Burungi in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Burungi only in Tanzania
Population
32,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Burunge have a language that is of Cushitic origin and has different structure than that of the majority of people in Tanzania who speak Bantu based languages. Therefore they like to keep to themselves and are extremely proud. They are mostly farmers, growing maize, millet, and sorghum during the rains. During the dry season they turn mostly to socializing from home to home around their home-brewed beer, called 'pombe'.

The Burunge have been affected by a variety of religions. Many have adopted outside religions on the surface, such as Christianity and Islam, but retain much of the traditional religious beliefs.

Some of the people feel that they have no way of knowing what the truth really is and what to really believe because the religions with which they are familiar came from outside and the sacred books are in a foreign tongue.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Burungi
People Name in Country Burungi
Population in Tanzania 32,000
World Population 32,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bulunge, Burunge
People ID 11035
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 Dodoma region, Kondoa District, southeast of Langi [lag], Goima, Chambalo, and Mirambu villages.   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 Dodoma region, Kondoa District, southeast of Langi [lag], Goima, Chambalo, and Mirambu villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Burunge (32,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bds   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Burunge (32,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bds   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Burunge

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2008-2011)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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