Photo of woman in black hijab by Luciano Rizzello on Unsplash

Population: 14,000

Language: Swahili

Religious Background: Islam

0.00% Followers of Jesus

The word “Swahili” came from the Arabic word for coast, and the language is spoken through much of East Africa. The Swahili Muslims of Burundi are economically well off by African standards. Although being Muslim is engrained into their identity, the Swahili Muslims of Burundi hold to some of their pre-Islamic animistic beliefs.

Prayer Request:

Pray that their hearts would be open to hearing about Jesus.

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For more information, click on the Joshua Project profile of Swahili Muslims