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PEID: 15668

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): Chicheŵa, Chinyanja, Nyanja

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Zimbabwe

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

Population: 872,000

Global Population: 11,234,800

PEID: 15668

ROP: 107548

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Nyanja of Zimbabwe, numbering 872,000, are Engaged yet 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 ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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