By Princely Onyenwe, Imo
Israeli tribes are scattered all over the world including the Ibos and this has made such tribes of Israel more popular among all tribes.
In this context, I am focusing on mostly the tribe of Lembe in Africa as one amongst the original tribes of Israel that lived more than a thousand years on earth.
History has it that The Original Tribe of Lembe That Migrated From Israel To Africa Thousands Of Years Ago are domiciled in East Africa and the Mediterranean.
The Lemba tribe that basically stays in Zimbabwe and some other parts of Malawi is one of the most populated people in Africa. Their combined population is not less than half a million.
The majority of the Lemba people are hunters and farmers. They mostly practise Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and traditional religions. They have half a great traditional culture and speak the Bantu language, making them one of the most lively tribes in Africa.
According to their tradition, it is taboo for a Lemba man to marry a woman from another tribe. It is a great sin that can make the ruler of Lemba land banish him from the land. Unless the woman who is to be married agrees to learn and practice Lemba culture and religion.
Lemba people claim that there are books that record how they migrated from Israel over 2,500 years ago, but the books have been lost. The DNA that the Israeli authorities did for them shows that they truly are one of the lost tribes of Israel that have now been found, as the bible has already prophesized.
However, the reason why and how they left their original homeland to migrate to Zimbabwe has been revealed.
According to their history, thousands of years ago, they migrated out of Israel to the Arab Peninsula, modern-day Yemen, in search of gold. After many years of settling down in Yemen, many of them left the place and settled down in Ethiopia, where they also spent years.
These people split into groups in Ethiopia, where many of them stayed there while some continued their journey until they settled down in Zimbabwe and some parts of Malawi, which is now their homeland.
Unlike the Ibos that migrated from Israel to the western side of Africa as reported, there are many other tribes identified as original Israelites in many regions of the world.
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