Lenje in Zambia

Joshua Project has identified the Lenje only in Zambia
Population
215,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lenje
People Name in Country Lenje
Population in Zambia 215,000
World Population 215,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mukuni
People ID 13039
ROP3 Code 105721
Country Zambia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
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 East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
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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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Lenje   People group listing
Language Code: leh   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lenje   People group listing
Language Code: leh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lenje

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1927-1994)
New Testament Yes
Complete Bible Yes   (2004)
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lenje
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Lenje Bible 2003
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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