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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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She buys fresh sukuma wiki and cabbages from farmers, cuts them into small pieces before selling to customers.
These pits have enabled us to grow tomatoes, maize, arrow roots, vegetables like sukuma wiki, green grams, pigeon peas and cowpeas," says Mukonza, noting he learnt the technology two years ago from trainings by the Anglican Development Services Eastern and Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (Agra).
But I want to come back here soon with the Economic Development Department, through the Operation Sukuma programme, to initiate youth development
Walailak Sukuma, 28, was proclaimed dead at a Bangkok hospital hours after an oncoming train hit the woman and her friend while the pair was taking a selfie, Wissanusak Suebin, a police investigator in charge of the case, said on Friday.
Walailak Sukuma, 28, was proclaimed dead at a Bangkok hospital hours after an oncoming train hit her and her friend while the pair was taking a selfie, Wissanusak Suebin, a police investigator in charge of the case, told dpa on Friday.
Wooden figures, usually of cylindrical bodies with rough forms and modelling [sic], were found in central Tanzania among the Kereme people and the Sukuma tribe" (144).
Case study of Village Development Funds at Sukuma District Champassack Province".
The largest of Tanzania's many ethnic groups in descending order are: the Sukuma, Nyamwezi, Haya, Gogo, Makonde, Tumbuka-Ngoni, Ha, Chagga and Maasai.
2008, <<Sensory Shifts and "Synaesthetics" in Sukuma Healing>>, Ethnos, 73, 4:466-484.
Genji Sukuma, a retired consultant said that Japanese investors would see the invitation to G 7 as a clear signal of positive conditions in Sri Lanka conducive for investments.
South Africa-based Tribhangi Dance Theatre will present their dynamic production Sukuma.
Sukuma tribe who are the majority here, they believe that bearing many children is good because these children will assist you when you get old without considering the wellbeing of upbringing them for example education.