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PEID: 15663

ROP: 106087

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Makua-Yao

Language: Makhuwa-Meetto - (mgh)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Zimbabwe

Also found in: Comoros; Mayotte; Mozambique; Tanzania

Population: 15,500

Global Population: 2,492,500

PEID: 15663

ROP: 106087

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Makua of Zimbabwe, numbering 15,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Makua-Yao people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,492,500 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Makhuwa-Meetto. The primary religion practiced by the Makua is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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