Tumbuka in Zambia

Population

599,000

Christian

87%

Evangelical

20%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.




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Country Zambia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Northeast Eastern Province

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People Name General Tumbuka
People Name in Country Tumbuka
ROP3 Code 110273
Joshua Project People ID 15634
Indigenous Yes
Population in Zambia 599,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Mombera, Phoka,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tumbuka
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Chewa-Sena
People Name General Tumbuka
Ethnic Code NAB57b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
87%    ( Evangelical  20% )
Ethnic Religions
13.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
15.00%
Protestant
70.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
15.00%
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