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Namibia – 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
Afrikaner110,000Y18.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityAfrikaansP
Afrikaner
  
Ambo, Ndonga791,000Y18.00 %98.50 %5 ChristianityNdonga   
Baster, Rehobother55,000Y8.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityAfrikaans   
British2,1008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Chokwe7,90039.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityCokwe   
DeafY0.01 %91.00 %3 ChristianityNamibian Sign Language   
Dhimba14,000Y25.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityDhimbaP
Dhimba
  
Fwe12,000Y2.00 %90.00 %3 ChristianityFweP
Fwe
  
Gciriku12,000Y8.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityDiriku   
German27,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Heikum, San21,000Y10.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsHaiomP
Heikum, San
  
Herero185,000Y9.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityHereroP
Herero
  
Kung-Ekoka9,800Y0.20 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKung-EkokaP
Kung-Ekoka
  
Kung-Tsumkwe, Ju'hoan29,000Y7.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsJu'hoanP
Kung-Tsumkwe, Ju'hoan
  
Kwambi40,000Y3.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityKwambi   
Kwanyama, Oshiwambo590,000Y17.00 %98.50 %5 ChristianityOshiwambo   
Kxoe, Khwe, Xun4,200Y15.00 %20.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKhwedamP
Kxoe, Khwe, Xun
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Kxoe, Khwe, Xun of Namibia
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Lozi34,000Y10.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityLoziP
Lozi
  
Luchazi1,30035.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityLucaziP
Luchazi
  
Luyana, Kwangali164,000Y12.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityKwangali   
Mbalanhu300Y0.50 %15.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMbalanhu   
Mbukushu, Gova8,400Y5.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityMbukushuP
Mbukushu, Gova
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Nama, Bergdama, Mountain Dam190,000Y8.00 %88.00 %4 ChristianityKhoekhoeP
Nama, Bergdama, Mountain Damara
  
Namibians, English-Speakers29,000Y12.00 %91.00 %5 ChristianityEnglish   
Naro2,100Y5.00 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNaroP
Naro
  
Nusan, West Xo500Y2.00 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsXoo   
Nyemba, Ngangela15,0000.40 %85.00 %3 ChristianityNyemba   
Ovimbundu, Umbundu4,4003.00 %96.00 %4 ChristianityUmbundu   
Subia, Chikwahane33,000Y4.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKuhane   
Tswana2,700Y4.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityTswana   
Vasekela Bushman, Maligo69,000Y2.00 %35.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNorthwestern Kung   
Yeyi, Koba6,400Y2.00 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsYeyi   
Total People Groups:   32 2,470,000 26     0     15 1 2
Unclassified / Other Individuals 44,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 2,514,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Namibia – 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 5 15.6 % 86,000 3.5 %
  3 - Superficially reached 3 9.4 % 27,000 1.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 15 46.9 % 646,000 26.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 9 28.1 % 1,711,000 69.3 %
Totals 32   2,470,000  


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

Afrikaner
110,000


British
2,100


Dhimba
14,000


Fwe
12,000


German
27,000


Heikum, San
21,000


Herero
185,000


Kung-Ekoka
9,800


Kung-Tsumkwe, Ju'hoan
29,000


Kxoe, Khwe, Xun
4,200


Lozi
34,000


Luchazi
1,300


Mbukushu, Gova
8,400


Nama, Bergdama, Mountain Damara
190,000


Naro
2,100

Namibia People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Namibia – 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
Afrikaansafr20Complete
Cokwecjk10Complete
Dhimbadhm10NT
Dirikudiu10NT
Englisheng20Complete
Fwefwe10None
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Haiomhgm10None
Hereroher10Complete
Ju'hoanktz10NT
Khoekhoenaq10Complete
Khwedamxuu10Portions
Kuhanesbs10None
Kung-Ekokaknw10Portions
Kwambikwm10NT
Kwangalikwn10Complete
Loziloz10Complete
Lucazilch10Complete
Mbalanhulnb10Need?
Mbukushumhw10NT
Namibian Sign Languagenbs10None
Naronhr10Portions
Ndongando10Complete
Northwestern Kungvaj10None
Nyembanba10Portions
Oshiwambokua10Complete
Tswanatsn10Complete
Umbunduumb10Complete
Xoonmn10None
Yeyiyey10Portions
Totals: 30 32 0   23 4 15 25 4
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Namibia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 13.9 %
(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.
Namibia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Namibia. Ministries in the Namibia 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 Namibia   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
Advent Christian General Conference, World MissionsMedium
Africa Inland Mission, InternationalMedium
Dorothea MissionMedium
Dutch Reformed Church - Nederduitse Gereformeerde KerkMedium
Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMedium
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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Namibia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 2,470,000
Percent Urbanization 46 %
Total People Groups 32
Unreached People Groups 0
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Secondary National LanguageAfrikaans
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 89.9%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 13.9%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.624 (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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