• PEOPLE NAME: MAKONDE OF MOZAMBIQUE

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Makua-Yao

Language: Makonde - (kde)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Mozambique

Also found in: Mayotte; Tanzania

Population: 561,000

Global Population: 2,157,600


PEID: 15392

ROP: 106097

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Makonde of Mozambique, numbering 561,000, 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 2,157,600 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Makonde. The primary religion practiced by the Makonde is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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