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Rangi in Tanzania


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
660,000 Langi Islam 20.00 % 7.00 % No   

Rangi in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Rangi are farmers, their principal crops being maize and millet. They live in the hilly region of north central Tanzania, surrounded by scrub forest. Despite the wild vegetation their land has suffered from massive erosion. The terrain surrounding the villages in the area is rugged and hilly with small rivers that render many of the roads impassable during the rainy season. During the dry season the rivers stop flowing and the people must dig for their water.

The Rangi believe that their ancestors traveled southward through the Rift Valley passing through Ethiopia and Kenya. The Rangi were water diviners, and as they traveled they were continually searching for permanent water sources. Tradition says that after moving to Tanzania they continued south until they came to the place called Haubi. This was a place where the "water did not go out." This became the new land of the Rangi, and Haubi is well known today as the place where the Rangi people have originated. It is situated near a recently dried-up lake, yet still supplies much of the fruit for the region.

The Rangi are predominantly Muslim. Only a small percentage has been affected by Christian influence as represented by the Roman Catholic church. Protestant churches have had very little impact among the Rangi despite a large number of outside (i.e., non-Rangi) pastors and evangelists. Many of the traditional religious beliefs of the Rangi have been incorporated into their present day religion. Reports of witchcraft among these people are common and sometimes people from other parts of the country fear to move into the area for this reason.

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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Dodoma region: Kondoa district; urban groups in Dodoma, Mwanza, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Tanga, Morogoro, Babati, and Singida; west of Maasai [mas], northeast of Sandawe [sad] language areas; some in south Manyara region.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Rangi
People Name General: Rangi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 108299
Joshua Project People ID: 14519
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 660,000
Population all Countries: 660,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General: Rangi
Ethnic Code: NAB57o
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Langi (660,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lag    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 7.00 %)
Ethnic Religions7.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam73.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican10.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
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: 2007-2012
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Langi
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Rangi in Tanzania

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    Bantu, Central-Tanzania     Africa, East and Southern    
      Rangi Tanzania    
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