Mwani of Mozambique
These people may be called Mwani, NaMwani, or NaMuane. They are quite isolated, and trace their ancestry to the island of Ibo, near the coast of Mozambique. Ibo island was the scene of struggle between Arabs and Portuguese, resulting in much destruction. The people use the Mwani language in the home, Swahili for trading, and Portuguese in the schools and government.
Scripture resources are needed in the language of the Mwani, although the Jesus film and Gospel radio are available.
Gospel radio may be used to communicate the Gospel of grace to these people who are committed to working their way into God's favor.
Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few believers among the Mwani. Pray for them, that qualified teachers and pastors will be sent to them to help them grow in the faith.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray that living conditions for the Mwani may improve. They are quite poor, and have few opportunities for employment or for good quality education for their children.
"The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever." Revelation 11:15
Joshua Project is a research initiative of the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the least followers of Christ. It gathers, integrates and shares people group information to encourage pioneer church-planting movements among every ethnic group and to facilitate effective coordination of mission agency efforts.