• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BANTU, CENTRAL-SOUTHEAST


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 12

Population: 11,237,000

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 7,815,000

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 1,015,000

Number of countries: 4


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: Bantu refers to a large, complex linguistic grouping of peoples in Africa. Unlike many of the large and diverse Bantu people clusters, the Central-Southeast Bantu cluster encompasses only a handful of ethnic groups predominantly found in Mozambique and northeastern South Africa. Among these groups are the Tsonga, Tswa, Chopi, Ronga, and Tonga. Some sources identify the Shangaan as a separate people group while others consider them a subgroup of the Tonga.

Peoples within this cluster: Chopi; Ronga; Shangaan; Tonga; Tsonga; Tswa

Countries where they are found: Eswatini; Mozambique; South Africa; Zimbabwe


People groups: 12

Population: 11,237,000

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 7,815,000

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 1,015,000

Number of countries: 4