Sukuma in Tanzania

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People Name General Sukuma
People Name in Country Sukuma
Population in Tanzania 7,065,000
World Population 7,065,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Sakuma
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General Sukuma
Ethnic Code NAB57o
People ID 15112
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 Northwest, between Lake Victoria and Lake Rukwa, Shinyanga to Serengeti Plain (Kiya); also Mwanza (Gwe). Few in cities; 88% in the traditional area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sukuma (7,065,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sukuma 7,065,000

For Main Lanugage: Sukuma

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1895-1995)
New Testament Yes   (1925-2005)
Complete Bible Yes   (1960)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sukuma
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
42.00 %
Ethnic Religions
43.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
10.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source: Brian Christopher Magill  
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