Bondei people

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The Bondei are an ethnic group based in the Usambara Mountains of Tanga Region in northeastern Tanzania. Bondei speak a Bantu language and are related to the Shambaa ethnic group.[1] Population is roughly 100,000.[1] Most of Bondei people reside in Muheza District where they engage in different activities especially small-scale agriculture.

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  1. ^ a b Appiah & Gates 1999, p. 284.
  • Kiango, John G. (2008). Kibondei: Msamiati wa Kibondei-Kiswahili-Kiingereza / Bondei-Swahili-English Lexicon. ISBN 9987-691-21-8.