Namibia NA

455,917

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

48,767

Indicated decisions 2014

2.4 million

Population

2 million

Christians
270,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Namibia
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Visits to Population- 19.06% (18th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 116.31% (13th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 21.49% (16th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 785.85% (9th); Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 153.47% (18th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 2.04% (11th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 12.44% (8th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 2.30% (11th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 88.86% (6th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 16.42% (17th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Ethnic religions
  • Human Development Index

    127/187
  • Internet Access

    14.80% (116th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Ovambo (43%); Africaans-speaking Coloured (9%); Khoisan (8.9%); Kwangali (7.9%); Herero (7.6%), Afrikaner (7.3%).
  • Common Languages

    Afrikaans, English is spoken by fewer
  • Economy

    Diamonds, uranium, other minerals, ranching, fishing, and tourism are revenue sources.
    Many of the people are in deep poverty.
  • History / Politics

    Was a German colony (1883-1915), and then was ruled by South Africa (1915-1990).
    Independent after a long war that disrupted the economy and society.
  • Spirituality

    Christians united in prayer in the 1990’s and stability and economic progress followed.
    There are issues with AIDS, the wide divide between rich and poor, and slums in cities.
    Anglican and Lutheran missionaries established large denominations in the 19th century.
    Liberalism in the church and African spiritism has caused confusion.
    Charismatic fellowships have brought new life to the country.
  • Prayers

    Pray for unreached animists and for ongoing Bible translation.
    Pray for improvement in the lives of the impoverished and HIV-infected people.
    Pray for continued growth of the charismatic movement and elimination of African spiritism.

Note:

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