Country: Lesotho

Number of People Groups

10

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,232,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

91.24%

% Evangelical

13.10%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.7%
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 2,500 4,668,000 Afrikaans Christianity 94.00 % 15.00 % -
 Anglo-South African 4,000 1,478,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chinese, general 5,400 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 6.00 % -
 Deaf 23,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Christianity 89.31 % -
 Phuthi 56,000 56,000 Swati Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
 Sotho, Southern 1,877,000 6,338,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 94.00 % 13.93 % -
 Sotho-Taung 34,000 34,000 Sotho, Southern Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 % -
 South Asian, general 2,300 12,066,000 Hindi Hinduism 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Xhosa 26,000 8,577,000 Xhosa Christianity 75.00 % 10.00 % -
 Zulu 202,000 14,116,000 Zulu Christianity 70.00 % 11.00 % -
  Totals:  10 2,232,000         0 91.24 % 13.10 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 74,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 2,306,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Berea 275,000
Butha-Buthe 123,000
Leribe 354,000
Mafeteng 186,000
Maseru 543,000
Mohale's Hoek 174,000
Mokhotlong 105,000
Qacha's Nek 78,000
Quthing 120,000
Thaba-Tseka 141,000
Provinces:  10 2,099,000
UN Country Population 2,306,000
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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
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 0 Complete Bible
Sotho, Southern sot 2 0 Complete Bible
Swati ssw 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Xhosa xho 1 0 Complete Bible
Zulu zul 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 9 10 0   8 5 8 8 7
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Lesotho. 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 Lesotho
  • Christian ministry in Lesotho
  • 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

Lesotho Statistics
People Groups 10
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 2,232,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 91.2%
Percent Evangelical 13.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 28%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code LT
Official Language(s) EnglishSotho, Southern
Literacy Rate 79%
Estimated Illiterate Population 469,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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