Kerewe in Tanzania

The Kerewe have only been reported in Tanzania
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

There are approximately 241,000 Kerewe people located in the northwest part of Tanzania, mainly on Ukerewe, the largest island in Lake Victoria and one of the most densely populated areas in Tanzania. The island is accessible by ferry, and the major town on Ukerewe is Nansio, which is located not far from the ferry dock.

Ukerewe is a rocky island about 50 km long covered in small hills, with quite a bit of variation in the terrain ranging from flat land with cassava fields and fruit plantations to rocky and sandy shores. Most of the Kerewe people are subsistence farmers or fishermen.

There are a high number of albinos on Ukerewe Island. As in the rest of Tanzania, they are in danger because people associate them with witchcraft.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In most parts of Ukerewe the dominant religion is Christianity, but in some areas traditional religions still have a strong hold on the minds and practices. Although a New Testament was published in 1946, it is not being used and in a recent survey only one copy was even located.


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People Name General Kerewe
People Name in Country Kerewe
World Population 275,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Kerebe
People ID 12637
ROP3 Code 104859
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mwanza and Mara regions; Lake Victoria area, southeast Ukerewe island and Maisome island.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mwanza and Mara regions; Lake Victoria area, southeast Ukerewe island and Maisome island..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Kerewe (275,000 speakers)
Language Code ked   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kerewe (275,000 speakers)
Language Code ked   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kerewe

Primary Language:  Kerewe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1936-1946)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 14.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
15.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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