• PEOPLE NAME: LWENA OF ANGOLA

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South

Language: Luvale - (lue)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Angola

Also found in: Congo (Kinshasa); Zambia

Population: 893,000

Global Population: 1,512,000


PEID: 15185

ROP: 105947

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Lwena of Angola, numbering 893,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-South people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,512,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Luvale. The primary religion practiced by the Lwena is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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