Burungi in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Burungi only in Tanzania





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Burunge have a language that is of Cushitic origin and has different structure than that of the majority of people in Tanzania who speak Bantu based languages. Therefore they like to keep to themselves and are extremely proud. They are mostly farmers, growing maize, millet, and sorghum during the rains. During the dry season they turn mostly to socializing from home to home around their home-brewed beer, called 'pombe'.

The Burunge have been affected by a variety of religions. Many have adopted outside religions on the surface, such as Christianity and Islam, but retain much of the traditional religious beliefs.

Some of the people feel that they have no way of knowing what the truth really is and what to really believe because the religions with which they are familiar came from outside and the sacred books are in a foreign tongue.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Burungi
People Name in Country Burungi
Population in Tanzania 19,000
World Population 19,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bulunge, Burunge
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Omotic
People Name General Burungi
Ethnic Code CMT33d
People ID 11035
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Dodoma region, Kondoa District, southeast of Langi [lag], Goima, Chambalo, and Mirambu villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Burunge (19,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Burunge 19,000
For Primary Language: Burunge

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2008-2011)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
0.00 %
30.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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