Zaramo, Zalamo of Tanzania Zaramo marriages are usually polygamous and divorce is frequent. Family names are passed down through the mother. Their society is divided into clans which recognize a common descent. The children always belong to the clan of their mother rather than their father. A great event for the family and clan is the birth of a child, especially if this child is a girl, since this ensures the passing on of the family name. Zaramo are predominantly Muslim and observe basic Islamic practices, however, many have mixed Islamic beliefs with their traditional ethnic religion. Traditional Zaramo believe in one supreme being called Mulungu.
Ministry Obstacles Tribal hostilities may make it difficult for Christian tribes to take the good news of Christ to the Zaramo people.
Outreach Ideas There are many strongly Christian tribes in Tanzania. Pray that some of these will be given a burden to share Christ with the Zaramo people. Pray the Lord will show them how to best do that.
Pray for the followers of Christ There are a few followers of Jesus among the Zaramo, but not many. Pray these Christians will faithfully fellowship together, considering how to spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
Pray for the entire people group Pray for improved literacy levels for the Zaramo, and for strong marriages.
Scripture Focus "Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chronicles 16:28-29