Lungu people

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Not to be confused with Rungus people.

The Lungu AKA Rungu or Tabwa are an ethnic and linguistic group based in southwestern Tanzania, northeastern Zambia and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 1987 the Rungu population in Tanzania was estimated to number 34,000. The number of Rungu in Zambia has not been independently estimated, though the combined number of Mambwe and Rungu in Zambia was estimated to be 262,800 in 1993 [1].

The Mambwe language and Lungu, the Rungu language, are distinguished by minor dialect differences.