Nyungwe in Mozambique

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Nyungwe
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Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Nyungwe
Country: Mozambique
10/40 Window: No
Population: 389,000
World Population: 422,000
Primary Language: Nyungwe
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 30.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Bantu, Chewa-Sena
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Zambezi River flows through the Nyungwe 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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