Ongamo, Ngasa in Tanzania

The Ongamo have only been reported in Tanzania
Population
7,900
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Their primary language of the Ngasa Ongamo people is Machame.


Where Are they Located?

The Ngasa Ongamo people only live in the East Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Residents of the East Kilimanjaro region are mostly farmers. Tanzania is one of the world's poorest nations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Ngasa Ongamo is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. The printed Bible, JESUS Film, and GRN audio resources are available in the Machame language.


What Are Their Needs?

Widespread systemic poverty affects the Ngaso Ongamo people. They require help to establish and maintain schools, medical clinics, drinking water, and sanitation facilities. Although Scripture resources are available in their language, they need someone to tell them about the savior. Will it be you, or someone you know?


Prayer Points

* The Church in Tanzania is shallow and must be discipled to reach its own people.
* Health issues must be addressed if Ngasa Ongamo people are to live long enough to experience an abundant life.
* Pray for broken intercessors who will kneel before heaven's throne for as long as it takes to see this people group embrace the savior.


References

http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=15017


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Ongamo
People Name in Country Ongamo, Ngasa
Population in Tanzania 7,900
World Population 7,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Ngasa
People ID 14162
ROP3 Code 107653
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East Mt. Kilimanjaro slopes.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East Mt. Kilimanjaro slopes..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Ngasa (7,900 speakers)
Language Code nsg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ngasa
Primary Language Ngasa (7,900 speakers)
Language Code nsg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ngasa

Primary Language:  Ngasa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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