They don't share the same language as neighboring groups, although many of them can use Makhuwa in the main villages for communication and trade. There are cultural similarities with some differences in rituals and family customs. There are only some differences in the way the local traditional leadership is organized. A "Regulo" is the traditional local leader.
They live in the Angoche District and in the coastal area of the Angoche Island. There is also one community in the city of Nampula.
Their subsistence activities are agriculture, trading and fishing.
The majority are Muslim and a minority are Christian. There is no syncretism between Islam and Christianity, although both of them are mixed with animistic beliefs.
Their needs are in the areas of health, education and sustainable development.
|Profile Source: Ethnic & Missiologic Research|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2015-01-10|
|People Name General||Koti|
|People Name in Country||Koti|
|Population in Mozambique||137,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||3 to 4|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Angoche, Angoxe, Ekoti|
|Region||East and Southern Africa|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Angoche District and in the coastal area of Angoche Island. One community in the city of Nampula. Source: Field worker|
|Language Code||eko Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Koti|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|