Etiquette in Mozambique

Mozambique is a nation located in southern Africa and has a population of about 25 million people.

The nation is a unitary presidential republic.

The primary language of Mozambique is Portuguese.

Christianity is the predominant religion followed in the country, with a smaller number of followers of Islam.

The currency of Mozambique is the Mozambican metical.

Greetings Etiquette

Handshakes are common in almost all situations. Men’s handshakes with one another may linger, and they may hold hands while walking as a sign of friendship. In rural areas, men and women may simply nod to one another rather than shaking hands.

Dining & Visiting Homes Etiquette

If you are invited to a person’s home, stay for tea, a snack, or other food if it’s offered. It’s rude to refuse food or leave without taking tea when invited to do so.