Rangi

Making ChapatisChapatis are standard fare in Tanzania.
(Rangi, Tanzania)
There are four dialects of the Rangi language. Earlier this year a survey was taken in many Rangi villages to determine which dialect the translation of the Bible should be done in. The Rangi people are close neighbors with the Burunge, Sandawe, Gogo and Masai. Some villages have all five language groups in them.

Visit the following pages for more information:

  1. About the Rangi - General information about the Rangi people.
  2. Rangi Language Project - Language work is gaining ground!
  3. Pray - Support the Rangi people through prayer.
  4. History - Read where the Rangi originate from.
  5. Tanzania Info - Country information.
Sep 26, 2019

Encore workshops for youth literacy

Written by Kenny G

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Hundreds of Burunge and Rangi children, and even some of their parents, are learning to read their own language. Just months since SIL partnered with Compassion International to offer youth literacy workshops in those communities, four church-based programmes were once again filled with students eager to gain new language skills...

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"I've heard John 15:5 many times, in Swahili and English," said Paulo Kijuu, a Rangi translator. "But the expression of 'abiding in Jesus' is not clear to Rangi speakers." The team began to search for a way to make the meaning clear. "When we found it," said Kijuu, "my eyes got teary because I could picture my own relationship with Jesus. I could feel his love..."

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Paulo Kijuu, a Rangi speaker and translator, is passionate about sharing the gospel with his people. He recently rode his motorcycle to a village to show the JESUS film. With over 200 Rangi people gathered to see it, the projector’s battery died. Kijuu thought of a solution, but it meant he risked stranding himself in a remote area. He sent a text back to the team, asking, “Please pray…”

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Jan 16, 2013

Times are Changing.

Written by Paul K.

facebook-iconLast year, the Rangi translators decided to create a group on Facebook called,"We speak Rangi." Rangi people live all over Tanzania, many of them in cities like Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, and Arusha; many have access to the internet.

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May 24, 2011

Roadside Customers

Written by Margaret B.

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We travelled all the way to Haubi, a large Rangi village, and worked hard for several days.  Tasks included community checking of translated Scripture, meeting with new basic literacy workers, strengthening relationships with church and village leaders and formally speaking in a church there.

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