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


Magwamba (Makwafa, Ba-Tonga), a Bantu people of south-east Africa, on the coastlands between Delagoa Bay and Sofala, and stretching along both banks of the Limpopo inland to North Transvaal; they have branches even as far north as Nyassaland, where the Ba-Tonga of the Bandawe district speak a Si-Gwamba dialect, which has been reduced to writing by the missionaries. But most of the nation are still ancestry-worshippers, degraded by contact with the whites, addicted to hemp-smoking and drink, and in the Transvaal practically serfs of the Boers. (Berthoud, The Ghvamba Language, in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, xvi., Part I.).