Country: Zambia

Number of People Groups

74

People Groups Unreached

3 (4.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

19,951,000

Population in Unreached

102,000 (0.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

86.48%

% Evangelical

24.93%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
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 110,000 4,668,000 Afrikaans Christianity 94.00 % 20.00 % -
Ambo 4,900 4,900 Lala-Bisa Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 4,100 6,472,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Aushi 201,000 654,000 Aushi Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 % -
 Bemba 5,356,000 6,010,000 Bemba Christianity 97.00 % 35.00 % -
Bisa 398,000 398,000 Lala-Bisa Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
 British 14,000 53,788,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
Bwile 112,000 136,000 Bwile Christianity 95.00 % 19.00 % -
 Chokwe 125,000 3,743,000 Chokwe Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
Cishinga 130,000 130,000 Bemba Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 % -
 Deaf 150,000 49,091,000 Zambian Sign Language Christianity 86.95 % -
 French 8,300 50,354,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Greek 11,000 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 47,000 3,412,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 55,000 925,789,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Ila 196,000 196,000 Ila Christianity 60.00 % 17.00 % -
 Italian 14,000 37,757,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
Iwa 8,500 8,500 Nyamwanga Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Kabende 91,000 91,000 Bemba Christianity 95.00 % 16.00 % -
Kaonde 415,000 495,000 Kaonde Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 % -
 Kunda 63,000 275,000 Kunda Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 13.00 % -
 Kxoe, Xun 200 8,200 Khwedam Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 % -
 Lala-Bisa 789,000 888,000 Lala-Bisa Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
 Lamba 398,000 437,000 Lamba Christianity 94.00 % 22.00 % -
Lamba-Lima 4,500 4,500 Lamba Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
 Lambya, Rambia 20,000 219,000 Lambya Christianity 97.00 % 13.00 % -
 Lenje 258,000 258,000 Lenje Christianity 70.00 % 17.00 % -
Leya 20,000 20,000 Tonga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Lozi 1,255,000 1,482,000 Lozi Christianity 83.00 % 19.00 % -
Luano 3,300 3,300 Lala-Bisa Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 % -
 Luchazi 60,000 754,000 Luchazi Christianity 80.00 % 40.00 % -
Lunda, Luapula 239,000 239,000 Bemba Christianity 93.00 % 18.00 % -
 Lunda, Northwest 453,000 1,064,000 Lunda Christianity 88.00 % 21.00 % -
 Luvale 344,000 941,000 Luvale Christianity 60.00 % 26.00 % -
Luyana 5,200 5,200 Luyana Christianity 80.00 % 18.00 % -
 Mambwe-Lungu 417,000 1,023,000 Mambwe-Lungu Christianity 75.00 % 21.00 % -
 Masi 38,000 44,000 Mashi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 13.00 % -
Mbowe 900 900 Mbowe Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 8.00 % -
 Mbukushu 12,000 115,000 Mbukushu Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 % -
 Mbunda 167,000 514,000 Mbunda Christianity 50.00 % 27.00 % -
Mukulu 10,000 10,000 Bemba Christianity 80.00 % 13.00 % -
 Ndebele 15,000 1,983,000 Ndebele Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Nkoya, Lambya 70,000 70,000 Nkoya Christianity 60.00 % 25.00 % -
 Nsenga 815,000 1,100,000 Nsenga Christianity 89.00 % 18.00 % -
 Nyamwanga 199,000 464,000 Nyamwanga Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa 2,026,000 13,404,000 Chichewa Christianity 97.00 % 30.00 % -
 Nyiha, Tanzania 823,000 1,294,000 Nyiha, Tanzania Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 9.00 % -
Nyika 11,000 18,000 Nyika Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
 Portuguese 5,700 19,699,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
Sala 47,000 47,000 Sala Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 11.00 % -
Senga 160,000 195,000 Tumbuka Christianity 75.00 % 12.00 % -
 Serb 5,500 8,614,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
Shasha, Mashasha 2,400 2,400 Nkoya Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
 Shona 44,000 1,309,000 Shona Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
Simaa 10,000 10,000 Simaa Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 9.00 % -
