• PEOPLE NAME: MAKHUWA-SHIRIMA OF MOZAMBIQUE

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PEID: 15391

ROP: 106090

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Makua-Yao

Language: Makhuwa-Shirima - (vmk)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Mozambique

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Population: 757,000

Global Population: 757,000


PEID: 15391

ROP: 106090

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Makhuwa-Shirima of Mozambique, numbering 757,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Makua-Yao people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Mozambique. Their primary language is Makhuwa-Shirima. The primary religion practiced by the Makhuwa-Shirima 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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