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Nyaneka in Angola



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
673,000 Nyaneka Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % Not available Not available   

Nyaneka in Angola

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Introduction / History
On a high Angolan plateau, a goatherd watches his small flock. He pulls his rough-woven garment more tightly around him against the breeze, noticing the beginning of a chill in the air. The mild summer is almost over in the Nyaneka-Mwila region, and he knows a cold winter will soon descend on the land. From his vantage point, he can see a neighbor's house, and he wonders if the man has lost any more cattle since outsiders recently raided. Without fences, the community shares the land, grazing their animals and raising small gardens. But how long can this continue with others moving in and staking "claims"? He ponders the disturbing situation as he watches the contented goats munch.

A few restless youth have moved to the city, but the goatherd doubts that is the answer. Maybe the church can help, but who can understand what it teaches? Who can understand a God who speaks another language? The Mwila are one subgroup of the Nyaneka people. The whole of Nyaneka consists of Myila and three other distinct languages, Handa, Cilenge and Nkumbi.

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Country: Angola
Continent: Africa
Region: East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Southwest, east of Atlantic coast, mainly Huíla and Namibe provinces; also Cunene and Benguela provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Nyaneka
People Name General: Nyaneka
Alternate People Names:
HumbiNhaneca
ROP3 Code: 107538
Joshua Project People ID: 14084
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 673,000
Population all Countries: 673,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Southwest
People Name General: Nyaneka
Ethnic Code: NAB57n
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Language
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Primary Language: Nyaneka (673,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nyk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian10.00 %
Roman Catholic75.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2005
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Nyaneka in Angola

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