People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Afrikaner of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 4,465

ROP3 Code: 100093
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Germanic
Language: Afrikaans - (afr)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: South Africa

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 2,300

Over half of all Afrikaan language speakers reside in Ontario

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Brief Profile

Afrikaners are a South Africa ethnic group descended from predominantly Dutch settlers, but are of mixed ethnic descent. As such, their language, Afrikaans, is similar to Dutch while at the same time distinguishable from Dutch and falls under the Germanic language groups.

Traditionally, Afrikaners enjoy dance along with playing rugby and cricket. They also favor tenisning country music. Afrikaners tend to blend within the American culture. Second generation Afrikaners tend not to use Afrikaans as their primary language. Afrikaners traditionally come from a Dutch Reformed Christian heritage but the majority of present day Afrikaners are either nominal Christian or related to other Christian denominations.

The Afrikaner people are scattered throughout North America with larger populations concentrated in larger metro areas.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for evangelical Afrikaners to understand and open their hearts to the Great Commission of "go and make disciples of all nations."
  • Pray that God will call out evangelical Afrikaners to go cross-culturally engaging the many of the least people groups both in North America and abroad.
  • Pray for Afrikaners who have yet responded to the Gospel message and experienced a intimate relationship with a living God through Christ Jesus.


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CanadaMississaugaToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON2,300

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