• PEOPLE NAME: SHONA OF SOUTH AFRICA

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PEID: 15532

ROP: 108959

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Shona

Language: Shona - (sna)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: South Africa

Also found in: Botswana; Canada; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Population: 408,000

Global Population: 8,342,300


PEID: 15532

ROP: 108959

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Shona of South Africa, numbering 408,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Shona people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 8,342,300 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Shona. The primary religion practiced by the Shona is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.


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