Marenje in Mozambique

Joshua Project has identified the Marenje only in Mozambique





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Marenje are mainly an agricultural people. Since they live near the border to Malawi, where produce brings a good price, they take their goods there by bicycle. Many of the Marenje first heard the gospel when they were refugees in Malawi during the war in Mozambique (1980s). There are many small churches, but because of lack of literacy and pastors or others who can teach them in a language they understand well, there is little depth.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Marenje
People Name in Country Marenje
Population in Mozambique 126,000
World Population 126,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Marendje
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Makua-Yao
People Name General Marenje
Ethnic Code NAB57b
People ID 19026
Country Mozambique
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West Zambezia.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marenje (126,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marenje 126,000
For Primary Language: Marenje

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
73.00 %
0.00 %
7.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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