• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BANTU, CENTRAL-TANZANIA

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By Brian Christopher Magill

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 53

Population: 25,168,900

Unreached people groups: 31

UPG population: 6,921,000

Unengaged UPGs: 7

UUPG population: 348,500

Number of countries: 3


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: Bantu refers to a large, complex linguistic grouping of peoples in Africa. The Central-Tanzania Bantu people cluster encompasses more than fifty ethnic groups which, as the cluster name suggests, are predominantly found within Tanzania. Among these groups the largest ethnic peoples are Sukuma, Gogo, Nyamwezi and Nyakyusa-Ngonde.

Peoples within this cluster: Bena; Bende; Fipa; Gogo; Hehe; Iramba; Isanzu; Iwa; Kaguru; Kimbu; Kinga; Kisi; Konongo; Lambya; Malila; Manda, Nyasa; Matumbi; Mbugwe; Mbunga; Mpoto; Mwanga; Ndali; Ndamba; Ndendeule; Nyakyusa; Nyakyusa, Ngonde; Nyamwezi; Nyiha; Nyiha, Malawi; Pangwa; Pimbwe; Pogoro; Rangi; Rungwa; Safwa; Sagara; Sangu, Sango; Sukuma; Sumbwa; Tambo; Tongwe; Turu; Vidunda; Wanda; Wandya; Wanji; Wungu

Countries where they are found: Malawi; Tanzania; Zambia


People groups: 53

Population: 25,168,900

Unreached people groups: 31

UPG population: 6,921,000

Unengaged UPGs: 7

UUPG population: 348,500

Number of countries: 3