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PEID: 15367

ROP: 106087

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Makua-Yao

Language: Makhuwa-Meetto - (mgh)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Mayotte

Also found in: Comoros; Mozambique; Tanzania; Zimbabwe

Population: 3,000

Global Population: 2,492,500

PEID: 15367

ROP: 106087

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Makua of Mayotte, numbering 3,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Makua-Yao people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,492,500 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Makhuwa-Meetto. The primary religion practiced by the Makua is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.

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