Photo Source: Henk Olwage
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|People Name:||Mbukushu, Gova|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Christian Adherents:||40.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||Bantu, Central-South|
|Affinity Bloc:||Sub-Saharan Peoples|
The Hambukushu are located along the Okavango Delta panhandle in Botswana. The largest villages on the western panhandle are Etsha 6 and Shakawe. Seronga is the largest village on eastern side.
The people live predominantly in mud and thatched huts. Fishing and farming are the primary methods of sustenance. The Hambukushu are very well known for their baskets and in larger cities are sold for large amounts of money.
The people hold to a variety of beliefs. Traditional doctors (medicine doctors) and animism faith systems are common as well as syncretistic belief systems incorporated into "churches" that do not know or communicate the gospel.
It is a difficult place to live. It is on the edge of the Kalahari. Rain and the annual delta floods are important for food and grasses/reeds used to build with. Elephants often destroy crops. Health clinics and schools are common among most villages as Botswana’s infrastructure is strong.