• PEOPLE NAME: NYANKORE - HIMA OF BURUNDI

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PEID: 14467

ROP: 103783

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes

Language: Nyankole - (nyn)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Burundi

Also found in: Congo (Kinshasa); Rwanda; Tanzania; Uganda

Population: 15,000

Global Population: 372,800


PEID: 14467

ROP: 103783

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Nyankore - Hima of Burundi, numbering 15,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Lakes people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 372,800 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Nyankole. The primary religion practiced by the Nyankore - Hima is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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