The Gogo (or mgogo singular and Wagogo plural ) are ever-happy, dance-loving and agriculturalist Bantu ethnolinguistic group living in the Dodoma Region of central Tanzania. In the past Gogo people were known pastoralist and patrilineal (tracing descent and inheritance through the male line) ethnic group, but many contemporary Gogo now practice settled agriculture, have migrated to urban areas, or work on plantations throughout Tanzania. They are well-known for their musical prowess and their Gogo music has achieved an international reputation Read MoreBook Now
Hehe, Bantu-speaking agricultural people occupying the Iringa region of southern Tanzania. Numbering about 192,000 in the late 20th century, the Hehe are a cluster of peoples with similar language and culture. They were amalgamated into a single polity by Munyigumba, head of the Muyinga family, in the mid-19th century. Using a military organization and tactics borrowed from the Ngoni, the Hehe under Munyigumba, and later his son Mkwawa, greatly expanded their domain. They were subdued by German forces in 1898, but only after seven years of severe fighting and after Mkwawa had committed suicide to avoid capture. The paramountcy was restored in 1926, the heads of the formerly independent peoples being mostly subchiefs under the paramount. Read More
Chaga, also spelled Chagga, Bantu-speaking people living on the fertile southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania. They are one of the wealthiest and most highly organized of Tanzanian peoples.
Chaga land and cultivation methods support a very dense population. They practice an intensive irrigated agriculture on terraced fields, keeping the fields under permanent cultivation through the use of animal manure as fertilizer. The staple crop is millet; plantains are also important. Since the 1920s coffee has been the major cash crop. Chaga society follows patrilineal rules of descent and inheritance. Polygyny is general. Males are grouped in age sets similar to those of the Masai. Read MoreBook Now
Manyema a powerful and, in the past, warlike Bantu people in the southeast of the Congo basin and in the Kigoma Region of Western Tanzania.In Tanzania they include various tribes which are independent culturally but with some resemblance due to intermarriages, including the Wagoma, Wabwari, Waholoholo, Wabuyu, Wamasanze,Wabembe and so on.
Manyemaland was for the greater part of the 19th century an Eldorado of the Arab slave raiders. In the 20th century, they have made considerable contribution in fields such as soccer, music and politics. Read More