Ndengereko in Tanzania

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Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Ndengereko
Country: Tanzania
10/40 Window: No
Population: 93,000
World Population: 93,000
Primary Language: Ndengereko
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 2.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.70 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Bantu, Makua-Yao
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Some research indicates that a large people group migrated to Tanzania from West Africa. The Rufiji settled along the river and took that river's name. The Matumbi moved farther south and occupied a series of small hills—(Matumbi means "mountain" in their language). The Ndengereko stayed north of the Rufiji River and lived only along the coastal plain area. The Ndengereko are the first major coastal group below Dar es Salaam.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Hard workers, they maintain their living through farming, small businesses, and serving as guides in some of Tanzania's spectacular national reserves.

What Are Their Beliefs?

For some, their Islamic beliefs are intertwined with folk religion. Unfortunately, Ndengerekos who decide to follow Christ usually face persecution, and most have to flee from their people. This makes it very hard to give them a chance to respond to God's offer of salvation in Christ.

What Are Their Needs?

The Ndengereko people need to see God's power and love in practical ways.

Prayer Points

Pray for an abundant harvest for the Ndengereko people this year as a testimony of his goodness. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Ndengereko people. Pray that the Ndengereko 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.

Text Source:   Joshua Project