Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Tanzania

Language: Nyika (Malawi and Zambia) - (nkv)

Alternate Name(s): Nyika

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Zambia

Also found in: Tanzania

Population: 9,600

Global Population: 804,600

PEID: 15622

ROP: 107560

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Nyiha of Zambia, numbering 9,600, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Tanzania people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 804,600 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Nyika (Malawi and Zambia). The primary religion practiced by the Nyiha is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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