Koti in Mozambique

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Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Koti
Country: Mozambique
10/40 Window: No
Population: 147,000
World Population: 147,000
Primary Language: Koti
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 1.20 %
Evangelicals: 1.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Bantu, Makua-Yao
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

They don't share the same language as neighboring groups, although many of them can use Makhuwa in the main villages for communication and trade. There are cultural similarities with some differences in rituals and family customs. There are only some differences in the way the local traditional leadership is organized. A "Regulo" is the traditional local leader.

The Koti people live in the Angoche District and in the coastal area of the Angoche Island. There is also one community in the city of Nampula.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Koti’s subsistence activities include agriculture, trading and fishing.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of the Koti people Muslim and a minority are Christian. There is no syncretism between Islam and Christianity, although both of them are mixed with animistic beliefs.

What Are Their Needs?

Their needs are in the areas of health, education and sustainable development.

Prayer Points

Pray for an overwhelming desire for spiritual truth that will drive Koti people to the cross and the empty grave.
Pray for the Lord to show himself sovereign and caring by providing them with a record-breaking crop.
Pray for Koti disciples to disciple others in the ways of Jesus Christ.

Text Source:   Joshua Project