Tumbuka in Malawi

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Tumbuka
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People Name: Tumbuka
Country: Malawi
10/40 Window: No
Population: 2,745,000
World Population: 3,267,000
Primary Language: Tumbuka
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 97.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Bantu, Chewa-Sena
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
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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.

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