Lolo in Mozambique

The Lolo have only been reported in Mozambique
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

They don't share the same language with ethnic groups in the same area. Theirs can be a dialect from Lomwe or Makhuwa and very close to Takwani. There are cultural traces and similarities with other groups but with differences in rituals and family customs. They differ basically only on the kind of local leadership (e.g. the "Regulo"-- the traditional local leader-- should be from the same ethnic group)


Where Are they Located?

They live in the west area of the Province of Zambezia, in the Morrumbala district and around Derre. There are quite well populated towns and villages in the area.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their subsistence activities are agriculture, trading and fishing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are animists. There is a Christian minority represented by many denominations. Most denominations teach a works based salvation message. There is also a high syncretism between Christianity and animism. There is a kind of church far way from being considered as a genuine Christian Church. There is an influence of sect groups from Malawi that mix Christian beliefs with witchcraft practices.


What Are Their Needs?

The most basic need is for a clear understanding and faith in Jesus Christ for salvation in the existing churches. There is an openess the Bible not found in most of the unreached groups in the north of Mozambique. There are some small groups of Lolo believers that need to mature. There is a severe lack in understanding of why the Bible matters among women, especially younger women. There are also minor needs in the areas of clean water, health, education and sustainable development.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Lolo in Mozambique.


Profile Source:   Ethnic & Missiologic Research, et al.  

People Name General Lolo
People Name in Country Lolo
Alternate Names Elolo; Ilolo
Population this Country 357,000
Population all Countries 357,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 18840
ROP3 Code 114642
ROP25 Code 304780
ROP25 Name Lolo
Country Mozambique
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 39  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West area of the Province of Zambezia, in the Morrumbala district and around Derre.   Source:  Field worker
Country Mozambique
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 39  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West area of the Province of Zambezia, in the Morrumbala district and around Derre..   Source:  Field worker
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lolo (357,000 speakers)
Language Code llb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lolo (357,000 speakers)
Language Code llb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lolo

Primary Language:  Lolo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2008)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2016-2018)
Bible-Complete No
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Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lolo Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Lolo YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Lolo YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Ethnic & Missiologic Research, et al. 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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