Nyungwe in Mozambique


Population
647,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Nyungwe
People Name in Country Nyungwe
Population in Mozambique 647,000
World Population 680,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Phimbi, Tete, Yungwe
People ID 14105
Country Mozambique
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central, Zambezi River banks above the Sena.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Mozambique
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central, Zambezi River banks above the Sena.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Nyungwe (647,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nyu   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nyungwe (647,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nyu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nyungwe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1897-2010)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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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