Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Sotho-Tswana

Language: Southern Sotho - (sot)

Alternate Name(s): Southern Sotho

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: South Africa

Also found in: Botswana; Eswatini; Lesotho; United States

Population: 5,290,000

Global Population: 7,185,700

PEID: 15533

ROP: 109431

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Southern Sotho of South Africa, numbering 5,290,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Sotho-Tswana people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,185,700 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Southern Sotho. The primary religion practiced by the Southern Sotho is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available