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Hadzabi in Tanzania


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,300 Hadza Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.90 % No No   

Hadzabi in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Hadza are the last hunter-gatherer group in Tanzania. Their daily lives are dependent upon their search for food and water. They are hunters at heart, but today their way of life is being threatened by the decreasing wildlife and the increasing population of farmers and cattlemen. Therefore, when game is scarce they survive off wild berries and the pods of the baobab trees. They consider the food of the land as God's gift to them. They have no respect for things that belong outside 'their world ', Christianity is an outsider's religion. Yet they believe in one creator god, and know him by name. They know that this god has a son, and some have recently heard the son's name for the first time. A few individuals in the Hadza tribe are even being intentional in sharing Christ with others.

Prayer Points
* Thank the Lord for the recent (2017) openness to the Gospel message among the Hadzabi people.
* Pray the recorded scripture passages now available in their language will be utilized well.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Singida region: southeast of Lake Eyasi, south and northwest; Manyara region: Iramba and Mbulu districts; Shinyanga region: Masawa district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Hadzabi
People Name General: Hadzabi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105015
Joshua Project People ID: 12697
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,300
Population all Countries: 1,300
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Khoisan
People Name General: Hadzabi
Ethnic Code: BYG11b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hadza (1,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hts    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.90 %)
Ethnic Religions95.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Portions
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Portions
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Hadzabi in Tanzania

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Khoisan     Africa, East and Southern    
      Hadzabi Tanzania    
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            Hadzabi in Tanzania          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Hadza  
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