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PEID: 15578

ROP: 103984

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South

Language: Ila - (ilb)

Alternate Name(s): Shukulumbwe, Sukulumbwe

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Zambia

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Population: 139,000

Global Population: 139,000

PEID: 15578

ROP: 103984

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Ila of Zambia, numbering 139,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-South people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Zambia. Their primary language is Ila. The primary religion practiced by the Ila is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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