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Ongamo, Ngasa in Tanzania

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,900 Ngasa Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.50 % No No   

Ongamo, Ngasa in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
Their primary language of the Ngasa Ongamo people is Machame.

Where are they located?
The Ngasa Ongamo people only live in the East Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.

What are their lives like?
Residents of the East Kilimanjaro region are mostly farmers. Tanzania is one of the world's poorest nations.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Ngasa Ongamo is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. The printed Bible, JESUS Film, and GRN audio resources are available in the Machame language.

What are their needs?
Widespread systemic poverty affects the Ngaso Ongamo people. They require help to establish and maintain schools, medical clinics, drinking water, and sanitation facilities. Although Scripture resources are available in their language, they need someone to tell them about the savior. 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 must be addressed if Ngasa Ongamo people are to live long enough to experience an abundant life.
* Pray for broken intercessors who will kneel before heaven's throne for as long as it takes to see this people group embrace the savior.
* 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:East Mt. Kilimanjaro slopes.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Ongamo, Ngasa
People Name General: Ongamo
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107653
Joshua Project People ID: 14162
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,900
Population all Countries: 7,900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nilotic
People Name General: Ongamo
Ethnic Code: NAB62y
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ngasa (7,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nsg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions95.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant90.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Ongamo, Ngasa in Tanzania

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Nilotic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Ongamo Tanzania    
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            Ongamo, Ngasa in Tanzania          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Ngasa  
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