Unreached People: Mwani
The Mwani live along the coast of northern Mozambique. Influenced by sea-faring Arab merchants centuries ago, their culture is defined through fishing and folk Islam. ‘Mwani’ literally means ‘beach’ and life is tied to the ocean. Most Mwani are very poor. Those who don’t make their living through fishing do it by transporting people by sea as well as through trading, baking, and some farming. They value peace, harmony, relationships and family bonds, and they respect the elderly. However, divorce and polygamy is common and many women have been married several times, so family units are difficult to discern.
These powerpoint slides go with with the service outline for The Mind of Christ.