Country: Botswana

Number of People Groups

46

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,556,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

65.51%

% Evangelical

8.26%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.2%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afrikaner 10,000 4,668,000 Afrikaans Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 % -
Birwa 22,000 160,000 Birwa Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 6.00 % -
 British 7,300 53,765,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 10.00 % -
 Chinese, general 1,400 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 25.00 % 10.00 % -
 Deaf 20,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Christianity 65.56 % -
Gciriku 2,900 87,000 Gciriku Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 5.00 % -
Gwi, Gwi-Khwe 2,000 2,000 Gwi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 10.00 % -
Gxana, l lGana 1,400 1,400 Gana Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Handa, Tsexa 1,200 1,200 Ani Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
 Heikum, San 43,000 68,000 Haiom Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 % -
 Herero 21,000 318,000 Herero Christianity 80.00 % 7.50 % -
Hua Unknown Unknown Setswana Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Kalanga 166,000 417,000 Kalanga Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 % -
Kgalagadi 77,000 77,000 Kgalagadi Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 12.00 % -
Kua 1,200 1,200 Kua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kung-Ekoka 2,300 24,000 Kung-Ekoka Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Kung-Tsumkwe 9,300 62,000 Ju'hoan Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kxoe, Xun 2,100 8,200 Khwedam Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Lozi 19,000 1,482,000 Lozi Christianity 95.00 % 3.50 % -
Luyana, Kwangali 9,400 268,000 Kwangali Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mbukushu, Gova 42,000 115,000 Mbukushu Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 3.50 % -
Nambya 22,000 146,000 Nambya Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Naro 9,100 11,000 Naro Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Ndebele 22,000 1,983,000 Ndebele Christianity 75.00 % 3.50 % -
Nusan Xoo, Ngamani 2,500 3,500 Xoo Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 2.00 % -
 Pedi, North Sotho 15,000 5,546,000 Sotho, Northern Christianity 86.00 % 9.00 % -
Setswana 490,000 895,000 Setswana Christianity 78.60 % 10.00 % -
 Shona 62,000 1,309,000 Shona Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
Shua 2,400 2,400 Shua Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 6.00 % -
 Sotho 13,000 6,338,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 % -
 South Asian, general 5,900 12,066,000 Gujarati Hinduism 35.00 % 5.00 % -
Subia, Kuhane 7,600 43,000 Kuhane Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 4.00 % -
 Tshara-Tshao 2,700 7,600 Tshuwau Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Tswana-Hurutshe 16,000 1,539,000 Setswana Christianity 68.00 % 6.00 % -
Tswana-Kwena 255,000 313,000 Setswana Christianity 57.90 % 9.00 % -
Tswana-Malete 45,000 103,000 Setswana Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Tswana-Ngwaketse 244,000 417,000 Setswana Christianity 72.60 % 9.00 % -
Tswana-Ngwato 582,000 640,000 Setswana Christianity 69.00 % 9.00 % -
Tswana-Rolong 33,000 611,000 Setswana Christianity 63.00 % 8.00 % -
Tswana-Seleka 9,400 9,400 Setswana Christianity 58.00 % 10.00 % -
Tswana-Tawana 158,000 194,000 Setswana Christianity 68.00 % 12.00 % -
Tswana-Tlokwa 11,000 242,000 Setswana Christianity 71.00 % 12.00 % -
Tswapong 9,700 9,700 Tswapong Christianity 86.00 % 6.00 % -
 Xhosa 13,000 8,577,000 Xhosa Christianity 90.00 % 11.00 % -
Yeyi, Kuba 59,000 66,000 Yeyi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Zulu 6,600 14,116,000 Zulu Christianity 88.00 % 20.00 % -
  Totals:  46 2,556,000         0 65.51 % 8.26 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 74,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 2,630,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Central 667,000
Chobe 26,000
Francistown 113,000
Gaborone 264,000
Ghanzi 49,000
Jwaneng 20,000
Kgalagadi 57,000
Kgatleng 105,000
Kweneng 347,000
Lobatse 33,000
North-East 68,000
North-West 173,000
Selibe Phikwe 56,000
South-East 97,000
Southern 225,000
Sowa 4,100
Provinces:  16 2,304,000
UN Country Population 2,630,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Ani hnh 1 0 Translation Needed
Birwa brl 1 0 Translation Needed
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Gana gnk 1 0 Translation Started
Gciriku diu 1 0 New Testament
Gujarati guj 1 0 Complete Bible
Gwi gwj 1 0 Translation Needed
Haiom hgm 1 0 Translation Started
Herero her 1 0 Complete Bible
Ju'hoan ktz 1 0 New Testament
Kalanga kck 1 0 Complete Bible
Kgalagadi xkv 1 0 Bible Portions
Khwedam xuu 1 0 Bible Portions
Kua tyu 1 0 Translation Needed
Kuhane sbs 1 0 Translation Needed
Kung-Ekoka knw 1 0 Bible Portions
Kwangali kwn 1 0 Complete Bible
Lozi loz 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbukushu mhw 1 0 New Testament
Nambya nmq 1 0 New Testament
Naro nhr 1 0 New Testament
Ndebele nde 1 0 Complete Bible
Setswana tsn 11 0 Complete Bible
Shona sna 1 0 Complete Bible
Shua shg 1 0 Bible Portions
Sotho, Northern nso 1 0 Complete Bible
Sotho, Southern sot 1 0 Complete Bible
Tshuwau hio 1 0 Bible Portions
Tswapong two 1 0 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Xhosa xho 1 0 Complete Bible
Xoo nmn 1 0 Translation Started
Yeyi yey 1 0 Bible Portions
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 36 46 0   14 12 18 32 10
Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Botswana. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Botswana
  • Christian ministry in Botswana
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Botswana Statistics
People Groups 46
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,556,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.7%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 65.5%
Percent Evangelical 8.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 69%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code BC
Official Language(s) EnglishSetswana
Literacy Rate 87%
Estimated Illiterate Population 332,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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