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Synonyms for Chewa

a member of the Bantu-speaking people of Malawi and eastern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe

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Ces valeurs culturelles sont profondement ancrees chez les peuples Zambiens Chewa et Ngoni.
These men all spoke at least two out of the three languages of church and school in what was then Nyasaland-Tumbuka, Chewa, and English.
Chief Gawa Undi of the Chewa people of Eastern Province faced up to Vice President Guy Scott, at the Kulamba Kubwalo coventional ceremony.
The drillship Deepsea Metro-1 has now relocated to Block 4 to drill an exploration well, Ngisi-1, adjacent to the Pweza and Chewa discoveries.
The "person" can also be a Zulu, a Pendi, a Ndebele, a Shona, a Chewa, a Kikuyu, or even a European.
The main ethnic groups are: Chewa, Nyanja, Tumbuka, Yao, Lomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni and Ngonde (9).
Within the open floor space, pedestals hold works of larger magnitude--among them, during the first exhibit, a Voulkos stack pot, Snowmass, 1995; Toshiko Takaezu ceramic forms; a Jun Kaneko Dango--all juxtapositioned next to impressive storage jars from the Nuna people in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and the Chewa people in Malawi, Central Africa.
The song titled ''Ndimakukonda,'' meaning ''I love you'' in the local Chewa language, is sung by Kohei Yamada, 26, who lived in the country through March as a worker of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The semantic function of locative particles is to express specific locative relationships, a function which is fulfilled by the prefixes of classes 16, 17, and 18 in other Bantu languages such as, among others, Swahili, Luba, Chewa, and Shona.
Certain cultural practices put adolescent women at risk for STIs, including HIV: for example, the practice among the Chewa of enlisting of an older man to be a young women's first sexual partner, the practice among the Tumbuka of wife inheritance and the practice among the Sena of recruiting a male relative to "cleanse" a widow by having sex with her.
The Chewa peasantry of Malawi, for example, continue to construct an imagery of the body that is mapped onto the way they experience their landscape.
A description of a few of these pieces include a beer container from the Chewa peoples of Malawi, a water vessel from the Yoruba of Nigeria and water and oil containers from the Berber of Algeria.
An illustration of this: after colonialism, the Maasai found themselves in Kenya and Tanzania; the Luo found themselves in Uganda, Kenya and Sudan; the Chewa found themselves in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
The presentation of subject is usually literal rather than fantastic or allegorical, as it is in Yao and Chewa sculpture.
In Malawi, for example, there may be very little information published in the native language of Chewa, and pictures provide an easy way of identifying health symptoms.