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Doma, Vadoma in Zimbabwe

Doma, Vadoma

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
18,000 Shona Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.30 %   

Doma, Vadoma in Zimbabwe

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Introduction / History
The Doma, Vadoma live in the Kanyemba region in the north of Zimbabwe. They are hunter gatherers. Dema and Shona is spoken by them. They used to live in the mountains and are the only non-agricultural people in Zimbabwe. Many of them have gone to live in the lowlands.

The Vadoma have little contact with Zimbabweans who are not of their people. They follow their ethnic religion though there are some who are Seventh Day Adventists.

A large minority of the Vadoma have a condition called ectrodactyly where three middle toes are missing and the other two toes go inwards. It is genetic. Their isolation is said to have caused this problem. These Vadoma with this condition are not looked down on and are accepted by other members of their community.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Zimbabwe Christians will take the gospel message to the Vadoma, help them generally and lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that help will be given to those of the Vadoma with the toe handicap too.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-01-09
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Country: Zimbabwe
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Zambezi River basin, Mariga and Chiramba villages, Urungwe and Sipolio districts
(Source: Field workers)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Doma, Vadoma
People Name General: Doma, Vadoma
ROP3 Code: 117074
Joshua Project People ID: 20657
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 18,000
Population all Countries: 18,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Shona
People Name General: Doma, Vadoma
Ethnic Code: NAB57
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Shona
Language Code (ISO): sna    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kunda (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions99.70 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1897-1994
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1949-2007
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Union Shona(FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Zimbabwe Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsStoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Shona
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica Shona
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible Text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Doma, Vadoma in Zimbabwe

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      Doma, Vadoma Zimbabwe    
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