• PEOPLE NAME: SAKAJI OF MOZAMBIQUE


PEID: 15415

ROP: 107119

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Filipino, Muslim

Language: Nathembo - (nte)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Mozambique

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Population: 40,000

Global Population: 40,000


PEID: 15415

ROP: 107119

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Sakaji of Mozambique, numbering 40,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Filipino, Muslim people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Mozambique. Their primary language is Nathembo. The primary religion practiced by the Sakaji 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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