• PEOPLE NAME: CHEWA NYANJA OF MALAWI

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By Charles Keen

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PEID: 15333

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):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Malawi

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

Population: 9,205,000

Global Population: 11,693,800


PEID: 15333

ROP: 107548

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Chewa Nyanja of Malawi, numbering 9,205,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Chewa-Sena people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 11,693,800 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Nyanja. The primary religion practiced by the Chewa Nyanja is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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