Datooga people

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The Datooga, known as the Mang'ati in Swahili, are a pastoralist Nilotic people of Manyara Region, Tanzania. In 2000 the Datoga population was estimated to number 87,978.[1] They are the fastest-growing group in Tanzania.[citation needed] There are seven Datooga tribes:

  • Bajuta
  • Gisamjanga (Kisamajeng, Gisamjang)
  • Barabayiiga (Barabaig, Barabayga, Barabaik, Barbaig)
  • Tsimajeega (Isimijeega)
  • Rootigaanga (Rotigenga, Rotigeenga)
  • Buraadiiga (Buradiga, Bureadiga)
  • Bianjiida (Biyanjiida, Utatu)

The dialects of the Datooga language are often divergent enough to make comprehension difficult, though Barabayiiga and Gisamjanga are very close.

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