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Kutu in Tanzania

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
121,000 Kutu Islam 3.00 % 2.00 %   

Kutu in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Kutu live south of Morogoro in the Mbeta River Buffer Zone on foothills of the Uluguru mountains. Rice, maize (corn) and sorghum are the main crops of this area. Coconut and banana trees are a cash crop. Cotton was a main crop until 1989. Now sesame seed has been introduced to this area.

The roads in this area are scheduled for a major upgrade and this should facilitate the flow of market goods and tourists coming to the north entrance of the Selous Game Reserve at Kisaki. Dakawa is one major Kutu community. There are a few primary schools in the area. A grammar in German is mentioned for this language as well as a German development group in this general area. Communities of the area seem to be multilingual. Some hypothesize that the availability of Scriptures in this language would help to solidify the culture.

Brad Harvey and Pioneer Bible Translators (PBT) are interested in working with this language cluster. The Village Assembly and Village Council will be two key groups to work with in an effective outreach to this group. It seems the Kutu trace their ancestry matrilineally through the sister's line. Women could play a key role in reaching this group and leading in literacy and community development projects.

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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Morogoro region: Morogoro rural and Kilosa districts; Pwani region: west of Dar es Salaam.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kutu
People Name General: Kutu
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105493
Joshua Project People ID: 12891
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 121,000
Population all Countries: 121,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, East-Coastal
People Name General: Kutu
Ethnic Code: NAB57j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kutu (121,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kdc    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam77.00 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2009-2012
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kutu
Text / Printed MatterBible: The New Testament in Kutu
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Kutu in Tanzania

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    Bantu, East-Coastal     Africa, East and Southern    
      Kutu Tanzania    
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