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Isanzu in Tanzania

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
87,000 Isanzu Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 % No No   

Isanzu in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Isanzu live in a hilly area scattered with large boulders and rock formations in the north of Tanzania. They are primarily farmers of maize, millet, and sorghum. The rivers in the area are seasonal, so they have difficulty procuring enough water during the dry season.

Education is something the people strongly value, and most children go to school. The Lutheran Church is the dominant Christian presence in the area. Their missionaries first arrived in 1930. Currently the Lutheran Church in the area is run totally by local pastors. There are also small numbers of Pentecostal, Anglican, and Roman Catholic Christians. Although about half of the Isanzu claim affiliation with the church, it is estimated that at least half of them are nominal believers only. The local traditional religion still is adhered to by about half the population. A very small percentage of the Isanzu are Muslim.

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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Singida region: Iramba district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Isanzu
People Name General: Isanzu
ROP3 Code: 104077
Joshua Project People ID: 12260
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 87,000
Population all Countries: 87,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General: Isanzu
Ethnic Code: NAB57o
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Primary Language: Isanzu (87,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): isn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity45.00 %(Evangelical: 10.00 %)
Ethnic Religions50.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Isanzu in Tanzania

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    Bantu, Central-Tanzania     Africa, East and Southern    
      Isanzu Tanzania    
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            Isanzu in Tanzania          
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      Ethnic Religions     Isanzu  
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