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PEID: 14881

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)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Neo-Pentecostalism

Country: Rwanda

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

Population: 15,000

Global Population: 445,400

PEID: 14881

ROP: 103783

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Hima of Rwanda, numbering 15,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Lakes people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 445,400 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Nyankole. The primary religion practiced by the Hima is Neo-Pentecostalism, a movement characterized by manifestations in non-Pentecostal churches of what have been traditionally categorized as Pentecostal experiences, frequently combined with prosperity gospel theology.

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