Sukuma people

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Bantu peoples

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The Sukuma are a Bantu ethnic group inhabiting the southeastern African Great Lakes region.
the Zulu of South Africa (12 million ) the Luba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (7 million ), the Sukuma of Tanzania (9 million ), or the Kikuyu of Kenya (7 million ).

Tanzania

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They are the largest ethnic group in Tanzania, with an estimated 8.9 million members or 16 percent of the country's total population.
The Sukuma, Nyamwezi, Chagga, and Haya peoples each have a population exceeding 1 million.

Mara Region

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The Sukuma live in northwestern Tanzania on or near the southern shores of Lake Victoria, and various areas of the administrative districts of the Mwanza, southwestern tip of Mara Region, Simiyu Region and Shinyanga Region.

Mwanza Region

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The Sukuma live in northwestern Tanzania on or near the southern shores of Lake Victoria, and various areas of the administrative districts of the Mwanza, southwestern tip of Mara Region, Simiyu Region and Shinyanga Region.
The Mwanza Region is occupied by Four tribes include the Wasukuma, the Wakerewe, Wakara and Wazinza.

Sukuma language

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They speak Sukuma, which belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo family.

Spirit possession

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The Sukuma believe in spirit possession and have a holistic lens of viewing the world as interconnected with all living things, natural and supernatural.
The Sukuma people of Tanzania believe in spirit possession.

Shinyanga Region

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The Sukuma live in northwestern Tanzania on or near the southern shores of Lake Victoria, and various areas of the administrative districts of the Mwanza, southwestern tip of Mara Region, Simiyu Region and Shinyanga Region.
The predominant tribes of the Shinyanga region are the Sukuma, Nyamwezi, and Sumbwa tribes.

Nyamwezi people

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Historically, there have been five tribal groups, all referring to themselves as Wanyamwezi to outsiders: Kimbu, Konongo, Nyamwezi, Sukuma, and Sumbwa, who were never united.

Sungusungu

Sungusungu (sometimes Sungu Sungu or Busalaman) are Tanzanian justice organizations established originally by the Sukuma and Nyamwezi ethnic groups in 1981 to protect cattle from theft and other property.

Sukuma Museum

It was designed in 1968, and is dedicated to the preservation and display of artifacts related to the Sukuma culture.

African Great Lakes

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The Sukuma are a Bantu ethnic group inhabiting the southeastern African Great Lakes region.

Bantu languages

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They speak Sukuma, which belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo family.

Niger–Congo languages

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They speak Sukuma, which belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo family.

Lake Victoria

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The Sukuma live in northwestern Tanzania on or near the southern shores of Lake Victoria, and various areas of the administrative districts of the Mwanza, southwestern tip of Mara Region, Simiyu Region and Shinyanga Region.

Simiyu Region

Simiyu
The Sukuma live in northwestern Tanzania on or near the southern shores of Lake Victoria, and various areas of the administrative districts of the Mwanza, southwestern tip of Mara Region, Simiyu Region and Shinyanga Region.

Serengeti

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The northern area of their residence is in the famous Serengeti Plain.

Rukwa Region

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Sukuma families have migrated southward, into the Rukwa Region and Katavi Region, encroaching on the territory of the Pimbwe.

Katavi Region

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Sukuma families have migrated southward, into the Rukwa Region and Katavi Region, encroaching on the territory of the Pimbwe.

Pimbwe language

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Sukuma families have migrated southward, into the Rukwa Region and Katavi Region, encroaching on the territory of the Pimbwe.

Konongo people

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As with the Nyamwezi, all members of the five groups in Greater Unyamwezi identified themselves as Wanjamwezi to those outside of the "greater" area, but among themselves used Sukuma, Konogo, and so on.

Mirambo

Some claim they were a Nyamwezi people who had moved northwestward to escape Mirambo's raids with the result that game and tsetse re-occupied the deserted area.

Tabora

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Unyanyembe, the most important chiefdom of the Wanjamwesi, centered on Tabora, obtained its meat supplies from the Sukuma.

Rinderpest

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By 1892, however, the herds of cattle began to decline due to rinderpest and tsetse fly, and while two-thirds of German East Africa became unsuitable for cattle, and cattle in general probably did not recover until after the First World War, large valuable herds of cattle were retained by the Sukuma who were then still able to escape any great social change by exploiting the herds economically.

Tsetse fly

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By 1892, however, the herds of cattle began to decline due to rinderpest and tsetse fly, and while two-thirds of German East Africa became unsuitable for cattle, and cattle in general probably did not recover until after the First World War, large valuable herds of cattle were retained by the Sukuma who were then still able to escape any great social change by exploiting the herds economically.

German East Africa

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By 1892, however, the herds of cattle began to decline due to rinderpest and tsetse fly, and while two-thirds of German East Africa became unsuitable for cattle, and cattle in general probably did not recover until after the First World War, large valuable herds of cattle were retained by the Sukuma who were then still able to escape any great social change by exploiting the herds economically.