People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Malawian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,350

ROP3 Code: 116229
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Sub-Saharan African - Generic
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: Malawi

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Majority Located Where

  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA - 350

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA - 250

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Brief Profile

Malawian people migrated to North America from Malawai, officially the Republic of Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa formerly known as Nyasaland bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west.

Malawi's official language is English. Other languages spoken in Malawi include Chichewa, a language spoken by over 57% of the population, Chinyanja (12.8%), Chiyao (10.1%), and Chitumbuka (9.5%).

Malawian people mainly are in academics, small business owners, medical professionals, and laborers. They are educated having at least a high school diploma or above.

They reside in larger metro areas such as Washington, D. C. which is home to the Malawi Washington Association, and Seattle, Washington.

The majority of Malawaian people belong to the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Malawian Christians will obey the Great Commission and take the Gospel to unreached African people groups and beyond.
  • Pray Malawian Christians will grow strong in the faith and knowledge of the Bible.
  • Pray God will provide Christians trainers for Malawian Christians to understand how make disciples who in turn make disciples of Christ.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - English
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesIssaquahSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA350
United StatesAlexandriaWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA250