• PEOPLE NAME: NYEMBA OF ANGOLA

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PEID: 15200

ROP: 107553

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Southwest

Language: Nyemba - (nba)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Angola

Also found in: Namibia

Population: 586,000

Global Population: 601,000


PEID: 15200

ROP: 107553

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Nyemba of Angola, numbering 586,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Southwest people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 601,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Nyemba. The primary religion practiced by the Nyemba is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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