Chingoni in Tanzania

The Chingoni have only been reported in Tanzania
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Chingoni in Tanzania.


Profile Source:   Ethnic & Missiologic Research  

People Name General Chingoni
People Name in Country Chingoni
Population this Country 258,000
Population all Countries 258,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Angoni; Gomani; Magwangara; Mombera; Mpezeni; Sutu
People ID 13367
ROP3 Code 107282
Country Tanzania
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ruvuma region: Songea area; Morogoro and Iringa regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Tanzania
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ruvuma region: Songea area; Morogoro and Iringa regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Chingoni (258,000 speakers)
Language Code xnj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chingoni (258,000 speakers)
Language Code xnj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chingoni

Primary Language:  Chingoni

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
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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