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People of Zimbabwe
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Zimbabwean (sing.), Zimbabweans (pl.).
Population (2003 est.): 12.5 million.
Annual growth rate (2003 est.): 0.83% (Note: the population growth rate is depressed by an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate estimated to be nearly 25%.)
Ethnic groups: Shona 71%, Ndebele 16%, other African 11%, white 1%, mixed and Asian 1%.
Religions: Christianity 75%, offshoot Christian sects, animist, and Muslim.
Languages: English (official), Shona, Sindebele.
Education: Attendance--mandatory for primary level. Adult literacy--76% (est.).
Health (2003): Infant mortality rate--66/1,000. Life expectancy--men 40 (2003 est.), women 38 (2003 est.)
Work force (est.): 1.33 million in formal sector.