Tumbuka in Malawi


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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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tumbuka in Malawi.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tumbuka
People Name in Country Tumbuka
World Population 3,267,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Mombera, Phoka
People ID 15634
ROP3 Code 110273
Country Malawi
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Karonga and Chitipa districts: west shore of Lake Malawi; Rumphi and Mzimba districts; Nkhata Bay and Nkhotakota districts.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Malawi
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Karonga and Chitipa districts: west shore of Lake Malawi; Rumphi and Mzimba districts; Nkhata Bay and Nkhotakota districts..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Tumbuka (2,745,000 speakers)
Language Code tum   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tumbuka (2,745,000 speakers)
Language Code tum   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tumbuka

Primary Language:  Tumbuka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1904-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1911-2003)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1957-1980)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tumbuka
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tumbuka
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source Eric Gondwe 
Profile Source Anonymous  
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