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Manyema Village in 1876

Manyema (Una-Ma-Nyema, eaters of flesh),[1] a powerful and, in the past, warlike Bantu people[1] 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 Maniema 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.

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  1. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Manyema" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 626.