Hanban-News. [Source] Confucius Institute at UNZA [Time] 2012-06-08 07:52:48 The first two Chinese volunteer Teachers of Confucius Institute at UNZA arrived in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on May 30.
Director He Yi, instructors Niu Xiquan and Zhao Yiqiang met them at the airport. While selecting volunteer teachers for Confucius Institute at UNZA, great help and support were given by the volunteer center of Hanban and the leading cadres at all levels of Hebei University of Economics and Business. Two volunteers who had been working well in Thailand for one year were at last selected. Confucius Institute at UNZA has done considerable arduous and painstaking preparing work including coordination of settlement, meeting at the airport, notice before leaving, selection of teaching locations and the arrangement of daily work and life. Luanshya Trust School is a school with high education quality and teaching facility which has got first place in Zambian joint examination many times.
Zambian slang. Like many other countries or cultures Zambia contains a mixture of euphemisms in various provinces or different parts of Towns/Areas/Regions that often leave Zambians from various backgrounds/foreigners scratching their heads wondering the meanings of the catch phrases or terminologies.While most of the words are used in English,some of the words are also commonly used in the local languages such as Nyanja and Bemba which are widely spoken throughout some or most parts of Zambia.The following are terms/words/Phrases commonly used in Lusaka, Copperbelt province and some parts of Zambia.
Phrases Album - (Offensive Term)Refers to Pregnancy/Birth – That girl just released an Album.Ati how? - How are you? Very informal slang. Origin ‘Ati bwanji’ became ‘ati bwa’ and ‘bwa’ was translated to English ‘how’ Ba ka’amba - from ‘ba kalamba’ big man. Hammer - 1) to beatHard - to be considered something special or good e.g. Item - Refers to a thing/anything. Jam - to play e.g. Nyashi - Big Behind. Zambia. This article is about the African nation.
For the 18th-century BC king of Isin, see Zambiya. Zambia. Tumbuka language. The Tumbuka language is a Bantu language which is spoken in parts of Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania.
The World Almanac (1998) estimates approximately 2,000,000 Tumbuka speakers exist in the aforementioned three countries. There are substantial differences between the form of Tumbuka spoken in urban areas (which borrows some words from Swahili and Chewa and the "village" or "deep" Tumbuka spoken in villages. The [kyela [Rumphi]] variant is often regarded as the most "linguistically pure", and is sometimes called "real Tumbuka". The Mzimba dialect has been strongly influenced by Zulu (chiNgoni), even so far as to have clicks in words like chitha [ʇʰitʰa] "urinate", which do not occur in other dialects. Senga "dialect" is not actually Tumbuka at all, but a Sabi language more closely related to Bemba. Linguistic descriptions Bemba language. History of Zambia. This article deals with the history of the country now called Zambia from prehistoric times to the present.
Early history That archaic humans were present in Zambia at least 200,000 years ago was shown by the discovery of the Broken Hill skull in Kabwe in 1921 - this was the first human fossil ever discovered in Africa. The earliest known modern humans to live in the territory of modern day Zambia were the Khoisans. They were bushmen, hunter-gatherers who lived a nomadic life, with stone age technology. Mainly they collected fruit and nuts, but they also hunted antelope and other animals. Since the early farmers practised slash and burn agriculture, they had to constantly move further south when the soil was exhausted.
Homo rhodesiensis. Homo rhodesiensis is now regarded by some scientists as another name for Homo heidelbergensis. Discovery Kabwe 1, also called the Broken Hill skull, was assigned by Arthur Smith Woodward in 1921 as the type specimen for Homo rhodesiensis; today most scientists now assign it to Homo heidelbergensis. The cranium was found in a lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia) in 1921 by Tom Zwiglaar, a Swiss miner.
In addition to the cranium, an upper jaw from another individual, a sacrum, a tibia, and two femur fragments were also found. Steatopygia. A Khoisan woman displaying steatopygia Steatopygia (/stiːˌætɵˈpɪdʒiə/; from the Greek στέαρ stéar, "tallow" and πυγή pugḗ, "rump") is the state of having substantial levels of tissue on the buttocks and thighs.
This build is not confined to the gluteal regions, but extends to the outside and front of the thighs, and tapers to the knee producing a curvaceous figure. History Steatopygia is a genetic characteristic generally prevalent in women of African origin, most notably among though not limited to the Khoisan. In most populations of Homo sapiens, females are more likely than their male counterparts to accumulate adipose tissue in the buttock region. Steatopygia would seem to have been a characteristic of a population which once extended from the Gulf of Aden to the Cape of Good Hope, of which stock Khoisan and Pygmies are remnants.
It has been suggested that this feature was once more widespread. Bemba people.