• PEOPLE NAME: SWAHILI OF UNITED STATES

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 - Sunni

Country: United States

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

Population: 79,000

Global Population: 1,496,600


PEID: 47306

ROP: 109644

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Swahili of United States, numbering 79,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Swahili people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,496,600 in 17 countries. Their primary language is Swahili (individual language). The primary religion practiced by the Swahili is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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