Hadza in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Hadza only in Tanzania





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Numbering only around 1,000 people, the Hadza are the last hunter-gatherer group in Tanzania. Their daily lives are dependent upon their search for food and water. They are hunters at heart, but today their way of life is being threatened by the decreasing wildlife and the increasing population of farmers and cattlemen. Therefore, when game is scarce they survive off wild berries and the pods of the baobab trees. They consider the food of the land as God's gift to them. They have no respect for things that belong outside 'their world', Christianity is an outsider's religion. Yet they believe in one creator god, and know him by name. They know that this god has a son, but they have not yet heard the son's name.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Hadza
People Name in Country Hadza
Population in Tanzania 800
World Population 800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tindiga
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Khoisan
People Name General Hadza
Ethnic Code BYG11b
People ID 12697
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 Singida region, southeast of Lake Eyasi, camps south and northwest; Manyara region, Iramba and Mbulu districts; Shinyanga region, Masawa District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hadza (800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hadza 800
For Primary Language: Hadza

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Portions Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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