• PEOPLE NAME: NAMA OF SOUTH AFRICA

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By Willem Richter

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PEID: 15519

ROP: 107050

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Affinity Group: SSAP

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Khoisan

Language: Khoekhoe - (naq)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: South Africa

Also found in: Botswana; Namibia

Population: 47,000

Global Population: 175,250


PEID: 15519

ROP: 107050

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Nama of South Africa, numbering 47,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Khoisan people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 175,250 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Khoekhoe. The primary religion practiced by the Nama 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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