Language:  Chichewa

Population of Groups Speaking

14,844,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

8

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Ngoni, Malawi Malawi 2,016,000 2,016,000 Christianity 64.00 % 5.00 % -
 Nyanja Eswatini 5,800 12,830,000 Christianity 82.00 % 4.00 % -
 Nyanja Zimbabwe 446,000 12,830,000 Christianity 80.00 % 29.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa Malawi 9,017,000 12,830,000 Christianity 88.00 % 27.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa Mozambique 1,393,000 12,830,000 Christianity 80.00 % 19.19 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa South Africa 3,300 12,830,000 Christianity 65.00 % 13.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa Tanzania 48,000 12,830,000 Christianity 88.00 % 14.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa Zambia 1,915,000 12,830,000 Christianity 97.00 % 30.00 % -
  Totals:  8           0     0
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Nsenga Mozambique 222,000 1,045,000 Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  1           0     0

Language Alternate Names
Angoni
Cewa
Cheva
Chewa
Chewa (Cewa)
Chewa (Cheva)
Chicheŵa
Chingoni (Ngoni)
Chinjanja
Chinyanja
Chipeta
Cicewa
Cimanganja
Cingoni
Cinianja
Cinyanja
Cipeta
Kunda
Malawi
Manganja (Cimanganja)
Manganja (Waganga)
Marave
Maravi
Ngoni
Ngoni (Cingoni)
Nyanja
Nyanja (Cinyanja)
Nyanja-Chewa
Nyasa-Cewa
Peta (Chipeta)
Peta (Cipeta)
Sheva
Waganga

Dialects
Chewa
Chichewa Maravi
Chikunda
Chingoni
Eastern
Manganja
Ngoni
Nsenga
Nyanja
Nyasa
Peta
Southern
Western
Zambia

Dialect Alternate Names
Cewa
Cheva
Chewa
Chichewa
Chichewa: Zambia
Chinyanja
Chinyanja: Eastern
Chinyanja: Southern
Chinyanja: Western
Chipeta
Cichewa
Cimanganja
Cingoni
Cinyanja
Cipeta
Malawi
Marave
Maravi
Ngoni
Nyanja
Nyanja: Chewa
Nyanja: Chichewa
Nyanja: Nyanja
Nyasa
Peta
Sheva
Waganga

Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1884-1964
New Testament 1886-1960
Complete Bible 1905-2016


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