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Yauma in Angola

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
42,000 Yauma Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % No No   

Yauma in Angola

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Introduction / History
The Yauma language is considered endangered by some sources (possibly just in Zambia) yet is listed as vigorous by the Ethnologue. The Yauma people live in two different groups in Angola, one in the Moxico province and one in the southern part of the Kuando Kubango province.

The Moxico province suffered the most of all of Angola during the years of civil war, so the Yauma were directly affected. Some Yauma moved into Zambia during that time, and there are still a large number of Yauma who are in southwestern Zambia.

What are their needs?
There is some availability of portions of Scripture, namely the Gospel of John. Other parts of the New Testament have been translated, but exactly which Scriptures are available is unknown. The portions translated were never published as a whole since the project was halted due to the civil war. Literacy rates are very low but it is possible to find someone who can read in each village. Copies of what has been translated have also been seen in Zambia.

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Country: Angola
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Southeast, isolated enclave in Lucazi [lch] language area, Moxico province; Cuando Cubango Province, Cuando river area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Yauma
People Name General: Yauma
ROP3 Code: 111004
Joshua Project People ID: 16005
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 42,000
Population all Countries: 55,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South
People Name General: Yauma
Ethnic Code: NAB57g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yauma (42,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): yax    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity60.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions40.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent3.00 %
Protestant3.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian1.00 %
Roman Catholic93.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1978
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Yauma in Angola

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    Bantu, Central-South     Africa, East and Southern    
      Yauma Angola    
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