Yao, Muslim in Tanzania





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People Name General Yao, Muslim
People Name in Country Yao, Muslim
Population in Tanzania 487,000
World Population 3,065,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ajawa, Ayao, Chiyao, Wajao
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Makua-Yao
People Name General Yao, Muslim
Ethnic Code NAB57b
People ID 15988
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 South central, Mtwara region, Masasi District and Ruvuma region, Tunduru District, east of Lake Malawi, Mozambique border area. Possibly in Zimbabwe.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Yao (487,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yao 487,000
For Primary Language: Yao

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1880-2008)
New Testament Yes   (1898-1994)
Complete Bible Yes   (1920)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Yao Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.20 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
93.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
70.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: The I Am Yawo Project  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Video Source: LinkUp Africa
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