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Malawi
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Malawi – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afrikaner3,5009.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityAfrikaansP
Afrikaner
  
British10,0008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
DeafY19.60 %76.00 %5 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
French1,7001.00 %62.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Greek5,3000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Gujarati52,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 HinduismGujaratiP
Gujarati
M
Gujarati of Malawi
T
Kachchi, Asian13,0000.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamKacchiP
Kachchi, Asian
M
Kachchi, Asian of Malawi
T
Kokola309,000Y7.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityKokola   
Lambya70,000Y8.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityLambyaP
Lambya
  
Lomwe, Nguru991,000Y14.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityLomwe, Malawi   
Ndali99,000Y7.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityNdali  T
Ngoni, Malawi1,903,000Y5.00 %64.00 %4 ChristianityChichewaP
Ngoni, Malawi
 T
Nyakyusa, Ngonde190,000Y13.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityNyakyusa-NgondeP
Nyakyusa, Ngonde
  
Nyanja, Chewa8,512,000Y27.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityChichewaP
Nyanja, Chewa
 T
Nyiha12,000Y4.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityNyiha, Malawi   
Nyika6,000Y4.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityNyika   
Portuguese18,0003.00 %94.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Sena598,000Y12.00 %58.00 %5 ChristianitySena, MalawiP
Sena
 T
Senga32,000Y12.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityTumbuka   
Shona88,0005.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityShonaP
Shona
  
Swahili3,6000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili
M
Swahili of Malawi
T
Tonga346,000Y15.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityTonga   
Tumbuka, Phoka2,648,000Y14.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityTumbukaP
Tumbuka, Phoka
 T
Yao, Christian310,000Y4.00 %98.00 %4 ChristianityYao M
Yao, Christian of Malawi
 
Yao, Muslim1,938,000Y0.50 %1.00 %Y1 IslamYaoP
Yao, Muslim
M
Yao, Muslim of Malawi
T
Zulu68,00015.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityZuluP
Zulu
  
Total People Groups:   26 18,227,000 16     4     17 5 11
Unclassified / Other Individuals 72,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 18,299,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Malawi – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 4 15.4 % 2,007,000 11.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 7.7 % 7,000 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 11 42.3 % 2,829,000 15.5 %
  5 - Significantly reached 9 34.6 % 13,385,000 73.4 %
Totals 26   18,227,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Malawi – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Afrikaner
3,500


British
10,000


French
1,700


Greek
5,300


Gujarati
52,000


Kachchi, Asian
13,000


Lambya
70,000


Ngoni, Malawi
1,903,000


Nyakyusa, Ngonde
190,000


Nyanja, Chewa
8,512,000


Portuguese
18,000


Sena
598,000


Shona
88,000


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Swahili
3,600


Tumbuka, Phoka
2,648,000


Yao, Muslim
1,938,000


Zulu
68,000

Malawi People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Malawi – Languages
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Language
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaansafr10Complete
Chichewanya20Complete
Englisheng10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Kacchikfr11NT
Kokolakzn10Need?
Lambyalai10NT
Language unknownxxx10None
Lomwe, Malawilon10NT
Ndalindh10Portions
Nyakyusa-Ngondenyy10Complete
Nyiha, Malawinyr10Need?
Nyikankv10Need?
Portuguesepor10Complete
Sena, Malawiswk10Complete
Shonasna10Complete
Swahiliswh11Complete
Tongatog10Complete
Tumbukatum20Complete
Yaoyao21Complete
Zuluzul10Complete
Totals: 23 26 4   19 14 18 18 10
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Malawi – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 17.2 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Malawi – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Malawi. Ministries in the Malawi section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the East and Southern Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Malawi   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
Action International MinistriesMedium
African Bible Colleges, Inc.Medium
African EnterpriseMedium
African LeadershipSmall
Baptist World Aid, AustraliaSmall
Brethren in Christ World MissionsMedium
Bright Hope InternationalMedium
Dorothea MissionMedium
Dutch Reformed Church - Nederduitse Gereformeerde KerkMedium
Emmanuel International MissionSmall
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Global InterActionMedium
Gospelink, IncorporatedMedium
International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Joy to the World MinistriesSmall
Liebenzell Mission InternationalMedium
Literacy and Evangelism InternationalSmall
Map InternationalMedium
New Mission Systems InternationalMedium
Pentecostal Assemblies of CanadaMedium
Reformed Church in AmericaMedium
Tear NetherlandsSmall
TearFund SwitzerlandSmall
TearFund UKLarge
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, World MissionsSmall
World ReliefLarge
World Relief USAMedium
World RenewMedium
World-Wide MissionsMedium
Ministries Listed:  30
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc.Medium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World MissionsMedium
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
EQUIP FoundationSmall
Evangelical Covenant ChurchMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Friends in Action, InternationalSmall
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global Partners / Wesleyan World MissionsMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
GO InternationalSmall
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Good News ProductionsMedium
Heart of God MinistriesMedium
Hope for the HungryMedium
InterCommSmall
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and MissionsSmall
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Middle East MediaMedium
Open Bible ChurchesSmall
Overland MissionsSmall
Pentecostal Church of God World MissionsSmall
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
Talking Bibles InternationalSmall
Team ExpansionMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  51
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Malawi – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 18,227,000
Percent Urbanization 16 %
Total People Groups 26
Unreached People Groups 4
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Secondary National LanguageChichewa
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 75.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 17.2%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.476 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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