South Africa Find a Bible

Population: 56,978,635

Official Language: English

Language Count: 58

Primary Religion: Christianity

National Bible Society:
Bible Society of South Africa

Factbook Summary:

Language Summary: isiZulu (official) 24.7%, isiXhosa (official) 15.6%, Afrikaans (official) 12.1%, Sepedi (official) 9.8%, Setswana (official) 8.9%, English (official) 8.4%, Sesotho (official) 8%, Xitsonga (official) 4%, siSwati (official) 2.6%, Tshivenda (official) 2.5%, isiNdebele (official) 1.6%, other (includes Khoi, Nama, and San languages) 1.9% (2017 est.) note: data represent language spoken most often at home

Ethnic Summary: Black African 80.9%, Colored 8.8%, White 7.8%, Indian/Asian 2.5% (2018 est.) note: colored is a term used in South Africa, including on the national census, for persons of mixed race ancestry who developed a distinct cultural identity over several hundred years

Religious Summary: Christian 86%, ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religions 5.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other 1.5%, nothing in particular 5.2% (2015 est.)

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