Nyaneka in Angola

The Nyaneka have only been reported in Angola
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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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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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nyaneka
People Name in Country Nyaneka
Alternate Names Humbi; Nhaneca
Population this Country 1,227,000
Population all Countries 1,227,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14084
ROP3 Code 107538
ROP25 Code 306223
ROP25 Name Nyaneka
Country Angola
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwest, east of Atlantic coast, mainly Huíla and Namibe provinces; also Cunene and Benguela provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Angola
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
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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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Nyaneka (1,227,000 speakers)
Language Code nyk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nyaneka (1,227,000 speakers)
Language Code nyk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nyaneka

Primary Language:  Nyaneka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2005-2023)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nyaneka Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Profile Source Anonymous 
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