Makua

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Makua

 

a people inhabiting the central region of Mozambique, south of the Lugenda River to the lower reaches of the Zambezi River, and also the regions of Malawi and Tanzania bordering Mozambique. Population, including the related Lomwe, Nguru, Chuabo, and other peoples, approximately 5 million (1970, estimate). The Makua language belongs to the Bantu family.

Most Makua preserve their local traditional beliefs; some are Christians or Muslims. Their chief occupations are hoe farming (millet, sorghum, legumes), livestock raising (sheep, goats), and fishing.

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la tribu maconde es la enemiga de la tribu macua y, por lo tanto, los macuas deberian unir fuerzas con los portugueses para luchar contra los maconde".
Even so, in the 1970s there still was talk of ancestors who were macondes, macuas, and maraves.
Among the people from whom this information was collected, there were Macuas, Niambanas, both from Mozambique, and Ngindos from the southern inland area of present-day Tanzania.
4) Macua is the singular Portuguese noun (the plural is Macuas); in the standard dialect of these people, Emaakhuwa, the most recent term is Makhuwa (plural: Amakhuwa).
ethnonynmous designations used at the time by people other than the slaves, such as macua, ajaua, sena, maconde, etc.
La raiz de estos sincretismos subyace en el complejo etnocultural que de manera forzada se asienta en estos territorios como los congos, araras, lucumies, gangas, carabalies, macuas, mandingas, entre otros con la primacia de los primeros quienes impusieron el kikongo como base linguistica de los vocablos congos que perduran aun dentro del habla popular de los territorios con una base cultural bantu.
Que ces derniers, imbus de leur experience de la grande ville, de leur formation scolaire et de leur modernite, de leur fierte changane (tsonga), aient facilement verse dans l'arrogance envers des ndaus jadis vaincus par Ngungunhana, ou envers des macuas, sena, yaos, etc.
Asi, aparecen 2 trabajos sobre Chope (Almeirim, 1957; Cardoso, 1957), 1 sobre la etnia makonde (Pombeiro, 1951), 8 sobre los macua (Almeida, 1951; Andrade, 1951, Baptista, 1951; Raphael, 1955; Oliveira, 1956; Ribeiro, 1956; Ferreira 1956; Conceicao, 1960), 1 de los manica (Ladeira, 1957), 1 de los ndau (Amorim, 1956), 4 de los ngoni (Lucas, 1951, 1957 (10); Lopes, 1956; Veloso, 1957), 5 sobre los sena (Madeira, 1951; Monteiro, 1951; Gens, 1956; Ferreira, 1960; Magalhaes, 1960), 1 de los swazi (Ascension, 1957), otro de los tawara (Domingo, 1956), 4 entre los thonga (Gandara, 1951; Barros, 1957; Fonseca, 1957; Sarria, 1957), 1 de los yao (Carvalho, 1956) y 1 de los zimba (Rita-Ferreira, 1952).