Makwe in Mozambique

Population

29,300

Christian

0.10%

Evangelical

0.09%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Ethnic & Missiologic Research


Introduction / History

They have 50% linguistic similarities with Swahili, Mwani and Yao but different enough to disserve its own translation. There is great interaction between men, especially because of trade. Swahili is understood by the majority of men, but amongst women there is little comprehension. In the Palma district all men can speak Makonde. Those who attended school can speak and read in Portuguese or Swahili.


Where are they Located?

They are located in the province of Cabo Delgado in one area stretching from the Tanzanian border to the interior of the province, alongside the Rovuma River. There is a greater concentration of people in the costal area of the province going down to the districts of Quionga and Palma.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their subsistence activities are agriculture, trading and fishing.


What are Their Beliefs?

They are Muslims or animists. Even those who are Muslims are highly syncretistic. Even though they have Islam as their formal religion, in their daily lives when facing problems they go to the traditional healers. There is high resistance to other religions.


What are Their Needs?

There is a small chance for them to know de Gospel through the Makonde or Swahili. Little willingness from the nationals to reach out the Muslim groups. Their needs are in the areas of health, education/sports and social development.




Profile Source: Ethnic & Missiologic Research
Submit a new profile or correction

Submit an update
Country Mozambique
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Cabo Delgado Province coast, Tanzania border south to Quionga, Palma, to just south of Olumbe; interior along Ruvuma River to Pundanhar
Submit an update
People Name General Makwe
People Name in Country Makwe
ROP3 Code 106102
Joshua Project People ID 13429
Indigenous Yes
Population in Mozambique 29,300
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Kimakwe, Macue, Palma,
Submit an update
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Makwe 29,278
Submit an update
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, East-Coastal
People Name General Makwe
Ethnic Code NAB57j
Submit an update
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.10%    ( Evangelical  0.09% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
89.90%
Non-Religious
10.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
100.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: Anonymous
Profile Source:
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Get Involved
Register ministry activity for this group

Copyright © 2014 Joshua Project. A ministry of the U.S. Center for World Mission.