Digo of Tanzania and Kenya
Location: SE Kenya and NE Tanzania
History: The Digo moved to their current location 1000 years ago. Historians disagree as to whether they migrated from Somalia or from Southern Africa. Originally they settled deep within sacred forests in order to worship ancestral spirits and to be safe from warring tribes. Islamic traders visited the coast of Africa as early as the 10th century and had contact with the Digo. The Portuguese explorers came in the 16th century. Many Digo converted to Islam in the 1920s.
Culture: The Digo are Bantu people. They are fishermen, farmers, basket weavers and potters.
Religion: Folk Islam and animism
Latest Prayer Updates:
There is going to be a Digo believers’ fellowship starting on Friday and going through Saturday. There are unbelievers who are interested in following Jesus that have committed to attending. Please pray that the Digo believers will see that they are many, and that they can support each other through tough times. Pray also that the people who want to know more about being followers of Jesus will commit their lives to Him.
Pray for the new Digo fellowship group that we are meeting with on Saturday. Pray that they continue to grow and that this will develop into a church gathering. Praise God for this group of people who are studying God’s Word together.