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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Botswanan, Tswana of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,100

ROP3 Code: 101641
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Other Sub-Saharan African
Language: Tswana - (tsn)
Religion: Christianity - Independent
Country of Origin: Botswana

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 1,200

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Brief Profile

The Tswana people originated from Botswana and are the majority people group, making up approximately 80% of the population in their homeland. Botswana is a landlocked sovereign country located in Southern Africa.

Many Tswana speak English. However, at home and among one another, they often are conversing in their mother tongue, Tswana, a Bantu language.

The cuisine of Botswana is unique but also shares some characteristics with other cuisine of Southern Africa. A food unique to Botswana includes seswaa, heavily salted mashed-up meat.

The majority of Tswana people identify themselves as Christians. Anglicans, Methodists, the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa, and Baptists make up the majority of Christians.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Tswana people to find not just economic prosperity, but the riches of new life in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for workers to raise up to disciple Tswana Christians to carry the message of Christ to other South African people groups

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United StatesBronxNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY1,200

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