• PEOPLE NAME: SWAHILI OF MOZAMBIQUE

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Swahili

Language: Swahili (individual language) - (swh)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Mozambique

Also found in: Burundi; Canada; Comoros; Congo (Kinshasa); Kenya; Mayotte; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; United States; Zambia

Population: 14,500

Global Population: 1,491,600


PEID: 15420

ROP: 109644

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Swahili of Mozambique, numbering 14,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Swahili people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,491,600 in 17 countries. Their primary language is Swahili (individual language). The primary religion practiced by the Swahili is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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