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PEID: 15670

ROP: 107413

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Sotho-Tswana

Language: Northern Sotho - (nso)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Evangelical Protestant

Country: Zimbabwe

Also found in: Botswana; South Africa

Population: 174,000

Global Population: 4,406,000

PEID: 15670

ROP: 107413

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Pedi of Zimbabwe, numbering 174,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Sotho-Tswana people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,406,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Northern Sotho. The primary religion practiced by the Pedi is Evangelical Protestantism, a worldwide trans-denominational movement within Protestant Christianity that believes the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace alone, solely through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ.

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