Gova Mbukushu in Namibia


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Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mbukushu
People Name in Country Mbukushu, Gova
Natural Name Gova Mbukushu
Population this Country 46,000
Population all Countries 113,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Gova; Kusso
People ID 13639
ROP3 Code 106490
Country Namibia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kavango East and Zambezi regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Namibia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kavango East and Zambezi regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Mbukushu (46,000 speakers)
Language Code mhw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mbukushu (46,000 speakers)
Language Code mhw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mbukushu

Primary Language:  Mbukushu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1976-1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1986-1993)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mbukushu
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
55.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source Henk Olwage 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more