Bena people

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Not to be confused with the Banna people.

The Bena are a large ethnic and linguistic group based in the Iringa Region of south-central Tanzania who speak the Bantu Bena language. In 2001, the Bena population was estimated to number 670,000.[1]

Clans include the Wabena of Njombe highlands and its offshoot, the Wabena of Ulanga.[2]

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  2. ^ Culwick, G. M. (November 1935). "Pottery Among the Wabena of Ulanga, Tanganyika Territory". Man. 35 (184–185): 165. JSTOR 2789855.