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Training Bible School - Barabaig tribe
ATBS -Tanzania Apostle David is training the untrained
pastors from the Barabaig tribe. The Barabaig are a nomadic
tribe of the Datooga people
This tribe is an un reached
tribes according to Joshua projects and the ATBS Tukuya Center
is very vital in the area.
Photograph compliments of wikipedia.org
The Barabaig live by hunting,
farming, and animal husbandry. There is a custom in which
they hunt their halots (or enemies) only with spears, which
are: elephants, lions, and other animals.
Photograph compliments of Intercontinental
Anyone who does so will be considered as a "ghadyirochand",
or a hero, and is rewarded with gifts of cattle, women, and prestige
in his tribe.
The Barabaig are a proud people, with a reputation
as fierce warriors. Traditionally, young men had to prove themselves
by killing an "enemy of the people", defined as any human being
not a Datooga, or one of the dangerous wild animals, such as elephant,
lion or buffalo.
They are resistant to cultural change, including
belief in Christianity, maintaining a strong adherence to traditional
animist beliefs and practices. Since most Barabaig do not speak
Swahili, the national language of Tanzania, and very few are literate,
communication of the gospel must be in their own language, using
the traditional media of story-telling and songs.
Like animists the world over, the good news of Jesus
Christ is very relevant to their needs, once communication can be
Information sourced from joshuaproject.net