Tumbuka in Zambia


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Tumbuka in Zambia.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tumbuka
People Name in Country Tumbuka
Alternate Names Mombera; Phoka
Population this Country 606,000
Population all Countries 3,691,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15634
ROP3 Code 110273
ROP25 Code 308352
ROP25 Name Tumbuka
Country Zambia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern province: northern third; Northern province: Isoka district.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Zambia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern province: northern third; Northern province: Isoka district..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Tumbuka in Zambia
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 20.00 %)
87.00 %
Ethnic Religions
13.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Tumbuka (606,000 speakers)
Language Code tum   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tumbuka (606,000 speakers)
Language Code tum   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tumbuka

Primary Language:  Tumbuka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1904-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1911-2003)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1957-2024)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tumbuka Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Tumbuka YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Tumbuka YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Tumbuka Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source Eric Gondwe 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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