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Vidunda in Tanzania


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Vidunda Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %   

Vidunda in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Vidunda live in a part of Tanzania where mountains reach over 5,000 feet. There is only one road into their area that requires a good 4-wheel drive vehicle assuming the road isn't too wet or washed out. This road goes to Vidunda village from Kidoti and the other villages don't have any road at all.

Still there are many contacts with people from the valley. The Vidunda grow corn, beans, bananas, vegetables, etc. that they take for sale or ship to major cities. Health workers at the Roman Catholic hospital, government officials, men from a sugar estate and others come up the mountains.

Almost none of the households have electricity of any kind, They use kerosene lamps to light their homes after dark. Power lines have not been erected in the mountains.

What are their beliefs?
About 90 percent of the Vidunda people practice a nominal form of Christianity. Many still follow traditional beliefs. They make sacrifices to spirits and ancestors, believing this will remove a problem or protect a person.

These traditions have a negative effect on the people. When they're sick, they rely on the spirits instead of going to the hospital. Many die because they don't get proper treatment.

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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Morogoro region: east of Hehe [heh] language area; south of Mikumi town, Kidodi mountains west, west of Kutu.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Vidunda
People Name General: Vidunda
ROP3 Code: 110560
Joshua Project People ID: 15789
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 12,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General: Vidunda
Ethnic Code: NAB57o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Vidunda (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): vid    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
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]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
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: 2009-2012
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Vidunda
Mobile AppAudio NT app
Text / Printed MatterBible: The New Testament in Vidunda
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Vidunda in Tanzania

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