Religion in Zimbabwe


Religion is a large part of life in Zimbabwe. The traditional African religion, however, has been put aside for the majority of the country. Although some natives still practice it, most Zimbabweans have been influenced by Christianity. This mixing has created the religion that is called Syncretic. Syncretic is the mix of indigenous beliefs and Christianity that about 50% of the population practice. Traditional Christianity is not as widely practiced, and is only being practiced by 24% of Zimbabweans. Idigenous beliefs have been mostly abandoned as evidenced by the fact that they are only practiced by 24% of the people. Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, although not as widespread as Christianity, are the other religions practiced in Zimbabwe although only being practiced by approximately 1% of the population.