The Bemba are the largest ethnic group in the Northern Province of Zambia. Along with the Bemba, seventeen or eighteen Bemba-speaking ethnic groups are included in the general group. The Bemba-speaking peoples have a matrilineal-matrilocal emphasis, and are predominantly agricultural. They practice shifting cultivation, with finger millet as the staple crop, supplemented by hunting and fishing. There is a general absence of cattle, since this area is within the tsetse fly belt.
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