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1A member of a people inhabiting west central Tanzania.
- ‘Consequently, they have been less effective than the grass-roots Sungusungu operated by the Sukuma.’
- ‘Sukuma in Kibaoni have larger herds of cattle than the Sukuma of Mirumba.’
- ‘First, Sukuma in Rukwa are more likely to wear gaudy combinations of Western clothes, traditional bracelets, and distinct black capes that symbolize and display their ethnicity and spiritual beliefs.’
- ‘The largest ethnic groups include the Sukuma (over three million), and the Chagga, Haya, and Nyamwezi (over one million each).’
- ‘Model 1 compares Pimbwe to ethnic groups other than Sukuma.’
- ‘The Sukuma of Rukwa adopted Sungusungu in 1982, shortly after it emerged in northern Tanzania.’
- ‘In the study area, most of the organizational secretaries are from local non-Sukuma ethnic groups because few Sukuma are formally educated and able to write in Swahili.’
- ‘Many Sukuma suggest that this is a ‘respectful’ way for women to dance, because it does not include suggestive motion of the hips or legs.’
- ‘Few rules exist in Pimbwe society to motivate cooperation beyond the scope of the family or clan; thus, the Pimbwe were unable to mobilize Sungusungu participation as effectively as the Sukuma.’
- ‘Throughout Tanzania, the Sukuma are admired for the spectacular appeal of their dance performances.’
- ‘Sukuma dance figures were considered so shocking by early twentieth century catholic missionaries that many deemed all Sukuma dance ‘immoral.’’
- ‘He first conducted demographic research among Pimbwe and Sukuma and later asked permission to study the Sungusungu.’
- ‘The parable of the Two Brothers, a popular story among the Sukuma of Tanzania, has interesting parallels with the Lucan Prodigal Son.’
- ‘With pre-existing institutions similar to Sungusungu, the Sukuma quickly created and spread the justice organizations to even distant migrant populations.’
- ‘National politicians and administrators commonly comment on the marked cultural differences between the Sukuma in Rukwa and the northern regions, reflecting our own observations of persistent traditionalism in Rukwa.’
2mass noun The Bantu language of the Sukuma, related to Nyamwezi and having around 4 million speakers.
- ‘The majority of the residents of Kwimba are Wasukuma from the Sukuma tribe and speak Sukuma along with Swahili.’
- ‘Translations.com offers professional language services in Sukuma and over 100 languages including enterprise scale translation and website globalization.’
- ‘Gwe is a dialect of Sukuma (3200000 speakers) spoken in northwest Tanzania.’
Relating to the Sukuma or their language.
- ‘Within a year, the Sungusungu had spread to migrant Sukuma populations living in distant regions such as Rukwa where this research was conducted.’
- ‘Many Nyamwezi also speak English and the languages of neighboring ethnic groups, such as Kisukuma, the language of the Sukuma people.’
- ‘As a cultural medium based on the notion of spectacle, Sukuma performances presuppose interaction between performer and audience, observer and observed.’
- ‘Goldschmidt also tells, however, of a similar cultural effect: the extinction of traditional Sukuma baskets.’
- ‘Most frequently Sukuma figures are used to satirize character types (either in the opponent dance group or in the village), create narratives with invented characters, or simulate sexual relations.’
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