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Kisankasa in Tanzania

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
13,000 Kisankasa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Kisankasa in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Kisankasa are distinct from other people groups, and often called Dorobo.

The Kisankasa are an ethnic and linguistic group based in Arusha Region and Mara Region in northern Tanzania. The Mara Region is home to the Serengeti National Park, one of the world's most famous national parks. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the national park occupies a large area of grasslands and woodlands and is home to a diverse range of wildlife. It attracts close to 150,000 tourists every year.

Where are they located?
The Kisankasa are an ethnic and linguistic group based in Arusha Region and Mara Region in northern Tanzania.

What are their lives like?
Kisankasa people speak the Kisankasa language. Tanzania is one of the world's poorest nations where an agricultural subsistence economy dominates. Over one million children are orphaned because of AIDS.

What are their beliefs?
Kisankasa people have their own tribal religion. They put their faith in spiritual forces that are in opposition to the Lord Almighty. Witchcraft is widespread. They have not been influenced by relative religious freedom existing in Tanzania. No Scripture resources are available in their Kisankasa language.

What are their needs?
Widespread systemic poverty affects the Kisankasa people. They need help to establish and maintain schools, medical clinics, drinking water, and sanitation facilities.

They need someone to show them the way to Almighty God, the loving creator of all they see. Someone must teach them. Will it be you, or someone you know?

Prayer Points
* The Church in Tanzania is shallow and must be discipled to reach its own people.
* Health issues are serious and must be addressed if people are to live long enough to see, hear and understand Almighty God's truth of salvation provided for them.
* Pray for broken intercessors who will kneel before heaven's throne for as long as it takes to see the Kisankasa people embrace Christ.
* 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.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Arusha region.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kisankasa
People Name General: Kisankasa
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105045
Joshua Project People ID: 12719
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 13,000
Population all Countries: 13,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Khoisan
People Name General: Kisankasa
Ethnic Code: BYG11b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kisankasa (13,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kqh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions97.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
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]
None Reported
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Kisankasa in Tanzania

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    Khoisan     Africa, East and Southern    
      Kisankasa Tanzania    
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