Yao, Ajao in Tanzania





Largest Religion

Main Language


Yao people video

Source LinkUp Africa

No profile text currently available. Profile suggestions welcome. Submit a profile

People Name General Yao, Ajao
People Name in Country Yao, Ajao
Population in Tanzania 543,000
World Population 3,436,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ajawa, Ayao, Chiyao, Wajao
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Makua-Yao
People Name General Yao, Ajao
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

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.

Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Yao (543,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yao 543,000

For Main Lanugage: Yao

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
0.00 %
85.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
65.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source: The I Am Yawo Project  
Video Source: LinkUp Africa
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of the U.S. Center for World Mission.