• PEOPLE NAME: TUMBUKA OF TANZANIA

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South

Language: Tumbuka - (tum)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Neo-Pentecostalism

Country: Tanzania

Also found in: Malawi; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Population: 267,000

Global Population: 3,522,500


PEID: 15053

ROP: 110273

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Tumbuka of Tanzania, numbering 267,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-South people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,522,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Tumbuka. The primary religion practiced by the Tumbuka is Neo-Pentecostalism, a movement characterized by manifestations in non-Pentecostal churches of what have been traditionally categorized as Pentecostal experiences, frequently combined with prosperity gospel theology.


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