Kagulu, Northern Sagara in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Kagulu only in Tanzania

Population

305,000

Christian

60.0%

Evangelical

12.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Kagulu live in a relatively small geographical area of central Tanzania, but they reside at various levels of elevation. Some live in the lowlands, others on plateaus, and still others in the cold and rainy Kaguru and Nguru Mountains. Although some Kagulu are found in urban centers, many live in villages without electricity or running water. They live in rectangular houses which are framed with branches and plastered with earth, although houses of clay bricks or cement blocks with tin roofs are becoming increasingly common.

Like many other groups in Tanzania, most Kagulu are farmers, growing crops such as sweet potatoes, beans, maize, and rice. Many Kagulu also raise animals, including chickens, ducks, sheep, and goats. They are also known for making wooden bicycles, which they sell to people from other tribes. Men often wear Western-style clothing, but women usually wear the colorfully printed cloths known as 'kanga' that are common throughout the country.

Anglican missionaries brought Christianity in the late 1800s, and now several denominations have churches throughout the Kagulu territory. The vast majority of Kagulu would call themselves Christians, but in reality this could mean anything from being a true follower of Jesus to merely a name. Traditional religion still has a strong hold on the people, and many who profess Christianity continue to struggle with the tension of trusting in God or relying on traditional attempts to appease spirits, including those of their ancestors. Christian leaders among the Kagulu are eager to disciple their own people and many receive training at Bible schools. They are also hopeful that the Kagulu translation of the Scriptures, which is currently underway, will be a great blessing to their tribe.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kagulu
People Name in Country Kagulu, Northern Sagara
Population in Tanzania 305,000
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Megi
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General Kagulu
Ethnic Code NAB57o
Country Tanzania
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Morogoro region; Dodoma region, Kilosa District
People Group Map Kagulu, Northern Sagara in Tanzania PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kagulu (305,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kagulu 305,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
60%    ( Evangelical  12% )
Ethnic Religions
20.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
20.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
40.00%
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