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Tumbuka Brochure

The Tumbuka are an ethnic group living in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania. In the Tumbuka mythology, Chiuta is the chief deity; he is all-powerful, omniscient and self-created. Chiuta literally means Great Bow and is symbolised in the sky by the rainbow. He is also a god of rain and fertility. Tumbuka, like most African languages, has many myths that constitute its cultural heritage.These myths, told around fires at night, often to the accompaniment of drumming and choral responses, aim to teach children moral behavior and to entertain. these vidokoni (fictitious stories) have a moral behind them.
Author(s): NALRC
URL: http://nalrc.indiana.edu/brochures/new-broch/Tumbuka.pdf
Language(s): Tumbuka
Category: Teaching and Learning Materials, Research, LCTL Initiatives, K-12 Initiatives, Outreach and Dissemination
Level: Beginning
Audience: K-8, 9-12, Heritage, Self-Study, Special Purpose
General Format: Print
Specific Medium: Hard Copy, Downloadable File
Skill: Reading
Price: Free
Year: 2015
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Publisher: National African Language Resource Center
 
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