Country: Angola

Number of People Groups

62

People Groups Unreached

1 (1.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

31,802,000

Population in Unreached

376,000 (1.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

91.4%

% Evangelical

24.31%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.4%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afrikaner 2,100 4,349,000 Afrikaans Christianity 97.00 % 35.00 % -
Ambo, Ndonga 38,000 576,000 Ndonga Christianity 95.00 % 23.00 % -
Bolo, Haka 4,900 4,900 Kibala Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 % -
 British 1,200 53,604,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
 Cape Verdean 92,000 762,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 98.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chinese, general 376,000 15,649,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 1.05 % 0.70 % 8
Chokwe 1,762,000 3,050,000 Cokwe Christianity 85.00 % 43.80 % -
 Deaf 318,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Christianity 94.09 % -
 Dhimba 30,000 37,000 Dhimba Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 % -
English-Speaking, general 24,000 50,000 English Christianity 84.00 % 25.00 % -
 French 7,200 50,163,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.20 % -
Gciriku, Shimbogedu 43,000 60,000 Gciriku Christianity 50.00 % 35.00 % -
 Heikum, Kedi 1,600 62,000 Haiom Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 % -
 Herero 24,000 209,000 Herero Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Holu 52,000 60,000 Holu Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 4.00 % -
Kimbundu 7,716,000 7,742,000 Kimbundu Christianity 97.30 % 22.46 % -
Kongo 2,924,000 4,972,000 Koongo Christianity 94.50 % 39.31 % -
Kongo, San Salvador 19,000 933,000 Kongo, San Salvador Christianity 98.00 % 33.00 % -
 Kung-Ekoka 7,200 23,000 Kung-Ekoka Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.20 % -
 Kung-Tsumkwe 9,500 57,000 Ju'hoan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 % -
Kuvale 89,000 89,000 Kuvale Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 % -
Kwandu 7,600 7,600 Kwandu Christianity 85.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kwanyama 1,203,000 2,116,000 Oshiwambo Christianity 95.00 % 19.09 % -
 Kxoe, Xun 300 7,800 Khwedam Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 15.00 % -
Lali 5,100 169,000 Laari Christianity 95.00 % 30.00 % -
 Lingala 138,000 4,560,000 Lingala Christianity 98.00 % 18.00 % -
 Lozi 8,400 1,321,000 Lozi Christianity 97.00 % 12.00 % -
Luba-Lulua 71,000 9,944,000 Luba-Kasai Christianity 84.00 % 18.00 % -
 Luchazi 619,000 673,000 Lucazi Christianity 92.00 % 45.00 % -
Luimbi 104,000 104,000 Luimbi Christianity 60.00 % 30.00 % -
 Lunda 342,000 945,000 Lunda Christianity 94.00 % 35.00 % -
Lunda, Ndembu 17,000 17,000 Lunda Christianity 94.00 % 20.00 % -
 Luvale, Lwena 1,091,000 1,603,000 Luvale Christianity 97.00 % 24.71 % -
Luyana, Kwangali 26,000 162,000 Kwangali Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
Lwalwa 24,000 110,000 Lwalu Christianity 94.00 % 5.00 % -
 Masi 4,800 39,000 Mashi Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 0.50 % -
Mbangala 653,000 653,000 Mbangala Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 1.50 % -
 Mbukushu, Kusso 14,000 70,000 Mbukushu Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 17.00 % -
 Mbunda 310,000 459,000 Mbunda Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
Mbwela, Ambuella 510,000 510,000 Mbwela Christianity 80.00 % 27.00 % -
Mpinda 31,000 31,000 Mpinda Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 8.00 % -
Ndombe 48,000 48,000 Ndombe Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 % -
Ngandyera 29,000 29,000 Ngandyera Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 % -
Ngendelengo 1,300 1,300 Ngendelengo Christianity 80.00 % 25.00 % -
Nkangala 50,000 50,000 Nkangala Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
 Nkhumbi 406,000 406,000 Nkumbi Christianity 70.00 % 0.50 % -
Nyaneka 796,000 796,000 Nyaneka Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
 Nyemba, Ngangela 513,000 527,000 Nyemba Christianity 85.00 % 0.20 % -
Ovimbundu, Umbundu 9,582,000 9,586,000 Umbundu Christianity 96.60 % 26.96 % -
 Portuguese, Branco 444,000 17,644,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 0.40 % -
Pygmy, Bakwe 23,000 23,000 Koongo Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Ruund, Northern Lunda 234,000 494,000 Ruund Christianity 96.00 % 20.00 % -
Sama, Kissama 57,000 57,000 Sama Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
Simaa, Nyengo 23,000 23,000 Nyengo Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 4.00 % -
Simaa-Makoma 3,500 30,000 Simaa Ethnic Religions 36.00 % 8.00 % -
