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PEID: 15009

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): Nyankore, Nyoke

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Tanzania

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

Population: 13,000

Global Population: 445,400

PEID: 15009

ROP: 103783

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Hima of Tanzania, numbering 13,000, are No Longer 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 Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.

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