Nyakyusa People of Tanzania and Malawi.


Nyakyusa People of Tanzania and Malawi.
Nyakyusa People also known as Sokile, Nkonde and Ngonde people can be found in Tanzania and Malawi , they are part of the Bantu ethnic group they are related to the Kinga People, Goyo People and Magoma People they also cultivate crops such as Corns, Beans , Yams , Millet, Tomatoes and other crops some of the crops are used for food, traditional beer and for hospitality each year at the beginning of the rainy seasons they come together with the Kyungu Chiefs the people of the village are instructed not to light fire in their homes during the rain calling ceremony festival along with parades this include provided feasts, dances of beautiful bodies and physical strength of both men and women during the 19th Century they were great traders and the most powerful people and they successfully challenged the Arabs, it is claimed that the Chiefs of Nyakyusa were brothers of Lwembe and to the east , Drums are hand made according to Ezekia after the dropped the heated stone the Stone into the dam later shifted and moved to Ngozi area instead so by that moment Ngozi was created and the area got its name Ngozi and Houses are made by grass and mud brick.  According to their oral history they traced their roots to an Ancinet Nubian Queen called Nyanseba, She was abducted by a warrior and a herdsmen, it is said the herdsmen turned the rulership of Empresses to Emperors, but the power and influence of women among the Nyakyusa can be seen through in their traditions the Boys take their mother’s clan name while the girls take their father’s clan name, the Ngonde below the Songwe river in Present day Nyasaland and the Nyakyusa above the river during the former Deutsch Ostafrika also known as German East Africa,  The German Colony organized when their military was called upon to put down a revolt against the activities of colonial company during the late 1800s and in 1897 the Konde revolt took place  the Germans were no longer happy as they used to with their status in East Africa.  They celebrate festivals such as harvest festival, Mbeya Cultural festival and other festivals as well.

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