Yao people (East Africa)

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The Yao people, waYao, are a major Bantu ethnic and linguistic group based at the southern end of Lake Malawi, who played an important part in the history of Southeast Africa during the 19th century.wikipedia
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Niassa Province

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Large Yao kingdoms came into being as Yao chiefs took control of the Niassa province of Mozambique in the 19th century. They faced social and political decline with the arrival in today's Niassa Province of the Portuguese, who established the Niassa Company, and settled in the region founding cities and towns, destroying the indigenous independent farm and trade economy and changing it to a plantation economy controlled by themselves. They largely occupy the eastern and northern part of Niassa province and form about 40% of the population of Lichinga, the capital of this province.
There are a minimum estimated 450,000 Yao people living in Mozambique.

Bantu peoples

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The Yao people, waYao, are a major Bantu ethnic and linguistic group based at the southern end of Lake Malawi, who played an important part in the history of Southeast Africa during the 19th century.

Malawi

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The Yao are a predominantly Muslim people of about 2 million spread over three countries, Malawi, northern Mozambique, and in Ruvuma Region and Mtwara Region of Tanzania. The Yao speak a Bantu language known as Chiyao (chi- being the class prefix for "language"), with an estimated 1,000,000 speakers in Malawi, 495,000 in Mozambique, and 492,000 in Tanzania.
Malawi's population is made up of the Chewa, Tumbuka, Yao, Lomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, and Ngonde native ethnic groups, as well as populations of Asians and Europeans.

Mozambique

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Large Yao kingdoms came into being as Yao chiefs took control of the Niassa province of Mozambique in the 19th century. The Yao are a predominantly Muslim people of about 2 million spread over three countries, Malawi, northern Mozambique, and in Ruvuma Region and Mtwara Region of Tanzania. The Yao speak a Bantu language known as Chiyao (chi- being the class prefix for "language"), with an estimated 1,000,000 speakers in Malawi, 495,000 in Mozambique, and 492,000 in Tanzania.
Other groups include Makonde, Yao, Swahili, Tonga, Chopi, and Nguni (including Zulu).

Niassa Company

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They faced social and political decline with the arrival in today's Niassa Province of the Portuguese, who established the Niassa Company, and settled in the region founding cities and towns, destroying the indigenous independent farm and trade economy and changing it to a plantation economy controlled by themselves.
By recruiting for the South African mines, the Niassa Company came into direct competition against the Moslem tribal chiefs, notably the Yao, who still exported slaves to Arabia.

Lugenda River

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The nationality's traditional homeland is located between the Rovuma and the Lugenda Rivers in northern Mozambique.
The tribal people, inhabiting the river valley for several thousand years, are mainly the Yao and Makua tribals.

Jacob Wainwright

He was born into the Yao people, who lived in East Africa, on the south of Lake Malawi, and given the name Yamuza.

Lichinga

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They largely occupy the eastern and northern part of Niassa province and form about 40% of the population of Lichinga, the capital of this province.
There are a minimum estimated 450,000 Yao people living in Mozambique.

Yohanna Barnaba Abdallah

Yohanna Barnaba Abdallah (died 1924) was a clergyman and historian of the Yao people of central Africa.

Dances of the Yao

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The Yao are a predominantly Muslim people group of about 2 million spread over three countries, Malawi, northern Mozambique, and in Ruvuma Region and Mtwara Region of Tanzania people, have numerous dances to enhance celebrations throughout the calendar year.

Yao language

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The Yao speak a Bantu language known as Chiyao (chi- being the class prefix for "language"), with an estimated 1,000,000 speakers in Malawi, 495,000 in Mozambique, and 492,000 in Tanzania.

J. Clyde Mitchell

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*J. Clyde Mitchell, The Yao Village: A Study in the Social Structure of a Malawian Tribe Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1956, 1966, 1971

Lake Malawi

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The Yao people, waYao, are a major Bantu ethnic and linguistic group based at the southern end of Lake Malawi, who played an important part in the history of Southeast Africa during the 19th century.

Southeast Africa

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The Yao people, waYao, are a major Bantu ethnic and linguistic group based at the southern end of Lake Malawi, who played an important part in the history of Southeast Africa during the 19th century. When Arabs arrived on the southeastern coast of Africa they began trading with the Yao people, mainly ivory, grains, and people who were forced to be slaves in exchange for clothes and guns.

Muslims

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The Yao are a predominantly Muslim people of about 2 million spread over three countries, Malawi, northern Mozambique, and in Ruvuma Region and Mtwara Region of Tanzania.

Ruvuma Region

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The Yao are a predominantly Muslim people of about 2 million spread over three countries, Malawi, northern Mozambique, and in Ruvuma Region and Mtwara Region of Tanzania.

Mtwara Region

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The Yao are a predominantly Muslim people of about 2 million spread over three countries, Malawi, northern Mozambique, and in Ruvuma Region and Mtwara Region of Tanzania.

Tanzania

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The Yao are a predominantly Muslim people of about 2 million spread over three countries, Malawi, northern Mozambique, and in Ruvuma Region and Mtwara Region of Tanzania. The Yao speak a Bantu language known as Chiyao (chi- being the class prefix for "language"), with an estimated 1,000,000 speakers in Malawi, 495,000 in Mozambique, and 492,000 in Tanzania.

Arabs

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When Arabs arrived on the southeastern coast of Africa they began trading with the Yao people, mainly ivory, grains, and people who were forced to be slaves in exchange for clothes and guns.

Folk religion

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The Folk Islam which the Yao people have embraced is syncretized with their traditional animistic belief system.

Animism

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The Folk Islam which the Yao people have embraced is syncretized with their traditional animistic belief system.

Portuguese Mozambique

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The Yao originally lived in northern Mozambique (formerly Portuguese East Africa).

Portuguese Empire

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The expanding Portuguese Empire had established trading posts, forts and ports in East Africa since the 15th century, in direct competition with the diverse influential Muslim political forces: Somali, Swahili, Ottomans, Mughals and Yemeni Sufi orders to a limited extent, and increasingly Ibadi influences from independent Southeastern Arabia.

East Africa

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The expanding Portuguese Empire had established trading posts, forts and ports in East Africa since the 15th century, in direct competition with the diverse influential Muslim political forces: Somali, Swahili, Ottomans, Mughals and Yemeni Sufi orders to a limited extent, and increasingly Ibadi influences from independent Southeastern Arabia.

Spice trade

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The spice route and Christian evangelization were the main driving forces behind Portuguese expansion in the region.