• PEOPLE NAME: ZULU OF LESOTHO

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PEID: 15285

ROP: 111193

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Nguni

Language: Zulu - (zul)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Other / Marginal

Country: Lesotho

Also found in: Botswana; Eswatini; Mozambique; South Africa; Zimbabwe

Population: 289,000

Global Population: 13,435,700


PEID: 15285

ROP: 111193

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Zulu of Lesotho, numbering 289,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Nguni people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 13,435,700 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Zulu. The primary religion practiced by the Zulu is marginal Christianity, a form of religion with roots in Christianity but not theologically Christian.


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