Language:  Yao

Population of Groups Speaking

3,532,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

7

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
Primary Language
(7 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
Yao, Christian Malawi 338,000
Yao, Christian Tanzania 98,000
Yao, Christian Mozambique 123,000
 Yao, Muslim Malawi 2,109,000
 Yao, Muslim Mozambique 208,000
 Yao, Muslim Tanzania 651,000
 Yao, Muslim Zambia 5,300
  Totals:  7     4
Secondary Language
(0 people groups)
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No reported people groups speaking this as secondary language
  Totals:  0     0

Language Alternate Names
Achawa
Adsawa
Adsoa
Ajawa
Ayao
Ayawa
Ayo
Chichawa
Chikonono (Cikonono)
Chiyao
Chiyawo
Cikonono
Cimakale
Cimassaninga
Ciyaawo
Ciyao
Ciyawo
Djao
Haiao
Hajao
Hiao
Hyao
Jao
Kihiau
Kihyao
Kiyao
Machinga
Makale (Cimakale)
Mangochi
Massaninga (Cimassaninga)
Tunduru Yao
Veiao
Wajao
waYao
Yawo

Dialects
Chikonono
Machinga
Makale
Malawi
Mangoche
Mangochi
Massaninga
Mozambique
Tanzania
Tunduru Yao

Dialect Alternate Names
ChiYao: Malawi
ChiYao: Mozambique
ChiYao: Tanzania
ChiYawo: Malawi
ChiYawo: Mozambique
ChiYawo: Tanzania
Cimakale
Cimassaninga
Makale
Mozambican Yawo
Nyasa
Yao
Yao [Tanzania]
Yao Tanzania
Yao: Makale
Yao: Malawi
Yao: Massaninga
Yao: Mozambique
Yao: Nyasa
Yao: Tanzania
Yawo: Malawi
Yawo: Mozambique
Yawo: Tanzania