Makwe in Tanzania

Population

13,200

Christian

10%

Evangelical

2.0%

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
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Country Tanzania
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Southeast
People Group Map Makwe in Tanzania PDF Version



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People Name General Makwe
People Name in Country Makwe
ROP3 Code 106102
Joshua Project People ID 13429
Indigenous Yes
Population in Tanzania 13,200
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Kimakwe, Macue, Palma,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Makwe 13,156
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, East-Coastal
People Name General Makwe
Ethnic Code NAB57j
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
10%    ( Evangelical  2.0% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
80.00%
Non-Religious
10.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
30.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
65.00%
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