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Burungi in Tanzania

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
37,000 Burunge Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % No   

Burungi in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Burunge have a language that is of Cushitic origin and has different structure than that of the majority of people in Tanzania who speak Bantu based languages. Therefore they like to keep to themselves and are extremely proud. They are mostly farmers, growing maize, millet, and sorghum during the rains. During the dry season they turn mostly to socializing from home to home around their home-brewed beer, called 'pombe'.

The Burunge have been affected by a variety of religions. Many have adopted outside religions on the surface, such as Christianity and Islam, but retain much of the traditional religious beliefs.

Some of the people feel that they have no way of knowing what the truth really is and what to really believe because the religions with which they are familiar came from outside and the sacred books are in a foreign tongue.

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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Dodoma region: Kondoa district, southeast of Langi [lag] language area, Goima, Chambalo, and Mirambu villages; Manyara region.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Burungi
People Name General: Burungi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101786
Joshua Project People ID: 11035
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 37,000
Population all Countries: 37,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Omotic
People Name General: Burungi
Ethnic Code: CMT33d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Burunge (37,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bds    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam30.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic65.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2008-2011
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Burunge
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Burungi in Tanzania

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People Cluster
    Omotic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Burungi Tanzania    
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            Burungi in Tanzania          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Burunge  
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