• PEOPLE NAME: MASHI OF ZAMBIA

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PEID: 15606

ROP: 106380

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Khoisan

Language: Mashi (Zambia) - (mho)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Zambia

Also found in: Namibia

Population: 96,500

Global Population: 96,800


PEID: 15606

ROP: 106380

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Mashi of Zambia, numbering 96,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Khoisan people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 96,800 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Mashi (Zambia). The primary religion practiced by the Mashi is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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