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. Ba ka’amba - from ‘ba kalamba’ big man. Gabon - anything bad, in reference to the Gabon air disaster of 1993 in which Zambia soccer player lost their lives.Gon’ga - noun. an imitation product. verb. Item - Refers to a thing/anything. Jam - to play e.g. E.g. e.g. Zambia. This article is about the African nation. For the 18th-century BC king of Isin, see Zambiya. The Republic of Zambia /ˈzæmbiə/ is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, in the south-central part of Zambia.
The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest. Originally inhabited by Khoisan peoples, the region was colonised during the Bantu expansion of the thirteenth century. After visits by European explorers in the eighteenth century, Zambia became the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century. In 2010, the World Bank named Zambia one of the world's fastest economically reformed countries. Etymology History Pre-colonial European contact
Zambia. Zambia /ˈzæmbiə/, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country.
The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest. Originally inhabited by Khoisan peoples, the region which comprises modern Zambia was colonised during the Bantu expansion of the thirteenth century. After visits by European explorers in the eighteenth century, Zambia became the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century.
For most of the colonial period, the country was governed by an administration appointed from London with the advice of the British South Africa Company. Etymology History 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 Some vocabulary Helpful phrases Enya = YesYayi = NoYebo = Thank youTaonga = We are thankfulnkumba chakurya! Greetings Mwawuka uli ? People Bemba language. The Bemba language, ChiBemba (also Cibemba, Ichibemba, Icibemba and Chiwemba), is a major Bantu language spoken primarily in north-eastern Zambia by the Bemba people and as a lingua franca by about 18 related ethnic groups, including the Bisa people of Mpika and Lake Bangweulu, and to a lesser extent in Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Botswana.
Including all its dialects, Bemba is the most spoken indigenous language in Zambia. The Lamba language is closely related, some people consider it a dialect of Bemba. History The Bemba people are descendants of inhabitants of the Luba kingdom, which existed in what is now the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in north-eastern Zambia. Bemba is one of the most widely spoken languages in Zambia, spoken by many people who live in urban areas, and is one of Zambia's seven recognized regional languages.
Dialects Phonology and orthography Grammar Nouns Adjectives 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.
With the introduction of agriculture the population grew, and more and more land became cultivated. From 1500 to 1900 The period between the 16th and the 19th centuries saw the emergence of organized Iron Age kingdoms as well as widespread immigration. 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. The skull was dubbed "Rhodesian Man" at the time of the find, but is now commonly referred to as the Broken Hill skull or the Kabwe cranium. The association between the bones is unclear, but the tibia and femur fossils are usually associated with the skull. Rhodesian Man is dated to be between 125,000 and 300,000 years old. Classification Reconstruction of Rhodesian Men. Present location See also 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. This genetic characteristic [Steatopygia] is prevalent among women but also occurs to a lesser degree in men. 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. See also Saartjie Baartman.
Bemba people. The Bemba (or 'BaBemba' using the Ba- prefix to mean 'people of', and also called 'Awemba' or 'BaWemba' in the past) belong to a large group of Bantu peoples mainly in the Northern, Luapula and Copperbelt Provinces of Zambia who trace their origins to the Luba and Lunda states of the upper Congo basin, in what became Katanga Province in southern Congo-Kinshasa (DRC). They are the largest ethnic group in Zambia. Bemba history is a major historical phenomenon in the development of chieftainship in a large and culturally homogeneous region of central Africa. The Bemba are those who consider themselves subjects of the Chitimukulu, the Bemba's single paramount chief. They lived in villages of 100 to 200 people and numbered 250,000 strong in 1963. There are over 30 Bemba clans, named after animals or natural organisms, such as the royal clan, "the people of the crocodile" (Bena Ng'andu) or the Bena Bowa (Mushroom Clan).
In contemporary Zambia, the word "Bemba" actually has several meanings.