Ngoni, Magwangara in Tanzania


Population
374,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

They don't share a common language but there is certain interaction with Swahili and Makhuwa. More than 30% of men can speak it. Portuguese can also be spoken by 30 to 40% of the male and children's population that have been in school.They have similar background, with little differences, with neighboring tribes.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their subsistence activities are agriculture, trading and fishing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all of them are Muslims. Some also practice their traditional, animistic religion. Even though they have Islam as their formal religion, in their daily lives when facing problems they go to the traditional healers or witchdoctors.


What Are Their Needs?

There is little willingness in reaching out Muslim areas and the number of missionaries is very small. It is likely that mission organizations will be more willing to reach them out than nationals at the moment.Their physical needs are in the areas of health, education/sports and social development.



Profile Source:   Ethnic & Missiologic Research  

People Name General Ngoni
People Name in Country Ngoni, Magwangara
Population in Tanzania 374,000
World Population 1,187,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Angoni, Gomani, Magwangara, Mombera, Mpezeni, Sutu
People ID 13367
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South central, Ruvuma region, south of Songea.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South central, Ruvuma region, south of Songea.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Ngoni (374,000 speakers)
Language Code: ngo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Ngoni (374,000 speakers)
Language Code: ngo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Ngoni

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1891-2012)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
5.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Ethnic & Missiologic Research  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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