Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South

Language: Tumbuka - (tum)

Alternate Name(s): Thumbuka

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Malawi

Also found in: Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Population: 1,565,000

Global Population: 3,528,500

PEID: 15342

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 Malawi, numbering 1,565,000, 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 3,528,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Tumbuka. The primary religion practiced by the Tumbuka is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Available