• PEOPLE NAME: ILA OF ZAMBIA

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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)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Zambia

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Population: 73,000

Global Population: 73,000


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 73,000, 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 ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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