Lenje in Zambia

The Lenje have only been reported in Zambia
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Introduction / History

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.


Where Are they Located?

The Lenje are found in Central Province. The seven Lenje chiefdoms, however, are spread over three provinces: Lusaka, Central and Copperbelt.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are very proud keepers of cattle. Their main crops are millet and maize.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

They need more education and more of the word of God.


Prayer Points

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Lenje in Zambia.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lenje
People Name in Country Lenje
Alternate Names Mukuni
Population this Country 272,000
Population all Countries 272,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13039
ROP3 Code 105721
ROP25 Code 304670
ROP25 Name Lenje
Country Zambia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
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
Country Zambia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
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

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
29.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lenje
Language Code leh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lenje
Language Code leh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lenje

Primary Language:  Lenje

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1927-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (2003-2004)
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lenje Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Lenje YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Lenje YouVersion Bibles
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