Ngoni in Zambia

Population

681,000

Christian

40%

Evangelical

5%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Ethnic & Missiologic Research


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
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Country Zambia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Eastern and Central provinces
People Group Map Ngoni in Zambia PDF Version



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People Name General Ngoni
People Name in Country Ngoni
ROP3 Code 107282
Joshua Project People ID 13367
Indigenous Yes
Population in Zambia 681,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Angoni, Gomani, Magwangara, Mombera, Mpezeni, Sutu,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chichewa: Ngoni 681,000
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Nguni
People Name General Ngoni
Ethnic Code NAB57i
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
40%    ( Evangelical  5% )
Ethnic Religions
60.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
25.00%
Protestant
35.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
40.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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