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Manyema Village in 1876

Manyema (Una-Ma-Nyema, eaters of flesh), a powerful and, in the past, warlike Bantu people in the southeast of the Congo basin and in the Kigoma region of Western Tanzania.

In Tanzania they include various sub tribes, including the Wabwari, Wamasanze, Wabembe. In the 20th century, they have made considerable contribution in fields such as soccer, music and politics.

Manyema, or Maniema, was for the greater part of the 19th century a target of the Arab slave raiders.[1]:67,94–96

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  1. ^ Stanley, H.M., 1899, Through the Dark Continent, Vol. Two, London: G. Newnes, ISBN 0486256685

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.