Koti in Mozambique

Joshua Project has identified the Koti only in Mozambique





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

They don't share the same language as neighboring groups, although many of them can use Makhuwa in the main villages for communication and trade. There are cultural similarities with some differences in rituals and family customs. There are only some differences in the way the local traditional leadership is organized. A "Regulo" is the traditional local leader).

Where Are they Located?

They live in the Angoche District and in the coastal area of the Angoche Island. There is also one community in the city of Nampula.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Their subsistence activities are agriculture, trading and fishing.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority are Muslim and a minority are Christian. There is no syncretism between Islam and Christianity, although both of them are mixed with animistic beliefs.

What Are Their Needs?

Their needs are in the areas of health, education and sustainable development.

Profile Source:   Ethnic & Missiologic Research  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-10
People Name General Koti
People Name in Country Koti
Population in Mozambique 115,000
World Population 115,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Angoche, Angoxe, Ekoti
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Makua-Yao
People Name General Koti
Ethnic Code NAB57b
People ID 12812
Country Mozambique
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Angoche District and in the coastal area of Angoche Island. One community in the city of Nampula..   Source:  Field worker
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Koti Makhuwa
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Koti Makhuwa
For Primary Language: Koti

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2005-2008)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
1.20 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
93.80 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
100.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Ethnic & Missiologic Research  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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