Assa in Tanzania

The Assa have only been reported in Tanzania
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Introduction / History

The population of the Assa people seems to be lower than it once was because an eastern branch merged with the more numerous Maasai people in the Manyara Region. Their population is only 700, they are unreached, and life expectancy is 55 years.


Where Are they Located?

This people group lives only in northeastern Tanzania.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Tanzania is one of the world's poorest nations. Over one million children are orphaned because of AIDS.

Residents of the Manyara Region where Assa people live, are mostly farmers. Mining of Tanzanite gems, and tourism are also occupations in their part of Tanzania.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Assa people are 95 percent animistic, meaning that they look to the spirit world. Witchcraft is widespread among them. They have not been influenced by relative religious freedom existing in Tanzania. Bible resources, written, audio, and visual are available in their spoken language. There are no known believers in Lord Jesus Christ among them.


What Are Their Needs?

Widespread systemic poverty affects the Assa people. They need help to establish and maintain schools, medical clinics, drinking water, and sanitation to improve their lives.
Although Scripture resources are available in their language, they need someone to tell them. Someone must teach them. 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 are serious and must be addressed if people are to live long enough to experience God's truth and abundant life.
* Pray for broken intercessors who will kneel before heaven's throne for as long as it takes to see the Assa people of Tanzania reached for Christ.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asa_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Assa
People Name in Country Assa
World Population 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ndorobo
People ID 19572
ROP3 Code 115039
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Manyara region: central Maasai steppe, Landenai, Ndovu Okutu, Lolbeni villages; reportedly also in Lemelebo, Landrobo, Naitomani districts.   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 Manyara region: central Maasai steppe, Landenai, Ndovu Okutu, Lolbeni villages; reportedly also in Lemelebo, Landrobo, Naitomani districts..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Maasai
Language Code mas   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Aasax
Primary Language Maasai
Language Code mas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Aasax
People Groups Speaking Maasai

Primary Language:  Maasai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1905-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1923-1967)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1991)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maasai
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Maasai - Masai
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
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
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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