Lomwe in Mozambique

Joshua Project has identified the Lomwe only in Mozambique





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People Name General Lomwe
People Name in Country Lomwe
Population in Mozambique 2,102,000
World Population 2,102,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ngulu, Nguru
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Makua-Yao
People Name General Lomwe
Ethnic Code NAB57b
People ID 13101
Country Mozambique
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast and central, most of Zambezia Province, south Nampula Province. Prestige center is Alto Molocue.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lomwe (2,102,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lomwe 2,102,000
For Primary Language: Lomwe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1917-1993)
New Testament Yes   (1930-1983)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Lomwe Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.00 %)
55.00 %
Ethnic Religions
12.00 %
0.00 %
12.00 %
21.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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