• PEOPLE NAME: NYANJA OF TANZANIA

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By Charles Keen

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PEID: 15015

ROP: 107548

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Chewa-Sena

Language: Nyanja - (nya)

Alternate Name(s): Chewa

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Tanzania

Also found in: Eswatini; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Population: 62,000

Global Population: 11,110,300


PEID: 15015

ROP: 107548

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Nyanja of Tanzania, numbering 62,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Chewa-Sena people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 11,110,300 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Nyanja. The primary religion practiced by the Nyanja is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Churches founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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