A. THE COUNTRY
The Republic of Mozambique is a country in southeastern Africa.
Government is a multiparty democracy. Climatic extremes of flooding and
drought impoverish the population, ~80% being subsistence farmers. The
country is heavily dependent on foreign aid and crippled by foreign
debt. Fertile agricultural land and large mineral wealth are
under-utilized. The country has enjoyed peace since 1992 and the
government is advancing the nation’s democratic, economic and religious
B. THE PEOPLE
The population is ~24,000,000 and official language Portuguese. Civil
war and natural disasters have rendered demographics research nearly
impossible, with millions displaced in the 1990s and well over a million
dying from war, famine, floods, AIDS and malaria between 1990 and 2010.
~97.6% and Bantu, ~2.4% Other (mostly Portuguese Mestizo).
C. RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY/PENTECOSTALISM
~46.48% claim to be Christian, ~32.08% Ethnoreligionist, ~18.6% Muslim,
~2.8% Non-religious, ~0.04% Hindu.
In the Christian category:
~20.59% are Catholic, ~19.03% Independent, ~10.9% Protestant, ~1.68%
Unaffiliated, ~0.52% Anglican, <0.01% Orthodox.
Evangelicals represent ~11.1% of the population.
Charismatics represent ~11.7% and of those ~6.1% are Pentecostals.
Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.