Doma in Zimbabwe

The Doma have only been reported in Zimbabwe
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Introduction / History

The Doma people, also known as Vadoma, live in the Kanyemba region in the north of Zimbabwe. They speak Dema and Shona. They used to live in the mountains and are the only non-agricultural people in Zimbabwe. Many of them have gone to live in the lowlands.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are hunter gatherers who have little contact with other Zimbabweans. They live off the land by hunting, fishing, trapping, and by gathering honey, wild fruits, and roots. Zimbabwe’s government has made efforts to assimilate the Doma people into the rest of Zimbabwe’s society by providing health clinics and schools, but so far, the Doma have not been convinced that integration is in their best interest. A commonly used nickname for the Doma people is "two toed" or "ostrich foot." This is due to the physical condition many of them suffer from called ectrodactyly, which is where the middle three toes are absent, and the two outer toes are turned inward. This is because of a chromosome mutation, and it has affected the Doma people for many years. This is partly because of a tribal law that forbids the Doma to marry outside their group. These Doma with this condition are not looked down on and are accepted by other members of their community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They follow their ethnic religion though there are some who are Seventh Day Adventists. Ethnic religions put them at the mercy of the spirit world.


What Are Their Needs?

The Doma people need good schools and hospitals. As Muslims, they need to find grace and mercy in the loving arms of Jesus Christ, and him crucified.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Doma people. Pray that the Doma people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Doma, Vadoma in Zimbabwe.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-01-09
People Name General Doma, Vadoma
People Name in Country Doma, Vadoma
Natural Name Doma
Pronunciation DOH-mah
Population this Country 20,000
Population all Countries 20,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 20657
ROP3 Code 117074
Country Zimbabwe
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zambezi River basin, Mariga and Chiramba villages, Urungwe and Sipolio districts   Source:  Field workers
Country Zimbabwe
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zambezi River basin, Mariga and Chiramba villages, Urungwe and Sipolio districts.   Source:  Field workers
Map of Doma, Vadoma in Zimbabwe
Primary Language Shona
Language Code sna   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Kunda
Primary Language Shona
Language Code sna   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Kunda
People Groups Speaking Shona

Primary Language:  Shona

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1897-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1907)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1949-2007)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Shona Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Shona YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Shona Literacy & Evangelism International
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
0.30 %
Ethnic Religions
99.70 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source People Group location: Encyclopedia of Indigenous Peoples, Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more