• PEOPLE NAME: NYANJA OF ESWATINI

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PEID: 15556

ROP: 107548

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Chewa-Sena

Language: Nyanja - (nya)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Eswatini

Also found in: Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Population: 8,300

Global Population: 11,234,800


PEID: 15556

ROP: 107548

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Nyanja of Eswatini, numbering 8,300, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Chewa-Sena people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 11,234,800 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Nyanja. The primary religion practiced by the Nyanja is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.


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