• PEOPLE NAME: TOKA OF ZIMBABWE

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PEID: 15679

ROP: 110130

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South

Language: Tonga (Zambia) - (toi)

Alternate Name(s): Tonga,Batonga, Chitonga, Zambezi. Dialects: Chitonga, Leya, Toka, We.

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Zimbabwe

Also found in: Zambia

Population: 203,000

Global Population: 231,500


PEID: 15679

ROP: 110130

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Toka of Zimbabwe, numbering 203,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-South people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 231,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Tonga (Zambia). The primary religion practiced by the Toka is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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