Rangi tribe in Dodoma
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Rangi Tribe in Dodoma
The Rangi are a Bantu ethnic group in the Dodoma Region of central Tanzania. In 1999 the Rangi population was estimated to number 350,000. The Rangi call their language Kilaangi, though it is more commonly known as Rangi or Kirangi.
Tradition says the Rangi travelled south through Ethiopia and Kenya. As water diviners, they would find a water source, dig a hole, put a gourd in it and leave. The following dry season they returned to it and if it was full of water, they would settle there. One day some young men went hunting and were left behind by the others, so they stayed there and became the related Mbugwe tribe.
Other ethnic Groups in Dodoma
The others continued south and settled as the Rangi in a place where the “water didn’t go out”, or Haubi. This is considered their place of origin. The Rangi in Kondoa converted to Islam in the early 1900s, but those in the Haubi valley resisted. In 1937 they decided to become Catholic and built a cathedral. 7% of Rangi consider themselves Catholic.
More about Dodoma City:
It is the capital of Tanzania. Dodoma has timezone UTC+03:00 (during standard time).In Dodoma there are 410.956 occupants, according to 2012 census.
Dodoma dimension is 2576 sq. km., ideal for visiting a big city, crowdy with a lot of attractions or activities to do. If you stay in this city you can find expensive hotels because of their very high hotel costs, so this is why you may find Dodoma like your base in order to getting the comfort of luxury after visiting this city.
Its altitude above mean sea level, or meters above sea level (M A.S.L.), is under 1120 mt. That’s why Dodoma is an ideal destination if you and your family love tall land to see for your next vacation or are willing to do mountain rails walking while you are on a trip away from home.