Sandawe in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Sandawe only in Tanzania
Population
73,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sandawe are a small group living in north-central Tanzania in Kondo District, near the town of Kondoa, between the Mponde and Bubu rivers. The Sandawe are a small remaining group of a race of people that originally lived over much of Africa. The San, called Bushmen by the Dutch in South Africa, were the first people we know in the Rift Valley. The Sandawe are racially different from the surrounding tribes. They have lighter skin and are smaller, with knotty hair like that of the Bushmen, commonly referred to as peppercorn hair. They have the epicanthic fold of the eye lid (like East Asian people) common to the Bushmen.

The Sandawe language includes click sounds as consonants and is also tonal. Totally unrelated to other languages around them, it is difficult to learn. The language is related to the languages of the Bushmen (San) and the Hottentots (Khoi) of the southern Africa and is therefore classified as a Khoisan language. The Hadzapi, also in northern Tanzania, are the only other aboriginal people in Eastern Africa still speaking a Khoisan language.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sandawe
People Name in Country Sandawe
Population in Tanzania 73,000
World Population 73,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Sandwe
People ID 14720
ROP3 Code 108634
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 Dodoma region: Kondoa district, between Bubu and Mponde rivers; Singida region.   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 Dodoma region: Kondoa district, between Bubu and Mponde rivers; Singida region..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Sandawe (73,000 speakers)
Language Code sad   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sandawe
Primary Language Sandawe (73,000 speakers)
Language Code sad   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sandawe

Primary Language:  Sandawe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2006-2012)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
25.00 %
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
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source Willem Richter  
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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