Tumbuka in Zambia

Population

630,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Tumbuka or Phoka is a small group of people originally from around the Nyika Plateau of the northern Malawi.


Where are they Located?

Currently, they have spread to Zambia, but they are mostly found between the Nkhamanga Kingdom of Rumphi on the south, Tonga on the east and Ngonde on the North.


What are Their Lives Like?

Basically they are a quiet people who depend on subsistence farming and hunting.


What are Their Beliefs?

Originally they believed mostly in magic and witchcraft, but with the coming of civilization that has changed. Today many are Christians.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tumbuka
People Name in Country Tumbuka
Population in Zambia 630,000
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mombera, Phoka
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Chewa-Sena
People Name General Tumbuka
Ethnic Code NAB57b
Country Zambia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast Eastern Province

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tumbuka (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tumbuka
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1904-1994)
New Testament Yes   (1911-2003)
Complete Bible Yes   (1957-1980)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tumbuka
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 20.00 %)
87.00 %
Ethnic Religions
13.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Photo Source: Eric Gondwe  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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