Bembe people

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

Bembe people
Regions with significant populations
Democratic Republic of the Congo252,000 (1991)[1]
Bembe language, Swahili. Lingala, English, French
Christianity, Islam, Malkia Waubembe

Cultural traditionsEdit

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]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Bembe,
  2. ^ Stellaractive (2017-05-25). "Bembe People - Discover African Art". Retrieved 2020-05-26.

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