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Ndali in Tanzania

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
405,000 Ndali Christianity 55.00 % 14.00 % No   

Ndali in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Ndali people live in the southwestern mountain plateau of Tanzania near the town of Mbeya and to the south toward the border with Malawi in Mbozi and Tukuyu Districts northwest of Lake Malawi. Like other groups in this area they raise dairy cattle and are known for a special process which allows them to keep fermented milk for up to 20 days.

The Moravians first came to this area in the late 1800s. There is now a Moravian seminary in Mbeya where Ndali leaders have been trained. There is also some RC work in this area. There has been a lot of linguistic research done of this group recently. About 55% of the Ndali are listed as Christians. The concept of "angels" has been used to speak to some Ndali people about God. With a high level of education and an interest in spiritual matters what is needed now is translation of the Bible for this group in their own mother tongue.

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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Mbeya region: Ileje district, into Malawi, between Lambya and Nyakyusa.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Ndali
People Name General: Ndali
ROP3 Code: 107148
Joshua Project People ID: 13269
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 405,000
Population all Countries: 505,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General: Ndali
Ethnic Code: NAB57o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ndali (405,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ndh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity55.00 %(Evangelical: 14.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican10.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2010-2014
New Testament: None Reported
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 RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film
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Ndali in Tanzania

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