Takwane in Mozambique

Joshua Project has identified the Takwane only in Mozambique





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Main Language


Introduction / History

The Takwane are mainly an agricultural people. They clear their farm plots by burning and plant maize and manioc when it rains in November. The rainy season continues until February. Since they live near the border to Malawi where produce is a good price, they take their goods there by bicycle. Many of the Takwane first heard the gospel when they were refugees in Malawi during the war in Mozambique (1980s).

There are quite a few small churches throughout the area. These churches are served by itinerating pastors who are not Takwane. The pastor might visit the church every few months. Takwane pastors need to be trained. The Takwane area has only two sources of jobs. There is one tea plantation operating and there are government jobs. Since there are very few schools, qualifying for high paying government jobs is rare. Many students who do attend school cannot afford paper and pencils to do their lessons. The Takwane live in beautiful farmland with rolling hills and some dramatic rocky outcrops. They have fertile soil for their crops. Many of them live in homes made from local bricks that are better able to withstand the torrential rains.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Takwane
People Name in Country Takwane
Population in Mozambique 254,000
World Population 254,000
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 Takwane
Ethnic Code NAB57b
People ID 19016
Country Mozambique
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West Zambezia Province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Takwane (254,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Takwane 254,000
For Primary Language: Takwane

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2007-2009)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Takwane Film / Video
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
57.00 %
0.00 %
18.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
40.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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