Nyamwezi, Nyanyembe in Tanzania

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People Name General Nyamwezi
People Name in Country Nyamwezi, Nyanyembe
Population in Tanzania 1,307,000
World Population 1,307,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Nyanyembe
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General Nyamwezi
Ethnic Code NAB57o
People ID 14083
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Northwest central, Tabora region, between Lake Victoria and Lake Rukwa; Rukwa, Singida, and Shinyanga regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nyamwezi (1,307,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nyamwezi 1,307,000
For Primary Language: Nyamwezi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1897-1940)
New Testament Yes   (1909-1951)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Nyamwezi Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
34.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
61.00 %
2.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
15.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source: Nyamwezi: The Moon People  
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