The Lenje People are also called Bene Mukuni. They are believed to be among the first people to come to Zambia from the Cameroon region. They were led by a woman whose five children and a grandchild are the current chiefs of the Lenje people, Chief Mukuni Ng'ombe, Chief Liteta, Chief Mungule, Chief Chitanda and Mukubwe. The other two, Ng'abwe and Chamuka, were given chiefdom jurisdiction as a way of appreciating their loyalty to the expanse of the Lenje chiefdom. The great woman who is believed to have led this pilgrim was buried at what is called 'Likonde Lyabankanga' in the Chibombo district.
The Lenje are found in Central Province. The seven Lenje chiefdoms, however, are spread over three provinces: Lusaka, Central and Copperbelt.
They are very proud keepers of cattle. Their main crops are millet and maize.
They were believers in ancestral powers until recently when many became Christian believers. They also believe in unity and love for mankind. They fear their ancestors' wrath if they mistreat a fellow human being.
They need more education and more of the word of God.
* Scripture Prayers for the Lenje in Zambia.
* Pray against poverty so that they may move from perpetual unimproved farms to a higher economic level.
* Pray that God will raise young men and women to get into the political front of this country.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Lenje|
|People Name in Country||Lenje|
|Population this Country||237,000|
|Population all Countries||237,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Central province: Lukanga swamp area; northern Lusaka province; small border areas in south Copperbelt province. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Lenje
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Lenje|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Lenje Bible 2003|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 17.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
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