Nyungwe in Mozambique


Population
383,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

There are nearly half a million speakers of Nyungwe in Western Mozambique. The Zambezi River flows through the area and many villages depend on this large river for farming and fishing.

While the neighboring language areas are in highly productive, higher elevation agricultural areas, the Nyungwe survive long dry seasons with cattle and goat herding. The heat is the most difficult aspect of life in the Nyungwe area. Temperatures are regularly over 40C/100F during half of the year.

Although many Nyungwe people would identify themselves as Christians, they may have only a surface understanding of the Gospel. In the cities, almost everyone has heard of the Bible and Jesus but their traditional religion is animist, with all the ancestor worship and spirit appeasement that entails.

God is working among the Nyungwe, but progress is slow with little vision for evangelism and sharing the truth. The needs of the Nyungwe people would probably be best addressed through God's Word becoming an agent of change in their lives.


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People Name General Nyungwe
People Name in Country Nyungwe
Population in Mozambique 383,000
World Population 417,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Phimbi, Tete, Yungwe
People ID 14105
ROP3 Code 107571
Country Mozambique
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tete province: Zambezi river banks north of Sena [seh] language area; Manica province: east bank, Luenha river, east from Changara.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mozambique
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tete province: Zambezi river banks north of Sena [seh] language area; Manica province: east bank, Luenha river, east from Changara..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Nyungwe (383,000 speakers)
Language Code nyu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nyungwe
Primary Language Nyungwe (383,000 speakers)
Language Code nyu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nyungwe

Primary Language:  Nyungwe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1897-2010)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nyungwe
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
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