Burunge

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bright, colorful clothing. (Tanzania)
The Burunge people are a small group of approximately 13,000 people who live in close proximity to other languages such as the Rangi, Gogo and Sandawe. The Burunge belong to a small cluster of ethnic groups in Tanzania known as the Southern Cushites. The people are proud of their language and are excited about the prospect of being able to read it and having the Scriptures. Some are already learning to read Burunge and there are already some literacy materials and Scriptures pending publication. Although the work is time-consuming and challenging, the team is thrilled about the progress they are making.

Visit the following pages for more information:

  1. About the Burunge -General information about the Burunge people.
  2. Burunge Language Project - Find out what is happening in translation.
  3. Pray - Support the Burunge people through prayer.
  4. Tanzania info - General information about Tanzania.
Mar 15, 2017

"These words in my language revealed God for me."

Written by Emmanuel Doe

image: Burunge translator reads Scripture to non-believing relative

In a Burunge village of central Tanzania, an elderly woman recalls a time when famine forced her people to leave their homeland. She follows another major world religion but, when her young relative (who works as a Burunge Bible translator) came to visit, she gladly welcomed hearing him read to her from a portion of Scripture written in their own language... Read more...
 
Sep 20, 2016

"Now we know: This really is OUR book!"

Written by Kenny G

From all around the region, fifteen artistic men came to the capital city — many for their first time. From five language communities, from 17-70+ years old, they spent two weeks together learning to illustrate books and stories being published in their languages.

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Jul 18, 2015

Heading towards Burunge Dedication

Written by Rachel M.

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An air of excitement exists in the Dodoma office as the Burunge translators begin final checks on the New Testament. All of the office workers are looking forward to celebrating with the Burunge the completion of their New Testament which has been a long time in coming.

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Apr 16, 2013

Enquiries for Mother-Tongue Education

Written by Emmanuel D.

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When we Burunge translators recently visited our community for the Luke community check,* several people asked us whether it is possible to conduct schooling through our mother tongue. When I asked why they want Burunge children to learn in mother tongue, they answered that it will be easier for them to understand what they are being taught.

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Nov 16, 2010

7 New Books of Scripture in Burunge

Written by Paul H.
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On Saturday, 6 November, we had the great pleasure of celebrating the publication of 7 new Scripture portions in the Burunge language (Acts, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, James and Revelation). A group of more than 30 people gathered at sunrise in Dodoma to travel to the village of Goima for the dedication.  Approximately 140 kilometers of dirt road and three and a half hours later, we all arrived safely. Read more...
 
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