Country: Mozambique

Number of People Groups

61

People Groups Unreached

11 (18.0%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

31,945,000

Population in Unreached

3,066,000 (9.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

52.4%

% Evangelical

13.17%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.4%
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 *
Barwe 37,000 37,000 Barwe Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 1.00 % -
 British 2,900 54,072,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Cape Verdean 2,100 775,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chopi 1,196,000 1,196,000 Chopi Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.84 % -
 Chwabo 1,045,000 1,045,000 Chuwabu Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 % -
 Cuban 4,200 9,145,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 321,000 48,207,000 Mozambican Sign Language Christianity 46.48 % -
Dema 13,000 13,000 Dema Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 2,300 50,609,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 4,400 66,484,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.40 % -
Goanese 23,000 691,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 14,000 10,219,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 46,000 3,367,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 27,000 885,311,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hindi 47,000 2,675,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kokola 176,000 504,000 Kokola Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 46,000 81,089,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Koti 152,000 152,000 Koti Islam 1.20 % 1.00 % 3
Kunda 12,000 257,000 Kunda Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 2.00 % -
 Lolo 356,000 356,000 Lolo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Lomwe 2,718,000 2,718,000 Lomwe Christianity 55.00 % 16.63 % -
Maindo 46,000 46,000 Maindo Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makhuwa 4,275,000 4,307,000 Makhuwa Christianity 52.00 % 28.15 % -
 Makhuwa, Nahara 503,000 503,000 Makhuwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 10
 Makhuwa-Marrevone 472,000 472,000 Makhuwa-Marrevone Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.05 % -
 Makhuwa-Moniga 474,000 474,000 Makhuwa-Moniga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
Makhuwa-Saka 466,000 466,000 Makhuwa-Saka Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
 Makhuwa-Shirima 787,000 787,000 Makhuwa-Shirima Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Makonde 567,000 2,420,000 Makonde Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 11
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 1,259,000 1,960,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 2.00 % 25
 Makwe 54,000 72,000 Makwe Islam 0.10 % 0.09 % 1
 Manyawa 236,000 236,000 Manyawa Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
Manyika 157,000 603,000 Manyika Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 0.30 % -
 Marenje 634,000 634,000 Marenje Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
Matengo 4,600 434,000 Matengo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Mwani 157,000 157,000 Mwani Islam 1.00 % 0.03 % 3
 Ndau, Shona 787,000 1,829,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 % -
Ndonde 9,200 9,200 Makonde Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nsenga 222,000 1,045,000 Nsenga Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa 1,393,000 12,830,000 Chichewa Christianity 80.00 % 19.19 % -
 Nyungwe 412,000 446,000 Nyungwe Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 8.00 % -
Phimbi 14,000 14,000 Phimbi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
 Portuguese 2,487,000 19,451,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.84 % -
Ronga 666,000 667,000 Ronga Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Russian 4,800 133,961,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Sakaji, Nathembo 55,000 55,000 Nathembo Islam 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Sena 2,188,000 2,339,000 Sena Christianity 82.00 % 19.19 % -
Senji 33,000 33,000 Ndau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Shona-Zezuru 47,000 2,499,000 Shona Christianity 75.00 % 25.00 % -
 Swahili 23,000 1,809,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swazi 2,600 2,563,000 Swati Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 % -
 Takwane 397,000 397,000 Takwane Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 % -
Tawara 118,000 164,000 Tawara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 4.00 % -
Tewe 394,000 394,000 Tewe Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 % -
 Tonga, Gitonga 353,000 353,000 Tonga Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tsonga 4,525,000 7,300,000 Tsonga Christianity 75.00 % 25.59 % -
Tswa 1,094,000 1,123,000 Tswa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.52 % -
Xingoni 55,000 55,000 Xingoni Islam 12.00 % 2.00 % -
Yao, Christian 119,000 543,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Yao, Muslim 203,000 2,893,000 Yao Islam 1.40 % 1.00 % 4
 Zulu 6,600 14,118,000 Zulu Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
  Totals:  61 31,945,000         11 52.40 % 13.17 % 61 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 218,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 32,163,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Cabo Delgado 2,546,000
Gaza 1,561,000
Inhambane 1,634,000
Manica 2,136,000
Maputo 2,161,000
Maputo City 1,230,000
Nampula 6,320,000
Nassa 1,987,000
Sofala 2,479,000
Tete 2,907,000
Zambezia 5,668,000
Provinces:  11 30,629,000
UN Country Population 32,163,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 907.8 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 2,423.8 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 649.2 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 361.5 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
31,945,000
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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
Barwe bwg 1 0 Translation Needed
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chopi cce 1 0 Complete Bible
Chuwabu chw 1 0 Complete Bible
Dema dmx 1 0 Translation Needed
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kokola kzn 1 0 New Testament
Konkani, Goan gom 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Koti eko 1 1 New Testament
Kunda kdn 1 0 New Testament
Lolo llb 1 0 New Testament
Lomwe ngl 1 0 Complete Bible
Maindo cwb 1 0 Translation Needed
Makhuwa vmw 2 1 Complete Bible
Makhuwa-Marrevone xmc 1 0 Translation Started
Makhuwa-Meetto mgh 1 1 Complete Bible
Makhuwa-Moniga mhm 1 0 Translation Started
Makhuwa-Saka xsq 1 0 Translation Needed
Makhuwa-Shirima vmk 1 0 New Testament
Makonde kde 2 1 New Testament
Makwe ymk 1 1 Translation Needed
Manyawa mny 1 0 Translation Started
Manyika mxc 1 0 New Testament
Marenje vmr 1 0 Translation Needed
Matengo mgv 1 0 Bible Portions
Mozambican Sign Language mzy 1 0 Bible Portions
Mwani wmw 1 1 New Testament
Nathembo nte 1 1 Translation Needed
Ndau ndc 2 0 Complete Bible
Nsenga nse 1 0 New Testament
Nyungwe nyu 1 0 New Testament
Phimbi phm 1 0 Translation Needed
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Ronga rng 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Sena seh 1 0 Complete Bible
Shona sna 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Swati ssw 1 0 Complete Bible
Takwane tke 1 0 New Testament
Tawara twl 1 0 New Testament
Tewe twx 1 0 Translation Started
Tonga toh 1 0 Complete Bible
Tsonga tso 1 0 Complete Bible
Tswa tsc 1 0 Complete Bible
Xingoni xnq 1 0 Translation Needed
Yao yao 2 1 Complete Bible
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 57 61 11   26 27 39 35 16

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.2 %)
52.4 %
Ethnic Religions
26.7 %
Hinduism
0.2 %
Islam
17.2 %
Non-Religious
3.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
4.0 %
Independent
24.7 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
17.1 %
Roman Catholic
52.9 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Mozambique Statistics
People Groups 61
Unreached People Groups 11  (18.0%)
Population 31,945,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.7%
Population in Unreached 3,066,000  (9.6%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 52.4%
Percent Evangelical 13.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 61
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 36%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code MZ
Official Language(s) Portuguese
Literacy Rate 55%
Estimated Illiterate Population 14,375,000
Persecution Ranking 45 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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