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.
* Scripture Prayers for the Mbukushu, Kusso in Angola.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Mbukushu|
|People Name in Country||Mbukushu, Kusso|
|Natural Name||Kusso Mbukushu|
|Population this Country||15,000|
|Population all Countries||110,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Gova; Kusso|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Southeast corner: Okavango river, north bank, Cuando Cubango province. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Mbukushu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1986-1993)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Mbukushu|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Religion Subdivision:||Ancestor Worship|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 17.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|