Mbukushu, Gova in Namibia


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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Mbukushu territory straddles 3 countries, namely Angola, Namibia and Botswana. Their language is called Thimbukushu.

They do agriculture and some cattle husbandry, but their interest is more with agriculture. As many of them live along the Kavango river, they also do fishing. In Namibia, the Mbukushu territory is part of the Kavango Region. Most Mbukushu people live traditional rural African lives, in huts built from mud/dung and thatched roofs.

The population is young, with many children. They have a tribal leadership consisting of a king, chiefs and councilors.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are many Christians, though many Mbukushu are also practicing beliefs in witchcraft. This means that bad fortune is seen as a curse exercised by an enemy, such as a jealous family member. Witchdoctors are then consulted to help. The challenge of the church is to be disciples of Jesus Christ who can help people get free and discover Christian fellowship.


What Are Their Needs?

Many Mbukushu are quite poor, living off the land by means of subsistence farming. Therefore the church also struggles with funds for leadership/ministerial training and putting up infrastructure.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mbukushu, Gova in Namibia.


Profile Source:   Henk Olwage  

People Name General Mbukushu
People Name in Country Mbukushu, Gova
World Population 70,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Gova; Kusso
People ID 13639
ROP3 Code 106490
Country Namibia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kavango East and Zambezi regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Namibia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kavango East and Zambezi regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Mbukushu (8,200 speakers)
Language Code mhw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mbukushu (8,200 speakers)
Language Code mhw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mbukushu

Primary Language:  Mbukushu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1976-1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1986)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mbukushu
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
55.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source Henk Olwage 
Profile Source Henk Olwage  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more