Wasukuma

Wasukuma

 

Sukuma, a nationality in the Republic of Tanzania. The Wasukuma live south of Lake Victoria and are closely related to the Nyamwezi. Population, approximately 1 million (1967 estimate). They speak the Kisukuma language, which is related to the Bantu languages. Most of the Wasukuma adhere to local traditional beliefs, but some are Catholics; a small number of Wasukuma profess Islam. Chief occupations are farming and cattle raising; seasonal migratory work in the mines and in the cities has developed.

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He would agree if the teacher taught that it were Wasukuma living along what is Lake Victoria who discovered the lake.
But in the late nineteenth century it was an important city, a thriving caravanserai and meeting place for the Arab slave and ivory traders, hungry white explorers and missionaries, the Wasukuma and the Wanyamwezi with their king Fundi Kira.