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Lufingo is an administrative ward in the Rungwe district of the Mbeya Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 16,689.[1] Lufingo is also a Nyakyusa (The wanyakyusa are the major ethnic group found in Mbeya)name literary meaning a promise! It is said to be biblical name representing the gesture, A promise from our father, The Lord! Lufingo the name, is also popular among Wabena and Wakinga the northern neighbors to Wanyakyusa.


  1. ^ "2002 Population and Housing Census General Report". Government of Tanzania. Archived from the original on 2006-06-08. Retrieved 2008-08-18.