Nyaneka in Angola

Joshua Project has identified the Nyaneka only in Angola
Population
625,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

On a high Angolan plateau, a goatherd watches his small flock. He pulls his rough-woven garment more tightly around him against the breeze, noticing the beginning of a chill in the air. The mild summer is almost over in the Nyaneka-Mwila region, and he knows a cold winter will soon descend on the land. From his vantage point, he can see a neighbor's house, and he wonders if the man has lost any more cattle since outsiders recently raided. Without fences, the community shares the land, grazing their animals and raising small gardens. But how long can this continue with others moving in and staking "claims"? He ponders the disturbing situation as he watches the contented goats munch.

A few restless youth have moved to the city, but the goatherd doubts that is the answer. Maybe the church can help, but who can understand what it teaches? Who can understand a God who speaks another language? The Mwila are one subgroup of the Nyaneka people. The whole of Nyaneka consists of Myila and three other distinct languages, Handa, Cilenge and Nkumbi.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nyaneka
People Name in Country Nyaneka
Population in Angola 625,000
World Population 625,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Humbi, Nhaneca
People ID 14084
ROP3 Code 107538
Country Angola
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwest, east of Atlantic coast, mainly Huíla and Namibe provinces; also Cunene and Benguela provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Angola
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwest, east of Atlantic coast, mainly Huíla and Namibe provinces; also Cunene and Benguela provinces..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Nyaneka (625,000 speakers)
Language Code nyk   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nyaneka
Primary Language Nyaneka (625,000 speakers)
Language Code nyk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nyaneka

Primary Language:  Nyaneka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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