• PEOPLE NAME: TSONGA OF MOZAMBIQUE

Affinity Group: SSAP

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Southeast

Language: Tsonga - (tso)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Mozambique

Also found in: Eswatini; South Africa; Zimbabwe

Population: 3,360,000

Global Population: 6,147,700


PEID: 15424

ROP: 110220

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Tsonga of Mozambique, numbering 3,360,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Southeast people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 6,147,700 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Tsonga. The primary religion practiced by the Tsonga is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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