Mbangala in Angola

The Mbangala have only been reported in Angola
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Introduction / History

Mbangala is the same as Imbangala. They originated in the 1500s as a warrior society and became a mercenary soldiers in the 1600s-1800s. They were noted for their cruelty and cannibalism. The Mbangala recruited by capturing boys. Around 1617 the Portuguese colonists used them as mercenaries against the Ndongo Kingdom and neighboring tribes.

In the early 20th century Mbangala became the name for a specific ethnic group that lived in the former Kasanje Kingdom.


What Are Their Lives Like?

We know little about their lives in the 21st century, but they are probably farmers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though about half of the Mbangala people are marginally Roman Catholic, their hearts are with their traditional gods. Traditional African religion is an important part of their lives.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mbangala people need to put their faith entirely in Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for Mbangala Christian believers to disciple others who will disciple many more.

Pray for a Holy Spirit-driven revival that will break the power of sin and death in Mbangala communities.

Pray for the Lord to bring about the downfall of Mbangala spirit worship.


Scripture Prayers for the Mbangala in Angola.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbangala

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Imbangala


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mbangala
People Name in Country Mbangala
Alternate Names Yongo
Population this Country 776,000
Population all Countries 776,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13617
ROP3 Code 106459
ROP25 Code 305313
ROP25 Name Mbangala
Country Angola
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast Malanje province; separate area south central, Canhica area; western Lunda Norte province; very small areas in eastern Uíge and northwestern Lunda Sul provinces; community in Luanda; Kela e Kambundi Katembu, Kahombo.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Angola
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast Malanje province; separate area south central, Canhica area; western Lunda Norte province; very small areas in eastern Uíge and northwestern Lunda Sul provinces; community in Luanda; Kela e Kambundi Katembu, Kahombo..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Religion Subdivision: Ancestor Worship
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
50.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Mbangala
Language Code mxg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mbangala
Language Code mxg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mbangala

Primary Language:  Mbangala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2022)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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