Bembe people

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Bembe people
Regions with significant populations
Democratic Republic of the Congo 252,000 (1991) [1]
Bembe language, Swahili. Lingala, English, French
Christianity, Islam, Malkia Waubembe

The Bembe are an ethnic and linguistic group based in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Katavi Region of Tanzania. In 1991 the Bembe population of the DRC was estimated to number 252,000 and around 1.5 million in 2005. [1]


Cultural traditions

A semi-nomadic people, who often settled in forest environments, the Bembe tended to abandon their small villages as the soil became less fertile. The women cultivated the crops and the men hunted and fished. [2]

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