Ndali in Malawi





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Ndali people live in the southwestern mountain plateau of Tanzania near the town of Mbeya and to the south toward the border with Malawi in Mbozi and Tukuyu Districts northwest of Lake Malawi. Like other groups in this area they raise dairy cattle and are known for a special process which allows them to keep fermented milk for up to 20 days.

The Moravians first came to this area in the late 1800s. There is now a Moravian seminary in Mbeya where Ndali leaders have been trained. There is also some RC work in this area. There has been a lot of linguistic research done of this group recently. About 55% of the Ndali are listed as Christians. The concept of "angels" has been used to speak to some Ndali people about God. With a high level of education and an interest in spiritual matters what is needed now is translation of the Bible for this group in their own mother tongue.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ndali
People Name in Country Ndali
Population in Malawi 94,000
World Population 424,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General Ndali
Ethnic Code NAB57o
People ID 13269

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Ndali (94,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ndali 94,000
For Primary Language: Ndali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2010-2011)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
The Seed Company Translation Project Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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