Language:  Yao Find language 

Population of Groups Speaking

3,253,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

7

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 *
Yao, Christian Malawi 312,000 515,000 Christianity 98.00 % 4.00 % -
Yao, Christian Tanzania 90,000 515,000 Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
Yao, Christian Mozambique 113,000 515,000 Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Yao, Muslim Malawi 1,947,000 2,739,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 39
 Yao, Muslim Mozambique 191,000 2,739,000 Islam 1.40 % 1.00 % 4
 Yao, Muslim Tanzania 596,000 2,739,000 Islam 2.00 % 1.20 % 12
 Yao, Muslim Zambia 4,900 2,739,000 Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
  Totals:  7           4     56
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 
No reported people groups speaking this as secondary language
  Totals:  0           0     0

Language Alternate Names
Achawa
Adsawa
Adsoa
Ajawa
Ayao
Ayawa
Ayo
Chichawa
Chikonono (Cikonono)
Chiyao
Chiyawo
Cikonono
Cimakale
Cimassaninga
Ciyaawo
Ciyao
Ciyawo
Djao
Haiao
Hajao
Hiao
Hyao
Jao
Kihiau
Kihyao
Kiyao
Machinga
Makale (Cimakale)
Mangochi
Massaninga (Cimassaninga)
Tunduru Yao
Veiao
Wajao
waYao
Yawo

Dialects
Chikonono
Makale
Malawi
Mangoche
Massaninga
Mozambique
Tanzania

Dialect Alternate Names
ChiYao: Malawi
ChiYao: Mozambique
ChiYao: Tanzania
ChiYawo: Malawi
ChiYawo: Mozambique
ChiYawo: Tanzania
Cimakale
Cimassaninga
Makale
Mozambican Yawo
Nyasa
Yao
Yao [Tanzania]
Yao Tanzania
Yao: Makale
Yao: Malawi
Yao: Massaninga
Yao: Mozambique
Yao: Nyasa
Yao: Tanzania
Yawo: Malawi
Yawo: Mozambique
Yawo: Tanzania

Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1880-2008
New Testament 1898-1994
Complete Bible 2014
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Resource Link
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
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Yao
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets