Nyika people are also called Mijikenda or Nika. Nyika is a cluster of people groups.
They are mainly farmers who also raise livestock and fish. The Nyika peoples are all involved with trade.
A Nyika man can have more than one wife and there is a large bride price involved with the marriage. They trace descent through both female and male lines. Clans are very important to the Nyika peoples. A man has certain responsibility based on his clan and lineage. A man’s status is determined by his age and rank in a secret society.
Nyika peoples can be Muslim or Christian, but they almost always integrate ancient African religion with these two major religions. They are especially involved with worshipping their ancestral spirits.
The Nyika people need to put all their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to show himself powerful and loving by providing the Nyika peoples with an abundant harvest this year.
Pray for Nyika disciplers to disciple others.
Pray for a spiritual revival based on Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Pray they will embrace the resurrection as proof of Jesus’ power over death.
Scripture Prayers for the Nyika, Tanzania in Tanzania.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Nyika, Tanzania|
|People Name in Country||Nyika, Tanzania|
|Population this Country||43,000|
|Population all Countries||43,000|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Rukwa region: Sumbawanga rural district, mainly Sandulula ward; Mollo ward. Source: Ethnologue 2016|