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PEID: 15010

ROP: 107530

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Tanzania

Language: Nyakyusa-Ngonde - (nyy)

Alternate Name(s): Mombe, Konde

Primary Religion: Christianity - Neo-Pentecostalism

Country: Tanzania

Also found in: Malawi

Population: 1,815,000

Global Population: 1,998,000

PEID: 15010

ROP: 107530

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Nyakyusa of Tanzania, numbering 1,815,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Tanzania people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,998,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Nyakyusa-Ngonde. The primary religion practiced by the Nyakyusa is Neo-Pentecostalism, a movement characterized by manifestations in non-Pentecostal churches of what have been traditionally categorized as Pentecostal experiences, frequently combined with prosperity gospel theology.

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