Burungi in Tanzania

The Burungi have only been reported in Tanzania
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Burungi in Tanzania.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Burungi
People Name in Country Burungi
Alternate Names Bulunge; Burunge
Population this Country 44,000
Population all Countries 44,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11035
ROP3 Code 101786
ROP25 Code 301509
ROP25 Name Burungi (Burunge)
Country Tanzania
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dodoma region: Kondoa district, southeast of Langi [lag] language area, Goima, Chambalo, and Mirambu villages; Manyara region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Tanzania
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dodoma region: Kondoa district, southeast of Langi [lag] language area, Goima, Chambalo, and Mirambu villages; Manyara region..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Burunge (44,000 speakers)
Language Code bds   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Burunge (44,000 speakers)
Language Code bds   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Burunge

Primary Language:  Burunge

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2008-2011)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2016)
Bible-Complete No
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Burunge Jesus Film Project
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Burunge YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Burunge YouVersion Bibles
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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