• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BANTU, CENTRAL-EAST

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 9

Population: 3,188,500

Unreached people groups: 6

UPG population: 1,186,500

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: Bantu refers to a large, complex linguistic grouping of peoples in Africa. The Central-East Bantu people cluster encompasses a handful of Bantu ethnic groups primarily found in Tanzania. The largest groups are the Chagga, living on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in northeastern Tanzania, the Shambala, inhabiting the coastal lowlands of Tanzania, and the Pare, who live in the highlands and mountains of Tanzania.

  -- James Olson, The Peoples of Africa: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press (1996). Pp. 124, 480, 518.

Peoples within this cluster: Chagga, Mochi; Gweno; Kahe; Pare; Shambala; Taveta

Countries where they are found: Kenya; Tanzania


People groups: 9

Population: 3,188,500

Unreached people groups: 6

UPG population: 1,186,500

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 2