• PEOPLE NAME: WESTERN NYANJA OF ZAMBIA

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By Charles Keen

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PEID: 15620

ROP: 107548

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Chewa-Sena

Language: Nyanja - (nya)

Alternate Name(s): Chewa

Primary Religion: Christianity

Country: Zambia

Also found in: Eswatini; Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania; Zimbabwe

Population: 698,000

Global Population: 11,116,400


PEID: 15620

ROP: 107548

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Western Nyanja of Zambia, numbering 698,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Chewa-Sena people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 11,116,400 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Nyanja. The primary religion practiced by the Western Nyanja is Christianity.


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