Ngoni in Tanzania


Population
455,000
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.


Profile Source:   Ethnic & Missiologic Research  

People Name General Ngoni
People Name in Country Ngoni
Population in Tanzania 455,000
World Population 563,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Angoni, Gomani, Magwangara, Mombera, Mpezeni, Sutu
People ID 13367
ROP3 Code 107282
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 Ruvuma region: Songea area; Morogoro and Iringa regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 Ruvuma region: Songea area; Morogoro and Iringa regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Ngoni (455,000 speakers)
Language Code ngo   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ngoni
Primary Language Ngoni (455,000 speakers)
Language Code ngo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ngoni

Primary Language:  Ngoni

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1891-2012)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
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 17.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
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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