• PEOPLE NAME: SWAHILI OF ZAMBIA

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Swahili

Language: Swahili (individual language) - (swh)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Zambia

Also found in: Burundi; Canada; Comoros; Congo (Kinshasa); Kenya; Mayotte; Mozambique; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 25,000

Global Population: 1,669,450


PEID: 15634

ROP: 109644

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Swahili of Zambia, numbering 25,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Swahili people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,669,450 in 17 countries. Their primary language is Swahili (individual language). The primary religion practiced by the Swahili 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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