Nyika, Tanzania in Tanzania

Nyika, Tanzania
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People Name: Nyika, Tanzania
Country: Tanzania
10/40 Window: No
Population: 43,000
World Population: 43,000
Primary Language: Nyika, Tanzania
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 10.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.20 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Tanzania
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Nyika people are also called Mijikenda or Nika. Nyika is a cluster of people groups.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are mainly farmers who also raise livestock and fish. The Nyika peoples are all involved with trade.

A Nyika man can have more than one wife and there is a large bride price involved with the marriage. They trace descent through both female and male lines. Clans are very important to the Nyika peoples. A man has certain responsibility based on his clan and lineage. A man’s status is determined by his age and rank in a secret society.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Nyika peoples can be Muslim or Christian, but they almost always integrate ancient African religion with these two major religions. They are especially involved with worshipping their ancestral spirits.

What Are Their Needs?

The Nyika people need to put all their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to show himself powerful and loving by providing the Nyika peoples with an abundant harvest this year.

Pray for Nyika disciplers to disciple others.

Pray for a spiritual revival based on Jesus Christ and him crucified.

Pray they will embrace the resurrection as proof of Jesus’ power over death.

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