndaundc20Complete
Ngoningo10Portions
Nsenganse10NT
Nyungwenyu10Portions
Phimbiphm10None
Portuguesepor10Complete
Romanianron10Complete
Rongarng10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Senaseh10NT
Shonasna10Complete
Spanishspa10Complete
Swahiliswh11Complete
Swatissw10Complete
Takwanetke10NT
Tawaratwl10NT
Tewetwx10None
Tongatoh10Complete
Tsongatso10Complete
Tswatsc10Complete
Yaoyao21Complete
Zuluzul10Complete
Totals: 58 62 9   43 28 36 37 17
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Mozambique – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 10.7 %
(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.
Mozambique – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Mozambique. Ministries in the Mozambique 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 Mozambique   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Mozambique – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 29,464,000
Percent Urbanization 32 %
Total People Groups 62
Unreached People Groups 9
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Portuguese
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 51.2%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 10.7%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.393 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
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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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