Botswana BW

243,302

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

22,960

Indicated decisions 2014

2.1 million

Population

1.3 million

Christians
160,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Botswana
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    109/187
  • Internet Access

    13.15% (119th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Tswana (69.1%); Kalanga (10.1%); Ndebele (3.3%); San (Bushmen) (2.8%); Shona (2.4%); Kgalagadi (2.3%); Herero (1.2%); Mbukushu (1.1%); Yeyi (1.1%).
  • Common Languages

    English, Setswana
  • Economy

    Has an export economy of diamonds, copper, nickel, gold, and beef.
    It has had the most stable and sustained growth in Africa from 1990 to 2010.
  • History / Politics

    Gained independence from Britain in 1966; Has a multiparty democracy (rare in Africa).
    Botswana has the 2nd highest rate of AIDS in the world.
    Life expectancy has dropped by 28 years and there are 100,000 orphans.
  • Spirituality

    Political stability, a strong economy, and lower corruption allows for new church plantings.
    The Tswana were the first Bantu people to respond to the Gospel in the 19th century.
    Indigenous churches are the largest church group, but often mix Bible with folk traditions.
  • Prayers

    Pray that pastors receive better Biblical training.
    Pray that the people would long for a pure Gospel and have the integrity to match this.
    Pray that compassion and service is given to AIDS victims and orphans.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.