• PEOPLE NAME: MAKONDE OF TANZANIA

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Makua-Yao

Language: Makonde - (kde)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Tanzania

Also found in: Mayotte; Mozambique

Population: 1,595,000

Global Population: 2,178,700


PEID: 14978

ROP: 106097

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Makonde of Tanzania, numbering 1,595,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Makua-Yao people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,178,700 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Makonde. The primary religion practiced by the Makonde 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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