• PEOPLE NAME: NKOYA OF ZAMBIA

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PEID: 15618

ROP: 107360

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South

Language: Nkoya - (nka)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Zambia

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Population: 77,500

Global Population: 77,500


PEID: 15618

ROP: 107360

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Nkoya of Zambia, numbering 77,500, 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 Nkoya. The primary religion practiced by the Nkoya is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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