• PEOPLE NAME: KARANGA OF MOZAMBIQUE

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PEID: 15381

ROP: 104646

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Shona

Language: Shona - (sna)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Mozambique

Also found in: Zimbabwe

Population: 30,000

Global Population: 2,500,000


PEID: 15381

ROP: 104646

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Karanga of Mozambique, numbering 30,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Shona people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,500,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Shona. The primary religion practiced by the Karanga 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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