Zambia ZM

2,147,483,647

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

79,886

Indicated decisions 2014

15.5 million

Population

11.5 million

Christians
3.4 million are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Zambia
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Total Evangelicals- 3.4 M (25th); Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 21.91% (16th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim.
  • Human Development Index

    141/187
  • Internet Access

    15.40% (114th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Bemba (30%); Tongan (11.8%); Nyanja (10.7%); Lozi (5.7%); Nsenga (3.4%); Nyiha (3.6%); Tumbuku (2.5%); Kaonde (2.3%); Lunda (2.1%); Lala (2%); Foreign origin (1.7%); Khoisan (Bushmen) (0.5%).
  • Common Languages

    English, Bemba, Nyanja.
  • Economy

    Copper mining and agriculture are main industries; India and China are investing here.
    The economy is dragged down by corruption, AIDS, debt, and lack of a port.
    Zambia has a lot of corruption causing 86% to live below the poverty line.
    Half the children are malnourished, and there are 700,000 AIDS orphans.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1864 from Great Britain; Single-party state until 1991, then multiparty.
    Zambia has been a stable and peaceful nation surrounded by violent countries.
  • Spirituality

    Christianity is often expressed publicly and Zambia considers itself a Christian nation.
    Evangelicals grew from 3.8% in 1960 to 25.7% in 2010, but Bible knowledge is low.
    Many Christians continue to practice African religious rituals and occult practices.
    The evangelical churches are growing all over the country.
  • Prayers

    Pray for continued growth of the evangelical church and for maturity and purity.
    Pray that Christians would stop practicing traditional African practices.

Note:

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