• PEOPLE NAME: DHIMBA OF ANGOLA

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By Jonas Klee

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PEID: 15157

ROP: 102579

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Southwest

Language: Zemba - (dhm)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Angola

Also found in: Namibia

Population: 19,500

Global Population: 26,700


PEID: 15157

ROP: 102579

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Dhimba of Angola, numbering 19,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Southwest people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 26,700 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Zemba. The primary religion practiced by the Dhimba is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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