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PEID: 33365

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)

Alternate Name(s): Pedi, Northern Sotho

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestant

Country: South Africa

Also found in: Botswana; Zimbabwe

Population: 4,210,000

Global Population: 4,406,000

PEID: 33365

ROP: 107413

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Northern Sotho of South Africa, numbering 4,210,000, 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 4,406,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Northern Sotho. The primary religion practiced by the Northern Sotho is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

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