Simaa-Imilangu, Mdundulu 7,300 7,300 Simaa Christianity 75.00 % 14.00 % -
Simaa-Makoma 29,000 33,000 Simaa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 10.00 % -
Simaa-Mwenyi 9,300 9,300 Simaa Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 12.00 % -
 Soli 69,000 69,000 Soli Christianity 55.00 % 18.00 % -
Subia 2,700 43,000 Kuhane Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 7.00 % -
 Swahili 50,000 1,157,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Swahili, Congo 48,000 51,000 Swahili, Congo Islam 16.00 % 3.00 % -
Swaka 76,000 76,000 Lala-Bisa Christianity 84.00 % 18.00 % -
 Tabwa 55,000 1,251,000 Taabwa Christianity 63.00 % 14.00 % -
Tabwa, Shila 8,300 8,300 Taabwa Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
Tambo 25,000 25,000 Nyamwanga Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.89 % -
 Toka 31,000 31,000 Tonga Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 7.00 % -
 Tonga, Zambezi 2,649,000 2,944,000 Tonga Christianity 94.00 % 27.00 % -
Totela 2,300 2,300 Totela Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 6.00 % -
 Tumbuka 574,000 3,505,000 Tumbuka Christianity 87.00 % 20.00 % -
Tumbuka, Yombe 4,000 4,000 Tumbuka Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
Unga 50,000 50,000 Bemba Christianity 95.00 % 21.00 % -
 Yao, Muslim 5,400 3,018,000 Yao Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Yauma 14,000 59,000 Yauma Christianity 80.00 % 7.00 % -
  Totals:  74 19,951,000         3 86.48 % 24.93 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 67,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 20,018,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Central 1,795,000
Copperbelt 2,719,000
Eastern 2,018,000
Luapula 1,251,000
Lusaka 3,279,000
Muchinga 1,042,000
North-Western 929,000
Northern 1,473,000
Southern 1,906,000
Western 1,073,000
Provinces:  10 17,485,000
UN Country Population 20,018,000
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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Aushi auh 1 0 Translation Started
Bemba bem 6 0 Complete Bible
Bwile bwc 1 0 Translation Started
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chokwe cjk 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Ila ilb 1 0 New Testament
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Kaonde kqn 1 0 Complete Bible
Khwedam xuu 1 0 Bible Portions
Kuhane sbs 1 0 Translation Needed
Kunda kdn 1 0 New Testament
Lala-Bisa leb 5 0 New Testament
Lamba lam 2 0 Complete Bible
Lambya lai 1 0 New Testament
Lenje leh 1 0 Complete Bible
Lozi loz 1 0 Complete Bible
Luchazi lch 1 0 Complete Bible
Lunda lun 1 0 Complete Bible
Luvale lue 1 0 Complete Bible
Luyana lyn 1 0 Bible Portions
Mambwe-Lungu mgr 1 0 Complete Bible
Mashi mho 1 0 Bible Portions
Mbowe mxo 1 0 Translation Needed
Mbukushu mhw 1 0 New Testament
Mbunda mck 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndebele nde 1 0 Complete Bible
Nkoya nka 2 0 Complete Bible
Nsenga nse 1 0 New Testament
Nyamwanga mwn 3 0 Complete Bible
Nyiha, Tanzania nih 1 0 New Testament
Nyika nkv 1 0 Translation Needed
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Sala shq 1 0 Translation Started
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Shona sna 1 0 Complete Bible
Simaa sie 4 0 Bible Portions
Soli sby 1 0 New Testament
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Swahili, Congo swc 1 0 Complete Bible
Taabwa tap 2 0 New Testament
Tonga toi 3 0 Complete Bible
Totela ttl 1 0 Translation Started
Tumbuka tum 3 0 Complete Bible
Yao yao 1 1 Complete Bible
Yauma yax 1 0 Bible Portions
Zambian Sign Language zsl 1 0 Translation Needed
Totals: 53 74 3   24 30 41 44 16
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 Zambia. 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 Zambia
  • Christian ministry in Zambia
  • 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

Zambia Statistics
People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 3  (4.1%)
Population 19,951,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Population in Unreached 102,000  (0.5%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 86.5%
Percent Evangelical 24.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 44%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code ZA
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 87%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,594,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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