Tumbuka in Zimbabwe



Population

14,800

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 Zimbabwe 15,000
World Population 3,085,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 3.1
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
People ID 15634

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Enthologue Language Map



Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tumbuka
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
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tumbuka
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
89.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
50.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source: Eric Gondwe  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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