Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Lomwe, a people of east Africa S. of the river Luli, between Mozambique and Lake Shirwa, are quite distinct from the Mozambique Makuas, with whom they were long confounded owing to fusions that have taken place between the two nations along the borderlands. The heart of their territory is occupied by the Namuli uplands, one of the most romantic and healthy districts in the whole of Africa. They were first visited (1879-83) by Consul H. O'Neil, who found them, despite their evil repute, to be a peaceful, industrious people, skilled in cotton weaving and excellent yvorkers in iron, altogether superior in most respects to their Makua neighbours. (H. O'Neil, Journey from Mozambique to Lakes Shirwa and Amaraniba, in Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, November, 1884.)