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Mbukushu, Gova in Namibia

Mbukushu, Gova

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
46,000 Mbukushu Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 % No   

Mbukushu, Gova in Namibia

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Introduction / History
The Mbukushu territory straddles 3 countries, namely Angola, Namibia and Botswana. Their language is called Thimbukushu.

They do agriculture and some cattle husbandry, but their interest is more with agriculture. As many of them live along the Kavango river, they also do fishing. In Namibia, the Mbukushu territory is part of the Kavango Region. Most Mbukushu people live traditional rural African lives, in huts built from mud/dung and thatched roofs.

The population is young, with many children. They have a tribal leadership consisting of a king, chiefs and councilors.

What are their beliefs?
There are many Christians, though many Mbukushu are also practicing beliefs in witchcraft. This means that bad fortune is seen as a curse exercised by an enemy, such as a jealous family member. Witchdoctors are then consulted to help. The challenge of the church is to be disciples of Jesus Christ who can help people get free and discover Christian fellowship.

What are their needs?
Many Mbukushu are quite poor, living off the land by means of subsistence farming. Therefore the church also struggles with funds for leadership/ministerial training and putting up infrastructure.

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Country: Namibia
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Kavango East and Zambezi regions.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Mbukushu, Gova
People Name General: Mbukushu
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ROP3 Code: 106490
Joshua Project People ID: 13639
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 46,000
Population all Countries: 117,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South
People Name General: Mbukushu
Ethnic Code: NAB57g
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Primary Language: Mbukushu (46,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mhw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity55.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions45.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1976-1986
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Mbukushu, Gova in Namibia

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