Mpoto, Nyasa in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Mpoto only in Tanzania
Population
70,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The WaMpoto derive their name from the name Mpoto which interpreted means north. This group is a branch of the Matengo which during the Ngoni invasion settled on the hills to the north of Songea. Their language is very close to that of the Matengo, perhaps due to their common origin. They lived in villages which were headed by chiefs ('jumbes').

During colonial times, these chiefs were appointed by the government. Farming is their main way of life, especially subsistence farming. They too had a communal social set up. Work was done communally. In former times, they worshipped spirits especially on gravesites. They were opposed to Christianity due to their entrenchment in this kind of worship. There are a few who still do it today though not openly. Present Christianity is nominal with the majority being Roman Catholics.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mpoto
People Name in Country Mpoto, Nyasa
Population in Tanzania 70,000
World Population 70,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chimpoto, Nyasa
People ID 13846
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Ruvuma region, Mbinga District, southwest, Lake Nyasa northeast shore.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Ruvuma region, Mbinga District, southwest, Lake Nyasa northeast shore.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map


Primary Language: Mpoto (70,000 speakers)
Language Code: mpa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mpoto (70,000 speakers)
Language Code: mpa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Mpoto

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1913-1924)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
35.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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