Most Tswa reside in a province in southern Mozambique called Inhambane. But in the past few decades many Tswa have been recruited to work in the mines of South Africa, and some have migrated across the border to eastern and southern Zimbabwe. There are three main Tswa groups — the Dzivi, the Hlengwe and the Mhandla — but all speak the Tswa language.
The Tswa primarily follow African traditional religion. Conversion to Christianity typically equates to cultural assimilation — people adopt the behaviors and traditions of Christianity but do not experience true heart change.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor…” (Luke 4:18 ESV)