• PEOPLE NAME: YAO OF TANZANIA

Affinity Group: SSAP

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Makua-Yao

Language: Yao - (yao)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Tanzania

Also found in: Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe

Population: 671,000

Global Population: 3,364,000


PEID: 15062

ROP: 110980

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Yao of Tanzania, numbering 671,000, 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 3,364,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Yao. The primary religion practiced by the Yao is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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