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Prayer Guide for South Africa

     Sometimes people ask how to pray for the Nation. I thought I would write down a few names of the tribes and ask you to pray for peace within them. Also there is a lot of tribal warfare, rituals, jealousy, and ancestral worship. One thing that needs to be learned within the tribal people is forgiveness.

The main tribes and people are: 
1.    Pondo 
2.    Tswana/Sotho - 2,400,000 South Soto 2,200,000 
3.    Bahlaloga 
4.    Veidas - 594,000 
5.    Swazi tribe 
6.    Ndebele 340,000 
7.    Lavedu 
8.    Bosotho 
9.    Shangaan/Tsonga - 1,200,000 
10.   Bhaca 
11.   Abantwane 
12.   Pedi - 2,800,000 
13.   Bushman 
14.   Zulu 
15.   Xhosa - total of all black communities is 23,360,000 
16.   Coloured or mixed race 9 % of population - descendants of slaves with black, Khoi Khoi (Hottentot), 
        European and Asian blood. -2,880,000 
17.   White - Afrikaners 2,700,000 total white population is approx. 4,800,000 
18.   there is a large population of Asian Indians - 920,000 
19.   there is a large population of Muslims & people who are Hindu.  62% of Asians are Hindus, only  19% are Muslims 
20.   Portuguese 650,000 
21.   English 1,800,000 
22.   German 45,000 
23.   Greeks 40,000 
24.   Chinese 11,000 

     There are only approximately 1,310 missionaries in over 80 reported agencies reaching South Africa.  However within South Africa itself, they say 1,020 are serving within the borders and 240 are serving outside of SA. That's 1 missionary for every 24,000 people.   We need to pray that more people will be willing to get out of their seats and get busy for Jesus and GO GO GO!! or SEND SEND SEND THEM OUT TO WIN THE LOST!!! 

     Just for fun - there are 10 National States/Independent states within the area of SA.  Bophuthatswana -  pop - 1,490,000;  Ciskei pop - 738,000;  Gazankulu pop - 618,000; Kangwane pop - 185,000;  KwaNdebele pop - 173,000; KwaZulu pop - 3,940,000; Lebowa pop - 2,020,000;  Qua-Qua pop - 185,000;  Transkei  pop - 2,562,000 and Venda pop - 349,000. There are 25 languages or more in SA and only 13 of those have a complete translation of the Bible with the New Testament. 

 
 

 


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