Manyawa in Mozambique

Joshua Project has identified the Manyawa only in Mozambique





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Manyawa are mainly an agricultural people. There is some logging that goes on in their area. There are also some hunting grounds available. The farming cycle begins with the rains in November. Rainy season lasts through February. The land is very fertile. One man bragged to us that they can grow anything they want there.

There are many churches in the Manyawa area. They have 2 different hymnals in use - the 7th Day Adventist and the Presbyterian. There are a few trained Manyawa pastors, although not nearly enough. One expatriate missionary itinerate here a few times a year. The Catholics have a big mission with a school, mill and other buildings. This mission was untouched during the war. The Manyawa claim Mt. Maravoni as their mountain of origin. They are probably related to the Takwane people to their west.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Manyawa
People Name in Country Manyawa
Population in Mozambique 242,000
World Population 242,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Makua-Yao
People Name General Manyawa
Ethnic Code NAB57b
People ID 18845
Country Mozambique
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West Zambezia Province, Lugela District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Manyawa (242,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Manyawa 242,000
For Primary Language: Manyawa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
59.00 %
0.00 %
16.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
25.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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