Songo, Nsongo 212,000 212,000 Songo Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 % -
 Spaniard 14,000 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 0.10 % -
Suku 35,000 190,000 Suku Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
Vasekela Bushman, Maligo 13,000 86,000 Northwestern Kung Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
Yaka 474,000 1,724,000 Yaka Christianity 94.00 % 25.00 % -
Yauma 41,000 53,000 Yauma Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
Yombe 83,000 1,272,000 Yombe Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  62 31,802,000       1   91.37 % 24.31 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 23,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 31,825,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   31,802,000 62 1 1.6 % 376,000 1.2 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 909.3 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 2,370.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 631.8 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 365.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
31,802,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
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
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Cokwe cjk 1 0 Complete Bible
Dhimba dhm 1 0 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gciriku diu 1 0 New Testament
Haiom hgm 1 0 Translation Started
Herero her 1 0 Complete Bible
Holu hol 1 0 Bible Portions
Ju'hoan ktz 1 0 New Testament
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Complete Bible
Khwedam xuu 1 0 Bible Portions
Kibala blv 1 0 Translation Started
Kimbundu kmb 1 0 Complete Bible
Kongo, San Salvador kwy 1 0 Complete Bible
Koongo kng 2 0 Complete Bible
Kung-Ekoka knw 1 0 Bible Portions
Kuvale olu 1 0 Translation Started
Kwandu xdo 1 0 Bible Portions
Kwangali kwn 1 0 Complete Bible
Laari ldi 1 0 New Testament
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete Bible
Lozi loz 1 0 Complete Bible
Luba-Kasai lua 1 0 Complete Bible
Lucazi lch 1 0 Complete Bible
Luimbi lum 1 0 Complete Bible
Lunda lun 2 0 Complete Bible
Luvale lue 1 0 Complete Bible
Lwalu lwa 1 0 Translation Needed
Mashi mho 1 0 New Testament
Mbangala mxg 1 0 Bible Portions
Mbukushu mhw 1 0 New Testament
Mbunda mck 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbwela mfu 1 0 Translation Needed
Mpinda pnd 1 0 Translation Needed
Ndombe ndq 1 0 Translation Needed
Ndonga ndo 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngandyera nne 1 0 Translation Needed
Ngendelengo nql 1 0 Translation Needed
Nkangala nkn 1 0 Translation Started
Nkumbi khu 1 0 Bible Portions
Northwestern Kung vaj 1 0 Translation Started
Nyaneka nyk 1 0 New Testament
Nyemba nba 1 0 Bible Portions
Nyengo nye 1 0 Translation Needed
Oshiwambo kua 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Ruund rnd 1 0 Complete Bible
Sama smd 1 0 Translation Needed
Simaa sie 1 0 Bible Portions
Songo nsx 1 0 Bible Portions
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Suku sub 1 0 New Testament
Umbundu umb 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Yaka yaf 1 0 New Testament
Yauma yax 1 0 Bible Portions
Yombe yom 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 59 62 1   13 13 29 42 8

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.5 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 24.3 %)
91.4 %
Ethnic Religions
5.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.1 %
Non-Religious
1.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.4 %
Independent
7.7 %
Orthodox
0.5 %
Other Christian
7.4 %
Protestant
18.0 %
Roman Catholic
64.3 %
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.

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 Angola. 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 Angola
  • Christian ministry in Angola
  • 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

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Angola or Africa, East and Southern. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Africa, East and Southern Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Angola Statistics
People Groups 62
Unreached People Groups 1  (1.6%)
Population 31,802,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 376,000  (1.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 8
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 91.4%
Percent Evangelical 24.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.4%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 66%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code AO
Official Language(s) Portuguese
Literacy Rate 70%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,541,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.