Ngoni in Zambia



Population

739,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

They don't share a common language but there is certain interaction with Swahili and Makhuwa. More than 30% of men can speak it. Portuguese can also be spoken by 30 to 40% of the male and children's population that have been in school.They have similar background, with little differences, with neighboring tribes.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their subsistence activities are agriculture, trading and fishing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of them are Muslims. Some also practice their traditional, animistic religion. Even though they have Islam as their formal religion, in their daily lives when facing problems they go to the traditional healers or witchdoctors.


What Are Their Needs?

There is little willingness in reaching out Muslim areas and the number of missionaries is very small. It is likely that mission organizations will be more willing to reach them out than nationals at the moment.Their physical needs are in the areas of health, education/sports and social development.



Profile Source:   Ethnic & Missiologic Research  

People Name General Ngoni
People Name in Country Ngoni
Population in Zambia 739,000
World Population 1,182,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Angoni, Gomani, Magwangara, Mombera, Mpezeni, Sutu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Nguni
People Name General Ngoni
Ethnic Code NAB57i
People ID 13367
Country Zambia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern and Central provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chichewa: Ngoni (739,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chichewa: Ngoni 739,000

For Main Lanugage: Chichewa


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1884-1964)
New Testament Yes   (1886-1960)
Complete Bible Yes   (1905-1997)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Nyanja/Chewa Bible 1992 Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Nyanja Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Ethnic & Missiologic Research  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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