Ngoni, Magwangara in Tanzania

Population

363,000

Christian

90.0%

Evangelical

17.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Ethnic & Missiologic Research


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 363,000
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Angoni, Gomani, Magwangara, Mombera, Mpezeni, Sutu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Nguni
People Name General Ngoni
Ethnic Code NAB57i
Country Tanzania
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country South central, Ruvuma region, south of Songea
People Group Map Ngoni, Magwangara in Tanzania PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ngoni (363,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ngoni 363,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1891-2012)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
90%    ( Evangelical  17% )
Ethnic Religions
5.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
5.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
5.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
35.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
55.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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