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PEID: 15636

ROP: 109677

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South

Language: Taabwa - (tap)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Zambia

Also found in: Congo (Kinshasa)

Population: 129,000

Global Population: 1,309,000

PEID: 15636

ROP: 109677

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Taabwa of Zambia, numbering 129,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-South people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,309,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Taabwa. The primary religion practiced by the Taabwa is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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