Tumbuka, Phoka in Malawi


Population
2,568,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tumbuka
People Name in Country Tumbuka, Phoka
Population in Malawi 2,568,000
World Population 3,288,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mombera, Phoka
People ID 15634
Country Malawi
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern Province, west shore of Lake Malawi, south of the Ngonde, north of the Tonga and Ngoni.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Malawi
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern Province, west shore of Lake Malawi, south of the Ngonde, north of the Tonga and Ngoni.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Tumbuka (2,568,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tum   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Phoka
Dialect Code: 1160   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tumbuka (2,568,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tum   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Phoka
Dialect Code: 1160   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tumbuka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1904-1994)
New Testament Yes   (1911-2003)
Complete Bible Yes   (1957-1980)
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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 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  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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