Swaziland SZ

84,043

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

8,034

Indicated decisions 2014

1.3 million

Population

1 million

Christians
302,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Swaziland
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 23.48% (14th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    148/187
  • Internet Access

    23.76% (98th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Nguni (91.9%); Other Bantu4%); Afrikaner (1.4%).
  • Common Languages

    SiSwati, English
  • Economy

    Primarily an agricultural economy, but also has some minerals and manufacturing.
    Primarily trades with South Africa.
    High numbers of AIDS cases cause problems in the economy.
  • History / Politics

    Was a British protectorate (1899-1968), but now has a strong monarchy with democracy.
    Constitution is disputed and monarchy’s vast wealth is an issue in such a poor country.
    Has a very high AIDS rate, with many orphans and loss of young adults.
  • Spirituality

    Ministry needed for HIV-infected; Poverty and hunger are common problems.
    Has a solid evangelical church and a core of believers, but a higher number of females.
    Too many Christians still mix ancestor worship and witchcraft; Youth need discipleship.
  • Prayers

    Pray for quality ministries to the HIV-infected people in the nation.
    Pray for a greater spiritual response by the men in the evangelical church.
    Pray for greater purity of the church and the decrease of traditional African religion.

Note:

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