• PEOPLE NAME: MAKUA OF TANZANIA

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PEID: 14979

ROP: 106087

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Makua-Yao

Language: Makhuwa-Meetto - (mgh)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Tanzania

Also found in: Comoros; Mayotte; Mozambique; Zimbabwe

Population: 660,000

Global Population: 1,983,100


PEID: 14979

ROP: 106087

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Makua of Tanzania, numbering 660,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Makua-Yao people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,983,100 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Makhuwa-Meetto. The primary religion practiced by the Makua 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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